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Melvin Kranzberg Papers, 1934-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Hosting Quetrahue Reservation invites local Mapuches and those from neighboring reservations to enjoy a shared feast to celebrate the harvest and the culmination of the Nguillatún ceremony. Host members seated on ground, visitors pass along in orderly line to greet hosts, Quetrahue Reservation near Lumaco, Chile.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); G. Gage Skinner collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Photographs documenting Tibetan monasteries, Potala Palace, Tibetan women, cities, and scenery in Central Tibet, including the region's capital, Lhasa. Prints are in a boxed set issued by the Imperial Russian Geographical Society (Russkoe geograficheskoe obshchestvo).
G. Ts. Tsybikov was a Russian-educated Buriat scholar and a Buddhist who made a pilgrimage to Lhasa in 1899-1902. He documented his pilgrimage in photographs and made extensive notes on Tibetan society and politics. In May 1903, he presented his photographs and report to the Geographical Society, which won him the society's Przhevalskii prize. Ovshe M. Norzunov was a Mongolian Kalmuk who also traveled to Tibet as a Buddhist pilgrim, in 1989, 1900, and 1901. Because of their Mongolian heritage, Tsybikov and Norzunov were able to enter Lhasa at a time when Western visitors were barred from the city. Their photographs, published in the January 1905 issue of National Geographic, are noted for having created the magazine's "hallmark" photographic focus.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-122
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Digital surrogates of a similar set of photographs are held by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.