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Manuscripts, Bibliography, and Photographs

Creator:
Cook, O. F. (Orator Fuller), 1867-1949  Search this
Author:
Archer, William Andrew  Search this
Photographer:
Waite, C. B.  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages
71 Photographs
Culture:
Pima Indians  Search this
Hohokam  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Photographs
Place:
Arizona
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes "Pima Baskets with Labyrinth Designs," with apparently related shorter manuscripts, bibliographic data, and photographs of Casa Grande and baskets, some in use. Also includes W. Andrew Archer's "Bibliography of O.F. Cook," June 15, 1950. In addition, photographs of artifacts, most anthropomorphic; a Hohokam pottery collection from southern Arizona; and photographs of mummies and Mexican antiquities by C.B. Waite.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7137
Other Title:
Pima Baskets with Labyrinth Designs
Bibliography of O.F. Cook
Topic:
Basket making -- Pima  Search this
Archeology -- Arizona  Search this
Archeology -- Mexico  Search this
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Mexico  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7137, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7137
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7137

Helga Teiwes photograph collection

Photographer:
Teiwes, Helga  Search this
Names:
Arizona State Museum  Search this
Gila River Indian Reservation (Ariz.)  Search this
Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah  Search this
Extent:
3775 negatives (photographic)
3126 slides (photographs)
433 Photographic prints
196 Transparencies
16 Linear feet
Culture:
Apache -- San Carlos  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Rarámuri (Tarahumara)  Search this
Tohono O'Odham  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Transparencies
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Place:
Cuzco (Peru)
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Peru
Arizona
Mexico
New Mexico
Date:
1965-2002
Summary:
The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002. For over thirty years Teiwes worked as a staff photographer for the Arizona State Museum, photographing and documenting Native American communities across the American Southwest. During this time, Teiwes also privately took photographs and built personal relationships among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, Diné (Navajo) and Hopi tribes. These photographs include portraits of artists at work, families in their homes, daily life on the reservation, special events and landscape photography. Additionally, the Teiwes collection includes photographs from a 1975 trip to Peru and photographs of the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) community in Chihuahua, Mexico.
Scope and Contents:
The Helga Teiwes photograph collection contains over 7,000 negatives, slides and prints made by Teiwes between 1965 and 2002 across the American Southwest, Mexico and Peru. The majority of the photographs document daily life and activities, artists at work, and special events among members of the Akimel O'odham, Tohono O'odham, Apache, Diné (Navajo) and Hopi tribes in Arizona and New Mexico. A smaller amount of photographs documents trips Teiwes made to Mexico to photograph the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) community in Chihuahua and a 1975 summer trip to Peru. The collection is arranged into seven series with additional subseries.

Series 1, Akimel O'odham (Pima), 1965-1993, 2001, contains photographs mostly taken among the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona. These include intimate portraits, landscape views and views of farming and agriculture. Of particular note are photographs of Patricia "Pat" Stone and her family and basket weaver Julia Francisco. The majority of the photographs in Series 2, Apache, 1973-1994, are from two San Carlos Apache coming of age ceremonies, or "Changing Woman" ceremonies, from 1992 and 1994. The 1992 ceremony for Leia Tenille Johnson was held in Whiteriver, Arizona and the 1994 ceremony for Vanessa Jordan of Bylas, Arizona. A selection of 50 photographic prints from these ceremonies were later exhibited in "Western Apache Sunrise Ceremony" at the University of Kansas Museum of Anthropology. The largest series, Series 3, Diné (Navajo), 1969-2002, is divided into seven subseries by topics. This includes artists and artisans, families and individuals across the Navajo Nation, industry and agriculture, trading posts and markets, places, schools, and other topics. Of particular note are the photographs of the Greyeyes family from Tsegi Canyon, Arizona. In addition to photographing matriarch Bessie Salt Greyeyes at home with family, weaving, cooking, shopping around town and herding sheep and goats, Teiwes accompanied Pete Greyeyes to work at the Peabody Coal Mining Company. Other places and events of note include photographs of Monument Valley, Window Rock, seat of the Navajo Nation, the Hubbell and Shonto trading posts and the 1990 graduation from Navajo Community College (Now Diné College).

