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Apache

Artist:
Gordon Rayner, Canadian, b. 1935
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 46 3/4 in. (152.4 x 118.4 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1959
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.4189
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Alchise - Apache

Subject:
Chief Alchise (Alchesay/William Alchesay), White Mountain Apache, 1853-1928
Donor:
Bob Klayman, Non-Indian
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
12 x 17.75 in.
Culture/People:
White Mountain Apache
Place:
White River Valley; Fort Apache Reservation (White Mountain Reservation); Navajo County, Gila County; Arizona; USA (inferred)
Site Name:
White River Valley
Date Created:
1903
Catalog Number:
P28575
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Bob Klayman; donated to NMAI in 2002.
Description:
Outdoor portrait of Chief Alchise (William Alchesay, 1853-1928) posing against against tree. He is wearing a blanket, kerchief headband, and necklaces.
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Apache - Land

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
12 x 15 in.
Culture/People:
White Mountain Apache
Place:
White Mountains; Apache County, Navajo County; Arizona; USA (inferred)
Site Name:
White Mountains
Date Created:
1903
Catalog Number:
P11178
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Group of Apache Indians riding on horseback in a valley of the White Mountain region. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
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Apache - Nalin

Donor:
William Henry Jackson, Non-Indian, 1843-1942
Subject:
Nalin, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
11 x 16 in.
Culture/People:
Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)
Place:
New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1903
Catalog Number:
P04604
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of photographer and publisher William Henry Jackson (1843-1942); donated to MAI at an unknown date.
Description:
Bust-length studio portrait of Nalin, an Apache girl, in traditional clothing, including a beaded necklaces and an abalone shell on her forehead.
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Eskadi - Apache

Subject:
Eskadi (Eske De/Eski De), Apache
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10.75 x 15.5 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
Copyright 1903
Catalog Number:
P11173
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Portrait of Eskadi (Eske De) wearing a blanket and a kerchief headband. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
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Apache Night Dancer

Artists/Makers:
Allan Houser (Allan Capron Houser/Allan C. Houser), Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), 1914-1994
Donor:
Patricia R. Wakeling, Non-Indian
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
29.2 x 9.6 cm
Culture/People:
Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date Created:
1952
Catalog Number:
25/8448
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Dr. M. Kent Wilson (1920-2000); inherited by Patricia R. Wakeling; donated to NMAI by Ms. Wakeling in 2001 in memory of Dr. M. Kent Wilson.
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Apache Night Dancers

Artists/Makers:
Allan Houser (Allan Capron Houser/Allan C. Houser), Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), 1914-1994
Donor:
Patricia R. Wakeling, Non-Indian
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
29.2 x 9.6 cm
Culture/People:
Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date Created:
1952
Catalog Number:
25/8451
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Dr. M. Kent Wilson (1920-2000); inherited by Patricia R. Wakeling; donated to NMAI by Ms. Wakeling in 2001 in memory of Dr. M. Kent Wilson.
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The Apache Way

Artists/Makers:
Allan Houser (Allan Capron Houser/Allan C. Houser), Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), 1914-1994
Donor:
Genevieve Shaw, Non-Indian, 1932-2007
Object Name:
Figure
Media/Materials:
Bronze, wood
Techniques:
Cast
Dimensions:
20.2 x 7.8 x 16.2 cm
Culture/People:
Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date Created:
1980
Catalog Number:
26/5846
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Genevieve Shaw (1932-2007) and acquired in 1994; donated to NMAI by Genevieve Shaw in 2007.
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Geronimo (Guiyatle), Apache.

Subject:
Goyathlay (Geronimo/Guyiatle), Chiricahua Apache, ca. 1825-1909
Format:
Platinum print (platinotype)
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
7 x 8.5 in.
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Place:
Omaha; Douglas County; Nebraska; USA
Date Created:
1898
Catalog Number:
P09880
Collection History:
Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition. Goyathlay (Geronimo, ca. 1825-1909), a prisoner of war at the time, was brought to the Indian Congress and Exposition from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. No other collection history information available.
Description:
Studio portrait of Goyathlay (Geronimo, ca. 1825-1909), wearing a button-down cloth shirt, kerchief tie, and jacket. Photo taken at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition.
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Apache 8 Trailer

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-02-07T18:09:45.000Z
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians
Youtube Category:
Film & Animation
Video Title:
Apache 8 Trailer
Views:
878
Video Duration:
31 sec
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NMAIFVC
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Getting Water - Apache

Subject:
Ter-jar-yill, Apache
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
12.5 x 16 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Banks of the White River; White River Valley; Fort Apache Reservation (White Mountain Reservation); Navajo County, Gila County; Arizona; USA
Site Name:
White River Valley
Date Created:
1903
Catalog Number:
P11179
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Ter-jar-yill (?), a young Apache woman, scooping water into a basket covered with pinon pitch. Horses wait in the background. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
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Apache Medicine-Man

Donor:
Andrea Peck, Non-Indian
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
9.5 x 12.5 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
Copyright 1907
Catalog Number:
P32368
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Andrea Peck; donated to NMAI in 2004.
Description:
Apache medicine man kneeling before a medicine skin with painted symbols.
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The Scout - Apache

Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10.5 x 13.25 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
Copyright 1906
Catalog Number:
P20799
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Byron Harvey III (1932-2005, Native art collector); acquired by MAI at an unknown date.
Description:
Apache man on horseback. He wears a kerchief headband (?). Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
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Renegade Type - Apache

Subject:
Genitoa (Gennetoa/Gen-Neato), Apache
Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
11 x 16 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1904
Catalog Number:
P11175
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Portrait of Genitoa (Gen-Neato or Gennetoa) wearing a blanket and kerchief headband. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
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Apache [sculpture] / (photographer unknown)

Artist:
Dallin, Cyrus Edwin 1861-1944
Type:
Photograph
Topic:
Figure male--Full length
Ethnic--Apache
Image number:
SSC S0000479
Notes:
On photo mount label: C. E. Dallin. Apache. Boston, Mass. 1906. Gift of Cyrus E. Dallin. Classification number: 282/D147/930. Accession 76763.
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Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Bartelda - Apache - No. 1386

Subject:
Bartelda, San Carlos Apache
Format:
Platinum print (platinotype)
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
7 x 9 in.
Culture/People:
San Carlos Apache
Place:
Omaha; Douglas County; Nebraska; USA
Date Created:
1898
Catalog Number:
P09870
Collection History:
Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition. No other collection history information available.
Description:
Studio portrait Bartelda posing in profile. He wears an overcoat. Delegate photographed at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, 1898.
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Apache Indian Sewing Society

Donor:
James A. Jacobs (Jamie Jacobs), Non-Indian
Barbara J. Jacobs (Barbara Jane Arthur), Non-Indian
Format:
Nitrate negative
Image Type:
Negative
Dimensions:
3.25 x 5.5 in.
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Place:
Mescalero Apache Reservation; Otero County; New Mexico; USA
Date Created:
April 6, 1916
Catalog Number:
N53305
Collection History:
Reverend James Osborne Arthur (1887-1971) and his wife Katherine Arthur (1883-1960) were missionaries for the Reformed Church of America, working on the Nebraska Winnebago Reservation in 1913 and among the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apaches in the Whitetail section of the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico from 1914 to 1919. Their collection of photographs was inherited by their granddaughter, Barbara Jane Arthur Jacobs; donated to NMAI by Barbara Jacobs and her son Dr. James A. (Jamie) Jacobs in 2007.
Description:
Women from the Chiricahua (?) Apache Indian Sewing Society and their children sitting around a quilt that they are sewing.
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Hattie Tom - Chiricahua Apache

Subject:
Hattie Tom, Chiricahua Apache
Format:
Platinum print (platinotype)
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
7 x 9 in.
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Place:
Omaha; Douglas County; Nebraska; USA
Date Created:
1898
Catalog Number:
P09901
Collection History:
Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition. No other collection history information available.
Description:
Full length studio portrait of delegate Hattie Tom, a young Chiricahua Apache woman, wearing a fringed hide dress decorated with beads and metal cone tinklers. Photographed at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, 1898.
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Chief Geronimo (Guyiatle). Apache

Subject:
Goyathlay (Geronimo/Guyiatle), Chiricahua Apache, ca. 1825-1909
Donor:
Frederick S. Dellenbaugh (Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh), Non-Indian, 1854-1935
Format:
Letterpress Halftone
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
6 x 8 in.
Culture/People:
Chiricahua Apache
Place:
Omaha; Douglas County; Nebraska; USA
Date Created:
1898-1909
Catalog Number:
P11231
Collection History:
Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition. Goyathlay (Geronimo, ca. 1825-1909), a prisoner of war at the time, was brought to the Indian Congress and Exposition from Fort Sill, Oklahoma. This print formerly in the collection of Frederick S. Dellenbaugh (1854-1935, Western artist and cartographer); donated to MAI at an unknown date.
Description:
Colored photomechanical print of Goyathlay (Geronimo, 1825-1909). Original photo taken at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition where Goyathlay posed in a shirt, kerchief tie, and jacket. The garments in this photo--a cap with two points and a blanket--were added later by the photographer or printer during the letterpress halftone process.
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The Lost Trail - Apache

Donor:
Mary Harriman Rumsey (Mary E. Harriman), Non-Indian, 1881-1934
Format:
Photogravure
Image Type:
Print
Dimensions:
10.5 x 15.5 in.
Culture/People:
Apache
Place:
Arizona or New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1903
Catalog Number:
P11176
Collection History:
Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Mary Harriman Rumsey (1881-1934), daughter of E.H. Harriman, who sponsored the 1899 Harriman expedition to Alaska and employed Edward S. Curtis as one of the expedition's official photographers; bequeathed to MAI by Mrs. Rumsey in 1934.
Description:
Five Apache men on horseback. They wear blankets and hats. Curtis' signature in the lower right hand corner.
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