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Native American

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Creator:
Humphriss, Charles H. (Charles Harry), 1867-1964
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1910?
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 sketch : graphite ; 22 x 28 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Indians of North America
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1831
See more items in:
Charles H. Humphriss papers, 1887-1948
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Native American Ledger Art

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Creator:
Smithsonian Education
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2014-12-11T13:26:03.000Z
Video Title:
Native American Ledger Art
Description:
Museum educator Ramsey Weeks (Assiniboine, Lenape, and Hidatsa) discusses Native American ledger art, and shares ideas for family and classroom “winter count” activities. Download ledger art images for activity. http://smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/Ledger_Art_images_for_activity.pdf
Views:
1,161
Video Duration:
10 min 1 sec
Topic:
Education
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianEducation
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianEducation
Data Source:
Smithsonian Education

Native American Motifs

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Manufacturer:
Gorham Manufacturing Company, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, founded 1818
Medium:
Silver
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Made in:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Date:
ca. 1910
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Oblong, curved sides, top and bottom, featuring raised decoration of Native American Indian motifs, central reserve displays feathered headdress, necklace strung with animal's teeth, arrowhead at bottom center, flanked by 2 tomahawks, lid features smaller necklace and other motifs, monogram inscribed on central reserve; reverse features Native American's face in central reserve with identical surrounding decoration. Lid hinged on side. Striker in recessed groove on bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-1395
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Native American Man

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Manufacturer:
Unger Brothers
Medium:
Silver
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Manufactured in:
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date:
ca. 1904
Catalogue Status:
Research in Progress
Description:
Oblong, with rounded corners, featuring depiction of Native American man in feathered head dress. Reverse features no decoration except for an elaborate incised monogram (RR ?). Lid (upper section of box) hinged on side. Striker recessed into bottom.
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-282
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

ECHO Native American Storytellers

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-02-25T19:53:32.000Z
Video Title:
ECHO Native American Storytellers
Description:
Each year, Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO) brings its Performing Arts Festival to communities across America. Native and non-Native artists from the ECHO partner regions of Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Massachusetts come together to create a performance piece that shares their cultural traditions. This year's performance Celebrate -- Song, Dance & Story! takes us on a journey down life's paths, from childhood to love and marriage and beyond. Through these songs, dances, and stories of challenges and triumphs, we learn the cultural values of these communities -- whether about respect for ancestral ways or the dangers of jealousy and vanity. Visit www.echospace.org closer to the time of the event for a calendar of appearances, pre-and post-visit curriculum materials and performance video. Performed on February 25, 2011 at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Views:
8,439
Video Duration:
1 hr 21 min 30 sec
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianVideos
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution

Sketches of Native American artifacts

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Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Subject:
Museum of New Mexico. Art Gallery
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-?
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 sketch : various media ; 38 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Pen and watercolor sketches made by True after artifacts in the Museum of New Mexico.
Sketches on both sides of same sheet.
On recto, Cheyenne designs for tepees; on verso, Crow designs for war shields.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Indians of North America
Native American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9050
See more items in:
Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Sketch of Native American Ceremony

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Creator:
Rush, Olive, 1873-1966
Type:
Artworks
Date:
n.d.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sketch : 1 sheet : various media ; 27 x 18 cm.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Native American
Sketches
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17633
See more items in:
Olive Rush papers, 1879-1967
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Native American clothing and papoose designs

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Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-?
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 sketch : various media ; 38 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Top: Blackfoot designs for leggings and moccasins Bottom: Crow designs Sketches based on Native American Artifacts in the Museum of New Mexico
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Indians of North America
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9048
See more items in:
Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Catlin Paintings & Native American Exhibits

view Catlin Paintings & Native American Exhibits digital asset number 1
Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Catlin, George 1796-1872
Arts and Industries Building
United States National Museum
Catlin Indian Gallery
Physical description:
Color: Sepia; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
c. 1901
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Please note that the digital file for this image is reversed.
Summary:
Native American dioramas exhibited in glass cases with the Catlin Gallery of Indian Paintings along the walls in the background, United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building, c. 1901.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 7
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Anthropology
Art objects
Dioramas
Indians of North America
Art, American
Exhibitions
Ethnology
Standard number:
78-3843 or 11772-E
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Native Americans traveling in covered wagon

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Type:
Photographs
Place:
S.D.
Date:
1899
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Summary:
Item is a copyprint.
Native Americans traveling in covered wagon, a sight probably familiar to Borglum as he spent his early years in Nebraska.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Native American
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7578
See more items in:
Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Engraving of Native American Rattles

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States National Museum
Arts and Industries Building
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Musical History
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1883
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
From "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington." New York: Brentano Brothers, 1886. Page 96
Summary:
Illustration (Fig. 127) in "A Handbook to the National Museum under the direction of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington" is of rattles used by Native Americans in their dances. This exhibit was in the section on musical instruments in the United States National Museum.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Information File Box 13 Folder Smithsonian Guide Books, 1886 (Brentano Bros.)
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Exhibitions
Visitor's Guide
Comparative Technology Section (USNM)
Musical instruments
Rattles
Indians of North America
Standard number:
95-20318
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

Postcard of Native American Arrow Makers

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
United States National Museum
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.4w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Postcard
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1930-1949
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910 as the new United States National Museum. The National Museum was first housed in what is now the Arts and Industries Building.
"Real photo" postcards were first produced using the Kodak "postcard camera." The postcard camera could take a picture and then print a postcard-size negative of the picture, complete with a divided back and place for postage.
Summary:
"Real photo" postcard of an exhibit at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History, showing five Native Americans engaged in various arrow-making tasks. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused. However, there is a penciled note on the message side: "Recd. 3/29/49- Expe. Chg.- 4.94."
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder: 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Exhibitions
Indians of North America
Standard number:
SIA2013-07719 (front) and SIA2013-07720 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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ECHO Native American Storytellers - Day 2

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Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-02-28T22:32:55.000Z
Video Title:
ECHO Native American Storytellers - Day 2
Description:
Each year, Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations (ECHO) brings its Performing Arts Festival to communities across America. Native and non-Native artists from the ECHO partner regions of Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Massachusetts come together to create a performance piece that shares their cultural traditions. This year's performance Celebrate -- Song, Dance & Story! takes us on a journey down life's paths, from childhood to love and marriage and beyond. Through these songs, dances, and stories of challenges and triumphs, we learn the cultural values of these communities -- whether about respect for ancestral ways or the dangers of jealousy and vanity. Visit www.echospace.org closer to the time of the event for a calendar of appearances, pre-and post-visit curriculum materials and performance video. Performed on February 25, 2011 at the National Museum of the American Indian.
Views:
3,433
Video Duration:
1 hr 10 min 16 sec
Youtube Category:
Education
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SmithsonianVideos
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution

Native American clothing and papoose designs

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Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-?
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
Sketch : 1 sheet : various media ; 38 x 26 cm.
Summary:
Sketches based on Native American artifacts in the Museum of New Mexico by the painter and illustrator Allen Tupper True.

Two pages on both sides of same sheet.
Sketch 1: Ute, Native American, designs for clothing, leggings and papoose.
Sketch 2: Blackfoot, Native American, clothing designs.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Textile craft
Textile design
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9047
See more items in:
Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Native American Portraits by Gertrude Kasebier