Series 4, Hopi, 1968-2002, highlights the work and artistry of Hopi basket weavers. Many of the photographs in this series were included in Teiwes's 1996 book Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers. Coiled basket weavers from the Second Mesa include Madeline Lamson, Joyce Ann Saufkie, Evelyn Selestewa and Bertha Wadsworth, among others. Wicker basket weavers from the Third Mesa include Eva Hoyungowa, Abigail Kaursgowva, Vera Pooyouma and Vernita Silas, among others. Teiwes also photographed additional artists and events on the Hopi reservation including Maechel Saufkie's 1995 wedding. Series 5, Peru, 1975 includes photographs from Teiwes's 1975 summer trip to Peru. Teiwes visited and photographed several pre-Colombian archaeological sites including Sacsahuaman and Machu Piccu in addition to photographing in larger cities such as Cuzco, Lima and Quito (Ecuador). A large number of photographs in this series are from the Inti Raymi parade and festival held in Cuzco during their winter solstice. Series 6, Tarahumara (Rarámuri), 1971, 1977-1979 contains photographs from three trips to Chihuahua, Mexico to photograph the Tarahumara (Rarámuri) people for an Arizona State Museum exhibition held in 1979. Also included are photographs from the exhibition opening in Arizona. Series 7, Tohono O'odham, 1969-1995, 2002 contains photographs of the saguaro cactus harvest in addition to other special events among the Tohono O'odham people. Teiwes documented Juanita Ahill, and later her niece Stella Tucker, throughout the process of harvesting and processing the saguaro cactus plant to make jam and ceremonial wine. Additional events photographed in this series include the San Xavier Elders parade and Tumacacori festival.

The photographs in this collection range all media types: 6x6cm color/black and white negatives; 35mm color/black and white negatives; 35mm and 6x6cm color slides; 6x6cm transparencies; contact sheets; and 3x5, 4x6, 8x10 and larger color/black and white photographic prints, some matted for sale or exhibition purposes. Teiwes did include handwritten notations on the backs of some photographs and slide mounts. There is also a small amount of paper documentation.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into seven series by culture group or location. Series 1: Akimel O'odham (Pima), Series 2: Apache, Series 3: Diné (Navajo), Series 4: Hopi, Series 5: Peru, Series 6: Tarahumara (Rarámuri), Series 7: Tohono O'odham.
Biographical / Historical:
Helga Kulbe Teiwes was born in Büderich, near Düsseldorf, in Germany in 1930. In 1950 Teiwes began a trade apprenticeship in photography under Master photographer Erna Hehmke-Winterer, a specialist in black and white portraiture, architectural and industrial photography. In 1957 Teiwes earned her master's degree in photography and worked as an industrial photographer in Düsseldorf until she emigrated to New York in 1960. During her four years in New York City, Teiwes worked as a darkroom worker, an assistant photographer for Cartier Jewelers and as a transparency retoucher. She also continued to build her portfolio through free-lance work. In 1964, a trip to Mesa Verde inspired Teiwes to seek work in the Southwest. The same year she was hired by Dr. Emil Haury of the University of Arizona to photograph his excavation of Snaketown on the Gila River Indian Reservation. Following Snaketown, Teiwes was hired as a museum photographer for the Arizona State Museum (ASM) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was also sought after for other archaeological projects during the 1960s and 1970s to take publication and studio shots. During this time, Teiwes developed a deep interest in the people and cultures of the Southwest and spent a significant amount of time on reservations building personal relationships among the Hopi, Apache, Tohono O'dham and Diné (Navajo) among others. Teiwes took a particular interest in documenting Native artists and the work they produced, including basket weavers, potters, jewelers and carvers. Teiwes also worked to capture everyday life among the Native people of the Southwest in addition to documenting special events like the Apache coming of age ceremony and the Tohono O'odham Saguaro Cactus harvest. Teiwes retired from the Arizona State Museum in 1993 but continued to work as a freelance photographer and writer in Tuscon.

Throughout her career Teiwes's photographs and essays were published nationally and internationally. Her photographic study Navajo was published by the Swiss publisher U. Bar Varlag in 1991 and published in English in 1993. Her books Kachina Dolls: The Art of the Hopi Carvers and Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers were published by the University of Arizona Press in 1991 and 1996. From October 2003 to June 2004, the Arizona State Museum held an exhibition titled "With an Eye on Culture: The Photography of Helga Teiwes" highlighting the broad scope of her career.

In 2013, Teiwes donated her collection of personal photographs, not taken for the Arizona State Museum, to the National Museum of the American Indian, Archive Center. Teiwes's photographs taken for the Arizona State Museum are housed in the ASM's photographic archives.
Related Materials:
There is a large collection of photographs at the Arizona State Museum where Teiwes worked from 1964-1993. These photographs include harvesting of mesquite, cholla, and saguaro; traditional farming of corn at Hopi and of tepary beans among the Tohono O'odham; and craftspeople and their art in basketry, katsina carving, pottery, and weaving.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Helga Teiwes in 2013.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Please contact the NMAI Archive Center (NMAIArchives@si.edu) regarding the use of this collection, donor restrictions apply.
Topic:
Navajo Indians -- Agriculture  Search this
Navajo artists -- Photographs  Search this
Changing Woman Ceremony (Apache rite)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Photographs  Search this
Basket making -- Hopi  Search this
Indians of North America -- New Mexico -- Photographs  Search this
Saguaro -- Arizona  Search this
Basket making -- Pima  Search this
Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest -- Photographs  Search this
Hopi women -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Helga Teiwes Photograph Collection, Box and Item Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.070
See more items in:
Helga Teiwes photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-070
Additional Online Media:

Southwest

Collection Creator:
Jenkins, Dale  Search this
Extent:
45 Postcards
6 Photographic prints
Container:
Photo-folder 15
Photo-folder 16
Photo-folder 17
Photo-folder 18
Photo-folder 19
Photo-folder 20
Photo-folder 21
Photo-folder 22
Photo-folder 23
Photo-folder 24
Oversize 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Postcards
Photographic prints
Date:
1890-1939
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 45 postcards and 6 photographic prints. The images include depictions of activities such as weaving, basket making, pottery making, bread-baking, and selling crafts. Communities represented include Acoma Pueblo, Akimel O'odham (Pima), A:shiwi (Zuni), Chimayo, Cochiti Pueblo, Diné (Navajo), Havasupai (Coconino), Hopi Pueblo, Hualapai (Walapai), K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), Laguna Pueblo, Mojave (Mohave), Tesuque Pueblo, and Tohono O'odham (Papago). The only individual specifically identified is Elle of Ganado [Diné (Navajo)], a well-known and celebrated weaver of the time. A large number of these postcards were produced by the Fred Harvey Company which partnered with the Santa Fe Railroad in the early 20th century to generate tourism in the American Southwest.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection, NMAI.AC.069, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.069, Series 6
See more items in:
Dale Jenkins postcard and photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-069-ref506

Festival Recordings: El Bordo Stage: Border Stories: Crafts & Occupations [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Borderlands Program 1993 Washington, D.C  Search this
Performer:
Sierra Cruz, Francisco Paulino 1955-  Search this
Collins, Julius 1928-  Search this
Hernandez, Reynaldo B  Search this
Herrera, Alonso Encina  Search this
López, Gloria López  Search this
López, Ofelia Santos  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Mexicans  Search this
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Cajuns  Search this
Mixtec Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Arizona
Mexico
Tucson (Ariz.)
Brownsville (Tex.)
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico)
Durango
Ciudad Juar̀ez (Durango, Mexico)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Storytelling  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Borderlands  Search this
Shrimps  Search this
Border patrols  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Civil rights  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0086
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_339351

Baskets [videorecording] / Eager Outdoor Video Productions

Title:
Southwest baskets
Author:
Eager Outdoor Video Productions  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (31 min.) (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Basketwork  Search this
Call number:
video 001099
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Performance Video.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_939107

John Peabody Harrington papers: General and Miscellaneous Materials (Southwest), circa 1907-circa 1957

Creator:
Harrington, John Peabody 1884-1961  Search this
Freire-Marreco, Barbara W (Barbara Whitchurch) 1879-1967  Search this
Henderson, Junius 1865-1937  Search this
Physical description:
3 boxes
Culture:
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Tiwa Indians  Search this
Tewa Indians  Search this
Acoma Indians  Search this
Isleta Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Hualapai Indians  Search this
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Athapascan Indians  Search this
Type:
Field notes
Manuscripts
Vocabulary
Sketches
Place:
Elden Pueblo (Ariz.)
Date:
1907
1907-1957
circa 1907-circa 1957
Topic:
Tanoan languages  Search this
Tiwa language  Search this
Isleta language  Search this
Tewa language  Search this
Laguna dialect  Search this
Acoma dialect  Search this
Hopi language  Search this
Pima language  Search this
Hualapai language  Search this
Language and languages--Documentation  Search this
Linguistics  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Numeration  Search this
Local number:
Accession #1976-95
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions on access
Contact the repository for terms of use
See more items in:
John Peabody Harrington papers: Southwest, 1907-1957
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_363485

American Indian Photographs

Photographer:
Cox, W. T  Search this
Wittick, Ben 1845-1903  Search this
Carrigen  Search this
Bemedji  Search this
Molander  Search this
Geist, Otto William  Search this
Bratley  Search this
Post, Helen M  Search this
Stevens, Harry  Search this
Wilcox, Walter D  Search this
Maes, E. E. ?  Search this
Sady, Emil J  Search this
Alva, Alcides J  Search this
Bailey, Truman E. 1902?-1959  Search this
Creator:
U. S. Department of Interior, Library  Search this
Subject:
Big Jim Chief  Search this
Collier, John  Search this
Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence  Search this
Smith, John  Search this
Ickes, Harold Secretary of the Interior  Search this
McDermitt, Sam  Search this
Noriego, Albert  Search this
Jessepe, Louis  Search this
Wa[ ?] assush, Leo  Search this
Farinango, Benceslado  Search this
Sady, Emil J  Search this
Physical description:
10 photos
Culture:
Arapaho Indians (identification uncertain)  Search this
Blackfoot  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Flathead  Search this
Hopi  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians (identification uncertain)  Search this
Oto Indians (identification uncertain)  Search this
Papago  Search this
Pima Indians (identification uncertain)  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Iroquois Mohawk  Search this
Chickasaw Indians  Search this
Iroquois Seneca  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Quechua  Search this
Aymara  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Menominee Indians  Search this
Aleuts  Search this
Chinook  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Havasupai Indians  Search this
Swinomish Indians  Search this
Tututni Indians  Search this
Iroquois Onondaga  Search this
Iroquois Tuscarora  Search this
Cakchiquel  Search this
Otoe (identification uncertain)  Search this
Araucano  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Onondaga Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Tuscarora Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Plateau  Search this
Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southern States  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Collection descriptions
Glass plates
Color transparencies
Place:
Wyoming
Guatemala
Mexico
Peru
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Missions--St Michael's  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Education--Sequoyah Indian School  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Habitations and other structures--tipi  Search this
Delegations  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Woodwork and wood carving  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Habitations and other structures  Search this
Flathead  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Education--school buildings  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Fabrics, including spinning and weaving  Search this
Delegations--1st Conference in Indian Inter-American Life  Search this
Agriculture--plowing  Search this
Education--Escuela Normal Rural  Search this
Agriculture--potato planting  Search this
Local number:
NAA MS 4638
See more items in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
American Indian Photographs [Cox, W. T]
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_84682

Women stripping cats claw for basket making (martynia) 1902

Creator:
Russell, Frank A  Search this
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Pima Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Arizona
Sacaton
Date:
1902
Local number:
NAA INV 10036200
OPPS NEG 2659 A
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_95440

Basket-Making Small Tray

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Dr. Edward Palmer  Search this
Col. P. W. Norris  Search this
Collector:
Dr. Edward Palmer  Search this
Culture:
Pima (Akimel O'odham)  Search this
Object Type:
Basket
Place:
Arizona, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1885
Collection Date:
1885
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
015930
USNM Number:
E76072-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8479239
Additional Online Media:

Indian basket weaving : how to weave Pomo, Yurok, Pima, and Navajo baskets / by Sandra Corrie Newman

Author:
Newman, Sandra Corrie  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 91 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Indian baskets  Search this
Basket making  Search this
Call number:
E98.B3 N48X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48171

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