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Elmer E. Higley collection

Topic:
Methodist Episcopal Church
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth
Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
534 lantern slides
0.2 Linear feet
Culture:
Pikuni (Piegan) [Blackfeet Nation, Browning, Montana]  Search this
Nooksack Indians  Search this
Tulalip  Search this
Haida  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Pend d Oreille  Search this
Wasco  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
Mohawk  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
DinĂ© (Navajo)  Search this
Pueblo  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Date:
bulk circa 1900-1968
Summary:
This collection consists of 534 glass lantern slides depicting Indigenous groups throughout North America. It also includes a small number of publications written by Elmer E. Higley and others about Native Americans and missionary work during the early twentieth century.
Scope and Contents:
The Elmer E. Higley collection consists of both Lantern Slides and Printed Materials. Series 1: Lantern Slides, 1900-1924, includes 534 glass lantern slides, many hand-colored. The lantern slides were used by Higley in lectures to promote his missionary and reform work with the Joint Committee on Indian Work of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he was the Superintendent from 1919 to 1923. While Higley was the photographer of some of the lantern slide images, specifically those taken in Mesa Verde, the majority of the photographs were not taken by Higley, but rather collected by him for use in his lectures as he traveled around the country. Series 2: Printed Materials, 1914-1968, includes a small number of early twentieth-century publications written by Higley and others about Native Americans and missionary work in the United States during this time.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged into two series. Series 1: Lantern Slides, 1900-1924 and Series 2: Printed Materials, 1914-1968.
Biographical / Historical:
Elmer Ellsworth Higley was born in Ohio in 1867. He attended high school and college in northwestern Pennsylvania before marrying Alice C. Dowler in 1892. Higley later also attended the Drew Theological Seminary and afterwards worked as a pastor in a number of Methodist churches around the country. In approximately 1919 Higley was appointed Superintendent of the Joint Committee on Indian Work of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with his office based in Chicago, Illinois. Employed in this work until 1923, Higley traveled the United States, visiting Native reservations and promoting Christian reform efforts for American Indian education. While traveling, Higley frequently presented illustrated lectures on his missionary work to audiences, using the glass lantern slides now residing in the collections of the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. In the years after 1923, Higley continued as a pastor in both Ames, Iowa, and Evanston, Illinois, the latter where he eventually died in 1931.
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. R. S. Jensen and Family in 2018 and 2019.
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).
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.
Topic:
Missionaries  Search this
cliff dwellings -- Colorado -- Mesa Verde National Park  Search this
Methodist church buildings  Search this
Missions -- Mission School  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228
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Elmer E. Higley collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-228

Northwest Coast

Collection Creator:
Higley, Elmer Ellsworth  Search this
Extent:
50 lantern slides
Container:
Box 1
Box 2
Culture:
Nooksack Indians  Search this
Tulalip Indians  Search this
Haida -- Northern Haida  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Date:
1900-1924
Scope and Contents:
This subseries contains 50 glass lantern slides of the Northwest Coast of the continental U.S. and coastal Alaska. Communities depicted include the Nooksack and Tulalip peoples of Washington state, as well as many Alaska Native communities including the Haida and Tlingit.
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); Elmer E. Higley collection, NMAI.AC.228; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.228, Subseries 1.1
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Elmer E. Higley collection
Elmer E. Higley collection / Series 1: Lantern Slides
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-228-ref3

Robert M. Farring Jr. photograph collection of Indian delegations

Creator:
Faring, Robert M. Jr  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Extent:
61 Prints (silver gelatin)
169 polaroid prints (color)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Coeur d'Alene Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Passamaquoddy Indians  Search this
Uinta Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Makah Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Vietnamese  Search this
Nooksack Indians  Search this
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Wahpeton Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
French  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Washoe Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Umatilla Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Colville Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Lummi Indians  Search this
Mescalero Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cochiti Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Kalispel Indians  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Polaroid prints
Photographs
Date:
1967-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting tribal delegates, probably made by Robert M. Farring during tribal group visits to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Washington office. Many of the photographs were originally mounted in notebooks with identification of pictured individuals and their affiliations.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert M. Farring, Jr. is an employee in the Tribal Operations office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 85-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of American Indian delegations can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4286, MS 4638, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Delegations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 85-21, Robert M. Farring Jr. photograph collection of Indian delegations, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.85-21
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-85-21

MS 273 Vocabulary of Chemakum, of Port Townsend, Washington Territory and "Nooksahk," of Upper Lummi River

Creator:
Gibbs, George, 1815-1873  Search this
Extent:
6 pages
Culture:
Chemakum Indians  Search this
Nooksak  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Nooksack Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
ca. 1850's
Scope and Contents:
In parallel columns, in handwriting of George Gibbs.

Approximately 180 words in printed Smithsonian outline.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 273
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Salish  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 273, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS273
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms273

Coast Salish spirit dancing : the survival of an ancestral religion / by Pamela Amoss ; with drawings by Ron Allen Hilbert

Author:
Amoss, Pamela  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 193 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978
Topic:
Religion  Search this
Trance  Search this
Call number:
E99.N84 A47X
E99.N84A47X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_108016

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