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Maker:
Kasebier, Gertrude
Physical Description:
platinum print (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 20.1 cm x 15 cm; 7 15/16 in x 5 7/8 in
Object Name:
photograph
Date made:
ca 1898
Description:
Waiting to be photographed by New York City photographer Gertrude Kasebier (1852-1934), Native Americans traveling with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show sketch at a table in her studio on 5th Avenue, about 1898. William "Buffalo Bill" Cody selected nine Indians from his touring show to have their portraits made after receiving a letter of inquiry from Kasebier. The photographer maintained long friendships with a few of the Wild West Show's Indians, corresponding with them from 1898 to about 1912. Examples of these letters were published in Everybody's Magazine in January 1901.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Photography
Gertrude Kasebier
Depicted:
Delaney, Michelle. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History by Gertrude Kasebier
ID Number:
PG*69.236.006
Accession number:
287543
Catalog number:
69.236.006
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Gertrude Kasebier
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

James Earle Fraser sculpting a Native American model

view James Earle Fraser sculpting a Native American model digital asset number 1
Subject:
Fraser, James Earle
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1910
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm.
Summary:
Item is a copy print.
Fraser sculpting, from life, a head of a Native American man later used as the study for the Buffalo nickel. The model is seated on a table.
Provenance:
Copy negative donated 1990 by Eleanore Stalker Foster, along with an unrelated letter from Paul Manship to her father, Hugh Stalker. Copyprints made by SI Photo Lab. It is assumed that Foster's father was the original owner of the photograph.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
American Indians in art
Artists at or with their work
Sculptors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10654
See more items in:
Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Native American Pottery Exhibit in U.S. National Museum

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
Arts and Industries Building
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Exhibit
Date:
c. 1890s
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Summary:
Native American Pottery on exhibit in the United States National Museum, now the Arts and Industries Building. The pottery is displayed in exhibit cases as well as sitting on top of the exhibit cases.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 42, Folder: 25
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Exhibitions
Indians of North America
Pottery
Artifacts
Museum exhibits
Standard number:
3697 or NHB-3697
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div

The Art of Storytelling: Paul Cason 1

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Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-03-02T19:47:20.000Z
Video Title:
The Art of Storytelling: Paul Cason 1
Description:
The National Museum of the American Indian celebrates storytelling with Maidu communities from Northern California. In this segment, Maidu language keeper Paul Cason tells the Maidu creation story with the help of members of the audience. This is the first of two performances by him for the second day of the festival. This program was webcast and recorded in the Potomac Atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian on February 28, 2016.
Views:
180
Video Duration:
22 min 11 sec
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Art to Help Boys Find Their Way

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Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-04-19T19:43:15.000Z
Video Title:
Art to Help Boys Find Their Way
Description:
Inupiaq artist and teacher Holly Nordlum visited the National Museum of the American Indian to study Arctic objects and archival photographs in the museum's collections. Back home in Alaska, she used her research to create a summer camp—Camp Ki'Saani or Young Men—that encourages Native boys to explore art as a way to find themselves within their culture. Holly's work was supported by the Artist Leadership Program of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. She developed her community program with the collaboration of the Anchorage School District Club Kil' and the Anchorage Museum. An Ashlar Media Production © Smithsonian Institution
Views:
176
Video Duration:
5 min 17 sec
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Education
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian

Postcard of Native American Hupa Indians Exhibit

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Author:
Unknown
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
United States National Museum
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Black and White; Size: 5.4w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Postcard
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1930-1949
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) first opened to the public on March 17, 1910, as the new United States National Museum. The National Museum was first housed in what is now the Arts and Industries Building.
"Real photo" postcards were first produced using the Kodak "postcard camera." The postcard camera could take a picture and then print a postcard-size negative of the picture, complete with a divided back and place for postage.
Summary:
"Real photo" postcard of an exhibit of Native American Hupa Indians at the United States National Museum, now the National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit caption reads "Hupa Indians, California, National Museum, Smithsonian Institution." The exhibit shows models of five Native Americans, and each appears to be engaged in different tasks preparing food. The postcard is unused, and its front has a white border.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Collection T90126, Box 1, Folder: 3
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Postcard
Hupa Indians
Indians of North America
Exhibitions
Models
Mannequins (figures)
Clothing and dress
Standard number:
SIA2013-07709 (front) and SIA2013-07710 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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