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Chapter 18: Conservation, Access and Use in a Museum of Living Cultures

Author:
West, W. Richard  Search this
Kaminitz, Marian A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Native Americans  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_80228

West, W. Richard

Collection Correspondent:
Hanson, James A.  Search this
Conner, Stuart W.  Search this
Dempsey, Hugh A.  Search this
Brasser, Ted J.  Search this
DeMallie, Raymond  Search this
Schaeffer, Claude E.  Search this
Taylor, Colin F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 28
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
1994
Collection Restrictions:
The John Canfield Ewers papers are open for research.
Collection Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
John Canfield Ewers papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
John Canfield Ewers Papers
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-1998-35-ref1989

Stephen Gambaro photographs of American Indian artists and public figures

Creator:
Gambaro, Stephen  Search this
Names:
Billedeaux, Dwight  Search this
Biss, Earl, 1947-1998  Search this
Deer, Ada Elizabeth  Search this
DesJarlais, Larry J.  Search this
Echohawk, Brummett T., 1922-2006  Search this
Harris, LaDonna  Search this
McCarty Hessing, Valjean, 1934-  Search this
Peña, Jose Encarnacion, San Ildefonso  Search this
Runnels, Vic  Search this
Seabourn, Bert D., 1931-  Search this
West, W. Richard (Walter Richard), 1912-1996  Search this
Extent:
4 Prints (halftone)
41 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1976-1984
Scope and Contents note:
Portraits of American Indian artists, craftspeople, activists, and leaders from Stephen Gambaro's photography exhibits: "The Indian, the Animal, and the Land," 1976; "Indian Artists," 1977; and "Shadows Caught: Images of Native Americans," 1984.

Individuals pictured include: Brummett Echohawk, Pawnee; Archie Blackowl, Cheyenne; Bert Seabourn, Cherokee; LaDonna Harris, Comanche; W. Richard West, Sr., Southern Cheyenne; Ada Deer, Menominee; George Watchetaker, Comanche; King Kuka, Blackfeet; Earl Biss, Crow; Larry J. DesJarlais Jr., Turtle Mountain Chippewa; Encarnacion Pena, San Ildefonso; Valjean McCarty Hessing, Choctaw; Allan Hauser, Apache; Victor H. Runnels, Oglala; Sarah McCray, Navajo; Marian Wolf, Kiowa; Dwight Billedeaux, Blackfeet; Elsie Peshlakai, Navajo; Johnny Tiger Jr., Muscogee; John Kaskaske, Kickapoo; Linda Russell, Apache-Pawnee; Stephen Gonyea, Onondaga Iroquois; Naomi and Kathy Gonyea, Seneca Iroquois; and John, Eric, and Tanya Parker, Choctaw.
Biographical/Historical note:
Stephen Gambaro is a professional photographer and former Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the Washington, DC, government. He and his wife, a Cherokee sculptor, operate an Indian art gallery in DC. Gambaro's photographs largely depict Indian friends, artists, and craftsmen whom his gallery represents, as well as his travels to Indian communities around the United States.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-37, NAA ACC 84-19
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The exhibition catalog for "Indian Artists" in 1977 was donated with parts of this collection in 1980. It has been relocated to the National Anthropological Archives Reference Files.
Additional photographs by Stephen Gambaro can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot R80-33.
Jose Encarnacion Pena's painting entitled "Spotted Pumpkin Dance," collected by Gambaro for the "Shadows Caught" exhibit, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7429.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-37, Stephen Gambaro photographs of American Indian artists and public figures, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-37

Bolo tie

Photographer:
A J P, A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Culture/People:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
A J P, A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Bolo tie
Media/Materials:
Silver, turquoise, coral, jet/lignite, mother-of-pearl
Techniques:
Inlaid, stamped
Dimensions:
29 x 37.5 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Zuni Pueblo, Zuni Reservation; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
circa 1992
Catalog Number:
25/3907
Barcode:
253907.000
See related items:
A:shiwi (Zuni)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269611
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Female doll

Photographer:
Brenda Wheelock (Brenda Wheelock Sprague), Oneida [New York]  Search this
Culture/People:
Oneida  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Brenda Wheelock (Brenda Wheelock Sprague/Brenda C. Bush), Oneida [New York], 1928-2019  Search this
Donor:
Oneida Indian Nation  Search this
NMAI agent:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Female doll
Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, wool yarn, glass bead/beads, unknown stuffing
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, braided, loom beadwork, stuffed
Dimensions:
48 x 24 x 7 cm
Object Type:
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Place:
New York; USA
Date created:
1996-1997
Catalog Number:
25/4554
Barcode:
254554.000
See related items:
Oneida
Games, Toys, Gambling: Dolls
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270511
Additional Online Media:

Brooch/Pin

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Brooch/Pin
Media/Materials:
Hide, caribou hair, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn, strung, stitched
Dimensions:
1 x 9 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Bering Straits Native Corporation; Siberia; Russia
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
25/9675
Barcode:
259675.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275760
Additional Online Media:

Garment patch

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Garment patch
Media/Materials:
Commercially produced fabric patches/insignia
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
8.5 x 7.4 x 0.2 cm
Object Type:
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Place:
Bering Straits Native Corporation; Siberia; Russia
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
25/9676
Barcode:
259676.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Made-for-Sale items and Souvenirs
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275761

Garment patch

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Garment patch
Media/Materials:
Plastic, paint
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
6.5 x 8.3 x 1 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Bering Straits Native Corporation; Siberia; Russia
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
25/9677
Barcode:
259677.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275762
Additional Online Media:

Garment patch

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Garment patch
Media/Materials:
Plastic, paint
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 x 0.7 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Bering Straits Native Corporation; Siberia; Russia
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
25/9678
Barcode:
259678.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275763
Additional Online Media:

Garment patch

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Garment patch
Media/Materials:
Commercially produced fabric patches/insignia, paint
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.3 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Bering Straits Native Corporation; Siberia; Russia
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
25/9679
Barcode:
259679.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275764
Additional Online Media:

Garment patch

Culture/People:
Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Garment patch
Media/Materials:
Synthetic fabric, paint
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
80 x 6.5 x 0.3 cm
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Bering Straits Native Corporation; Siberia; Russia
Date created:
1990-2000
Catalog Number:
25/9680
Barcode:
259680.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Advertising/Logo items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275765
Additional Online Media:

Crab figure

Photographer:
Jolanda Rios Vasquez, Zapotec  Search this
Culture/People:
probably Lachiguiri Zapotec (attributed)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Jolanda Rios Vasquez, Zapotec  Search this
Previous owner:
Jose Efigenio Hernandez Ramirez, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Crab figure
Media/Materials:
Wood, paint
Techniques:
Carved, painted
Dimensions:
56 x 290 x 14.7 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Oaxaca; Oaxaca de Juárez Municipality, Centro District, Valles Centrales Region; Oaxaca State; Mexico
Geographical Areas:
Valley of Oaxaca
Date created:
2000-2002
Catalog Number:
26/603
Barcode:
260603.000
See related items:
Lachiguiri Zapotec
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_276730
Additional Online Media:

The Cheyenne Creation

Photographer:
Dick West (Wapah Nahyah/Wah-pah-nah-yah/Walter Richard West, Sr.), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1912-1996  Search this
Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Dick West (Wapah Nahyah/Wah-pah-nah-yah/Walter Richard West, Sr.), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1912-1996  Search this
Previous owner:
Rene West (Rene Wagoner West), Non-Indian  Search this
Dick West (Wapah Nahyah/Wah-pah-nah-yah/Walter Richard West, Sr.), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1912-1996  Search this
Donor:
Rene West (Rene Wagoner West), Non-Indian  Search this
Honoree:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Title:
The Cheyenne Creation
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, tempera
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
101.5 x 72 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Oklahoma; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1981
Catalog Number:
26/4502
Barcode:
264502.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280704
Additional Online Media:

Portrait of W. Richard West, Jr. (NMAI's founding director)

Photographer:
Marcus Amerman, Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma, b. 1959  Search this
Culture/People:
Oklahoma Choctaw  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Marcus Amerman, Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma, b. 1959  Search this
Subject:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Seller:
Marcus Amerman, Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma, b. 1959  Search this
Title:
Portrait of W. Richard West, Jr. (NMAI's founding director)
Object Name:
Mosaic
Media/Materials:
Glass bead/beads, coated fabric, thread
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Dimensions:
32.7 x 29.8 cm
Object Type:
Works of Art (Other)
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
2005
Catalog Number:
26/5559
Barcode:
265559.000
See related items:
Oklahoma Choctaw
Works of Art (Other)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_281786
Additional Online Media:

Flute and bag

Photographer:
Frank Taylor (Standing Eagle), Cherokee  Search this
Culture/People:
Cherokee  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Taylor (Standing Eagle), Cherokee  Search this
Donor:
Frank Taylor (Standing Eagle), Cherokee  Search this
Honoree:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Flute and bag
Media/Materials:
Wood, varnish, wool cloth, commercial suede thong, thread
Techniques:
Carved, drilled, sewn, varnished
Dimensions:
55.6 x 5.5 x 59.2 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Henagar; De Kalb County; Alabama; USA
Date created:
2005-2007
Catalog Number:
26/6392
Barcode:
266392.000
See related items:
Cherokee
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_387104
Additional Online Media:

Bolo tie

Photographer:
Lois Frank (Lois Crane), Umatilla  Search this
Culture/People:
Umatilla  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Lois Frank (Lois Crane), Umatilla  Search this
Previous owner:
Roberta "Bobbie" Conner (Roberta Leigh Conner), Cayuse/Umatilla/Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Bolo tie
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, commercial leather thong, thread
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork, edge beaded
Dimensions:
51.0 x 7.5 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Pendleton; Umatilla County; Oregon; USA
Date created:
2007-2008
Catalog Number:
26/6691
Barcode:
266691.000
See related items:
Umatilla
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391839
Additional Online Media:

Bolo tie

Photographer:
Peterson Johnson, Diné (Navajo), b. 1956  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Peterson Johnson, Diné (Navajo), b. 1956  Search this
Previous owner:
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA)  Search this
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Bolo tie
Media/Materials:
Silver, malachite, commercial leather thong
Techniques:
Hammered, bezel-set/stone-setting, braided
Dimensions:
48.5 x 4.5 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Gallup; McKinley County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
circa 2005
Catalog Number:
26/6692
Barcode:
266692.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391840
Additional Online Media:

Crow Takes Leave of the Family

Photographer:
Lillian Pitt (Wak'amu), Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama (Yakima), b. 1943 and Laurent Worme, Non-Indian  Search this
Culture/People:
Warm Springs  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Lillian Pitt (Wak'amu), Warm Springs/Wasco/Yakama (Yakima), b. 1943; cast by Laurent Worme, Non-Indian, of Couture Jewelers, Portland, Oregon  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Title:
Crow Takes Leave of the Family
Object Name:
Bracelet
Media/Materials:
Silver
Techniques:
Cast, stamped
Dimensions:
4.5 x 6.5 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Portland; Multnomah County; Oregon; USA (inferred)
Date created:
2003-2008
Catalog Number:
26/6693
Barcode:
266693.000
See related items:
Warm Springs
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391841
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Bracelet

Photographer:
Thomas J. Singer (Tommy Singer), Diné (Navajo), 1938-2014  Search this
Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Thomas J. Singer (Tommy Singer), Diné (Navajo), 1938-2014  Search this
Donor:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Previous owner:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Bracelet
Media/Materials:
Silver
Techniques:
Hammered, overlaid, stamped
Dimensions:
6.5 x 8.0 x 5.0 cm
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Winslow; Navajo County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
circa 2004
Catalog Number:
26/6694
Barcode:
266694.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391843
Additional Online Media:

Hat

Photographer:
Mary Hunter, Makah/Klallam (Clallam)/Quileute/Cowichan, b. 1947 and Greg Colfax, Makah, b. ca. 1947 and Greig Arnold, Makah, b. 1951  Search this
Culture/People:
Makah  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Hat by Mary Hunter, Makah/Klallam (Clallam)/Quileute/Cowichan, b. 1947; painted design by Greg Colfax, Makah, b. ca. 1947 and Greig Arnold, Makah, b. 1951  Search this
Donor:
Meredith Parker, Makah  Search this
Makah Cultural and Research Center  Search this
NMAI agent:
W. Richard West, Jr. (Rick West), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), b. 1943  Search this
Object Name:
Hat
Media/Materials:
Cedar bark (Red cedar), hide thong/babiche, paint, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Plaited, painted, drawn, strung
Dimensions:
17.5 x 46.0 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Place:
Neah Bay, Makah Reservation; Clallam County; Washington; USA
Date created:
2006-2007
Catalog Number:
26/6695
Barcode:
266695.000
See related items:
Makah
Clothing/Garments: Headwear and Headdresses
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_391844
Additional Online Media:

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