Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America
Richard Henry Pratt (1840-1924) was a United States Army officer and organizer of the Indian Division of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in Virginia. Pratt's theories about education of American Indians and their assimilation into American society led to the founding of the Carlisle School in 1879, where he served as superintendent until 1904.
Photographs probably made by Richard Henry Pratt and his daughter Nana Pratt on a trip around the United States, circa 1896. They include images of Southwest and Northwest Coast Indians, waterways, dwellings and pueblos, a church, a totem pole, and a town in the Northwest.
Photo lot 81I, Richard H. and Nana Pratt photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Indians of North America--Dwellings
NAA Photo Lot 81I
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing