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Creator:
Collins, Henry Bascom 1899-1987  Search this
Project assistant/filmmaker:
Ford, James Alfred 1911-1968  Search this
Physical description:
reference video cassettes silent b&w 3/4 inch
master video cassettes silent b&w 3/4 inch
archival original 2,000 feet silent b&w 35mm
Culture:
Yupik Eskimos  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Alaska
Washington, D.C
Saint Lawrence Island (Alaska)
Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaksa
United States
Date:
ca 1930
North America
Notes:
Title supplied by Archives staff (unpublished work) -- archival collection
Supplementary materials: 3, synchronous sound annotation
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee
Summary:
Footage taken by Smithsonian anthropologist Henry Collins and his assistant James Ford in the summer of 1930, Gambell, St. Lawrence Island, Alaska. Shots include Eskimos in boats; three men positioning themselves in boulders along seacliffs to catch birds with pole net; dancing and drumming; fishing with both lines and nets; dog teams; the preparation of a walrus skin strecthed out on large frame; men hauling boats overland with the use of dog teams; scenes of the hunting environment including shots of whales, walruses, and polar bear; butchering of a whale and walrus; reindeer being herded into a corral; ships navigating in icy waters and locked in ice; miscellaneous scenes in Washington D.C. in the 1930s with shots of a house burning.
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Language and culture  Search this
Butchering--walrus--whale  Search this
Food quest--hunting  Search this
Whaling--butchering  Search this
Games--tossing--on walrus hide  Search this
Animal husbandry--reindeer  Search this
Corrals--reindeer  Search this
Dancing--drums  Search this
Drums--dancing  Search this
Transportation--sleds--dog teams  Search this
Fishing--nets--lines  Search this
Hides--walrus--preparation of  Search this
Archaeology--techniques of  Search this
Sports--wrestling  Search this
Fire--fire fighting--house fire  Search this
Automobiles--model-T  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1982.6.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_218297