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Native American

Creator:
Humphriss, Charles H. (Charles Harry), 1867-1964
Physical description:
1 sketch : graphite ; 22 x 28 cm.
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1910?
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 Motifs

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
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-1395
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.
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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Native American Man

Manufacturer:
Unger Brothers
Medium:
Silver
Type:
containers
Decorative Arts
Matchsafe
Object Name:
Matchsafe
Manufactured in:
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Date:
ca. 1904
Credit Line:
Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener
Accession Number:
1978-146-282
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.
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
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ECHO Native American Storytellers

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-02-25T19:53:32.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-09-23T15:46:38.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
5911
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.
Video Duration:
4890 seconds
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SmithsonianVideos
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
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Sketches of Native American artifacts

Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Subject:
Museum of New Mexico. Art Gallery
Physical description:
1 sketch : various media ; 38 x 26 cm.
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Indians of North America
Native American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9050
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.
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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Native American clothing and papoose designs

Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Physical description:
1 sketch : various media ; 38 x 26 cm.
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Indians of North America
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9048
Summary:
Top: Blackfoot designs for leggings and moccasins Bottom: Crow designs Sketches based on Native American Artifacts in the Museum of New Mexico
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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Catlin Paintings & Native American Exhibits

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
Topic:
Anthropology
Art objects
Dioramas
Indians of North America
Art, American
Exhibitions
Ethnology
Standard number:
78-3843 or 11772-E
Restrictions:
No restrictions
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Native Americans traveling in covered wagon

Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Type:
Photographs
Place:
S.D.
Date:
1899
Topic:
Native American
Travel
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)7578
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.
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Solon H. Borglum and Borglum family papers, 1864-2002
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Engraving of Native American Rattles

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
Topic:
Exhibitions
Visitor's Guide
Comparative Technology Section (USNM)
Musical instruments
Rattles
Indians of North America
Standard number:
95-20318
Restrictions:
No restrictions
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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ECHO Native American Storytellers - Day 2

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-02-28T22:32:55.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-06-19T01:07:20.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
2652
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.
Video Duration:
4216 seconds
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SmithsonianVideos
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
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Postcard of Native American Arrow Makers

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
Topic:
Postcard
Exhibitions
Indians of North America
Standard number:
SIA2013-07719 (front) and SIA2013-07720 (back)
Restrictions:
No restrictions
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
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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Native American clothing and papoose designs

Creator:
True, Allen Tupper, 1881-1955
Physical description:
Sketch : 1 sheet : various media ; 38 x 26 cm.
Type:
Artworks
Date:
194-?
Topic:
Textile craft
Textile design
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)9047
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.
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Allen Tupper True and True family papers, 1841-1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Native American Heritage Month Family Day 2011 Video Interviews

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Type:
Interviews
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-12-13T19:09:11.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2014-05-05T22:50:53.000Z
Topic:
Art, modern
YouTube Category:
Film
Views:
535
Video Title:
Native American Heritage Month Family Day 2011 Video Interviews
Description:
During the 2011 Native American Heritage Month Family Day Event, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, a team of ARTLAB+ teens filmed video interviews, asking festival goers about their connection to nature. To learn more about ARTLAB+ Production Teams and other programs, visit artlabplus.si.edu.
Video Duration:
273 seconds
See more by:
hirshhornARTLAB
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornARTLAB
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Native American Portraits by Gertrude Kasebier

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
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
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
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Gertrude Kasebier
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Hat commemorating the 2002 Native American Indigenous Games

Media/Materials:
Cotton cloth, thread
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
29 x 20 x 16.5 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Winnipeg; Winnipeg Capital Region; Manitoba; Canada
Date Created:
2002
Catalog Number:
26/51
Collection History:
Collected by Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota, NMAI staff member) in 2002.
See more items in:
Modern and Contemporary Arts
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Jacket commemorating the 2002 Native American Indigenous Games

Artists/Makers:
Turtle Beach Clothing and Promotions
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, commercially tanned leather
Techniques:
Commercially produced/manufactured
Dimensions:
78.5 x 170 x 8 cm
Culture/People:
Non-Indian
Object Type:
Advertising/Logo items
Place:
Winnipeg; Winnipeg Capital Region; Manitoba; Canada
Date Created:
2002
Catalog Number:
26/52
Collection History:
Collected by Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota, NMAI staff member) in 2002.
See more items in:
Modern and Contemporary Arts
On View:
National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Bowl for peyote/Native American Church ritual

Artists/Makers:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Donor:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint, glaze
Techniques:
Modeled, painted, glazed
Dimensions:
8 x 1.8 cm
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Willcox; Cochise County; Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1990-1992
Catalog Number:
25/3645
Collection History:
Gift of the artist, 1992.
See more items in:
Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Cup for peyote/Native American Church ritual

Artists/Makers:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Donor:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint, glaze
Techniques:
Mold-made, painted, glazed
Dimensions:
9.5 x 14 cm
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Willcox; Cochise County; Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1990-1992
Catalog Number:
25/3656
Collection History:
Gift of the artist, 1992.
See more items in:
Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Cup for peyote/Native American Church ritual

Artists/Makers:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Donor:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint, glaze
Techniques:
Mold-made, painted, glazed
Dimensions:
9.5 x 14 cm
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Willcox; Cochise County; Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1990-1992
Catalog Number:
25/3651
Collection History:
Gift of the artist, 1992.
See more items in:
Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Vessel for peyote/Native American Church ritual

Artists/Makers:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Donor:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), Chiricahua Apache, 1928-2010
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint, glaze
Techniques:
Mold-made, painted, glazed
Dimensions:
28 x 21.5 cm
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Willcox; Cochise County; Arizona; USA
Date Created:
1990-1992
Catalog Number:
25/3661
Collection History:
Gift of the artist, 1992.
See more items in:
Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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