Group portrait of National Congress of American Indians meeting, 1944
National Congress of American Indians
1 print : silver gelatin
Indians of North America
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is a major American Indian organization which aims to "protect, preserve, and develop Indian land, mineral, timber, and human resources, serve legislative interest of Indian tribes, and increase health, education and economic conditions" (as outlined in the NCAI constitution). Its membership includes American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments, tribal citizens, individuals, and Native and non-Native organizations.
Photograph depicting attendees at November 1944 meeting of National Congress of American Indians in Denver, Colorado.
Photo lot 75-33, Group portrait of National Congress of American Indians meeting, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Bell, C. M (Charles Milton) approximately 1849-1893
Man Afraid of His Trail
1 008 in x 010 in photograph
Chippewa Pembina Band
Indians of North America Northeast
One in Partial Native Dress, Two with Ornaments, One with Breastplate and Holding Tomahawk
At far right, Sass-wain, or Man Afraid of His Trail, also called Henry Potra. Tribe suggested, and one member of group identified from Bureau of American Ethnology Negative 554-a and -b, Sass-wain or Man Afraid of His Trail, also known as Henry Potra, Pembina Band of Chippewa.
BAE GN 00223/Bell Collection 06650100, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution