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Inka Engineering Symposium 1: Introductions & Opening Remarks

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian
Type:
Symposia
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2014-04-07T18:53:15.000Z
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Native Americans
American Indians
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Video Title:
Inka Engineering Symposium 1: Introductions & Opening Remarks
Description:
Part 1 includes the Introduction, Welcome, and Opening Remarks by Smithsonian luminaries, Jose Barreiro, Kevin Gover, and Wayne Clough. Symposium Moderator, José Barreiro (Taíno), Assistant Director for Research and Director, Office for Latin America, at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, introduces the symposium. Dr. Barreiro, one of the leading scholars of American Indian policy and the contemporary Native experience, is a pioneering figure in Native American journalism and publishing. He helped establish the American Indian Program at Cornell University, serving as associate director and editor-in-chief of Akwe:kon Press and the journal Native Americas throughout the 1980s and '90s. At Akwe:kon, he worked to develop communications networks among the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. In 2002, he left Cornell to join the staff of Indian Country Today as Senior Editor. He continues to serve as a member of the editorial boards of Kacike: The Journal of Caribbean Amerindian History and Anthropology and of Indian Country Today Media Network. Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, welcomes the symposium attendees. A former professor of law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, affiliate professor in the university's American Indian Studies Program, and co-executive director of its American Indian Policy Institute, Gover received his bachelor's degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico. Before joining the university faculty, Gover served as assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1997 to 2000. A presidential appointee, he was responsible for policy and operational oversight of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, where he oversaw programs in Indian education, law enforcement, social services, treaty rights, and trust asset management. Gover also practiced law for more than 15 years in Albuquerque and Washington. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Princeton in 2001. Giving the symposium opening remarks is Dr. Wayne Clough, the 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex. Since becoming Secretary in July 2008, Clough has taken the Smithsonian in new directions. A comprehensive strategic plan—the first of its kind for the Smithsonian—creates a new framework for goals, enterprises and operations. The Smithsonian now focuses on four grand challenges—Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet, Valuing World Cultures, and Understanding the American Experience. Since Clough became Secretary, more than 300 exhibitions have opened across the Smithsonian. He has overseen the opening of major permanent exhibitions, including the Star-Spangled Banner at the National Museum of American History; the Hall of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History; and the new wing at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center. Previously, Clough was president of the Georgia Institute of Technology for 14 years. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Georgia Tech and a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Clough was a member of the faculty at Duke University, Stanford University and Virginia Tech. This symposium was webcast on November 14, 2013 from the Rasmuson Theater at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
Video Duration:
1436 seconds
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National Museum of the American Indian
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National Congress of American Indians records, 1933-1990 (bulk 1944-1989)

Creator:
National Congress of American Indians
Subject:
Bronson, Ruth Muskrat
Curry, James E. 1907-1972
Deloria, Vine
Harjo, Suzan Shown
McNickle, D'Arcy 1904-1977
Peterson, Helen L
Snake, Reuben 1937-1993
Tonasket, Mel
Trimble, Charles E
Arrow, Inc
National Congress of American Indians
National Tribal Chairmen's Association
United Effort Trust
United States American Indian Policy Review Commission
United States Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States Indian Claims Commission
Physical description:
251 linear feet
Type:
Administrative records
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Clippings
Correspondence
Financial records
Photographs
Videotapes
Place:
United States
Date:
1933
1933-1990
bulk 1944-1989
20th century
1934-
Topic:
Alaska Natives--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Civil rights
Indians of North America--Economic conditions
Indians of North America--Government relations
Indians of North America--Legal status, laws, etc
Indians of North America--Politics and government
Indians of North America--Social conditions
Indian termination policy
Radioactive wastes--Management
Trail of Broken Treaties, 1972
Local number:
NMAI.AC.010
Notes:
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is a major American Indian advocacy organization, designed to serve as a link between tribal governments and the United States government. NCAI was founded in 1944, in Denver, CO, as a membership organization for "persons of Indian blood." In 1955, group membership was limited to recognized tribes, committees, or bands. The organization is overseen by an Executive Council, which selects a five-member Executive Committee and an Executive Director. The Executive Director is then responsible for managing the organization's staff and overseeing its initiatives and everyday operations. Since 1944, NCAI has held annual conventions in the fall to elect officers and pass resolutions, which become the basis for the organization's policy positions. Beginning in 1977, a mid-year conference in May or June was added to provide further opportunities for in-depth exploration of issues
Since its inauguration, NCAI has worked on a wide variety of issues facing Indians in the US. Some of those issues include voting rights, land claims, education, economic development, natural resource protection and management, nuclear waste, repatriation, and government-to-government relations with the federal government. In 1954, NCAI organized an emergency conference to protest the US government's newly-announced termination policy. NCAI has also frequently worked closely with other Indian organizations, such as the Native American Rights Fund and National Tribal Chairmen's Association, and with various government bodies, such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service
Summary:
The NCAI records document the organization's work, particularly that of its office in Washington, DC, and the wide variety of issues faced by American Indians in the twentieth century. The bulk of the material relates to legislation, lobbying, and NCAI's interactions with various governmental bodies. A large segment also concerns the annual conventions and executive council and executive committee meetings. Finally, the records also document the operations of the NCAI, including personnel, financial, and fundraising material. The collection also includes the records of two of NCAI's Executive Directors, Charles E. "Chuck" Trimble (1972-1977) and Suzan Shown Harjo (1984-1989). Included are correspondence, publications, reports, administrative records, photographs, and audio and video recordings
Cite as:
National Congress of American Indians Records, National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives
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$1.00 from The Dayton Bank

Referenced:
Dayton Bank
Maker:
Danforth, Wright & Co.
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Object Name:
paper money
Place made:
United States: Minnesota, St. Paul
Date made:
1853
Subject:
Coins, Currency and Medals
Indians
Banks
ID Number:
NU*233479.0001
Catalog number:
NU 62181
Accession number:
233479
Description:
Mr. Dayton is known to history solely by the currency he had printed for his bank, and it is not known whether the bank ever opened its doors. But it was his bank, and he had the right, so his grim visage, complete with imposing widow's peak, graces each of the three known denominations: one-, two-, and five-dollar bills.
The Dayton Bank was one of thousands of private issuers, supplying the capital that created the economic miracle of 19th-century America. No government dared issue paper money in those days: Americans had been so badly burned by inflation during one crisis (the Revolutionary War), that they would not countenance another public issue until another crisis (the Civil War).
The imagery on this note is very typical of that found in this period, especially on issues from western banks. Racial and ethnic stereotypes were prevalent and emphasized the dominance of white culture.
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Political History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Peter La Farge on the warpath [sound recording]

Performer:
La Farge, Peter 1931-1965
Navarro, Nick
Commentator:
Weshner, Skip
Album cover design:
Clyne, Ronald 1925-2006
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
American Indian
Americans
Type:
Phonograph records
Songs and music
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
1960-1970
Topic:
Popular music
Folk music
Ballads, English
Protest songs
Civil rights movements
Indians of North America
Local number:
FLP 68282
Folkways 2535
Notes:
Descriptive notes by Skip Weshner with song lyrics and music notation (8 p. : ill.) in container
Songs composed by Peter La Farge
Peter LaFarge was of the Narragansett tribe. He was adopted by the Tewa tribe of the Hopi Nation
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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"La Tierra Nueva en Aztlán"

Title: "La Tierra Nueva en Aztlán"
Artist:
Moya, Manuel
Physical Description:
cotton (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 40.5 cm x 40 cm; 15 15/16 in x 15 3/4 in
average spatial: 18 in x 15 in; 45.72 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
handkerchief
Place Made:
United States: New Mexico, Albuquerque
Date made:
1986
Subject:
Prisons
Latino
Civil Rights Movement
Native Americans
Cultures & Communities
Art
La Tierra Nueva en Aztlan
Mexican America
ID Number:
1991.0431.01
Catalog number:
1991.0431.01
Accession number:
1991.0431
Description:
The evolving civil rights movement of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s revolutionized the consciousness of young people across the United States. As in African American communities, a new sense of mobilization spread among Mexican Americans. Many adopted a more political identity—chicano and chicana—and explored their history, which was omitted from school textbooks. The Chicano movement sought to remedy the injustices experienced by many Mexican Americans, from substandard education and housing to working conditions. Many symbols and ideas of the Chicano movement were taken from the pre-Hispanic past, especially Aztec history. Aztlán, the original homeland in the Aztec migration stories, has an important place in Chicano mythology. As a symbolic reclamation of their place in American history, Chicanos locate Aztlán in the Southwest United States, in the area conquered during the Mexican-American War. The image shown here, by Manuel Moya, is an ink drawing done on a handkerchief known as a paño. Paños are graphic art works drawn on handkerchiefs by Chicano prisoners in California, Texas, and the Southwest. Titled, La Tierra Nueva en Aztlán, or The New Land in Aztlán, combines the images of the Aztec past with a Pancho Villa-like figure from the Mexican Revolution.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Mexican America
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Print

Subject:
Chief Willie Seaweed (Willie Siwid [Siwiti]/Chief Hilamas/The One Able To Set Things Right/Smoky Top/Kwaxitola), Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl), 1873-1967
Donor:
William R. Heick, Non-Indian, b. 1916
Format:
Silver gelatin print
Dimensions:
8 x 10 in.
Culture/People:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)
Place:
Blunden Harbor (Blondin Harbor); Mount Waddington Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Site Name:
Blunden Harbor (Blondin Harbor)
Date Created:
1951
Catalog Number:
P19648
Collection History:
In addition to his work as a fine art photographer, William R. Heick worked for many years with the Anthropology Department of the University of California at Berkeley on a series of American Indian documentary films. This print acquired by MAI, possibly from Mr. Heick, circa 1979.
Description:
Outdoor portrait of Chief Willie Seaweed or Heyhlamas or The One Able To Set Things Right or Siwiti posed on a dock wearing a carved wooden hat (NMAI 238252.000), button blanket, cedar fiber hoop around his neck, and holding a rattle and a copper (Museum of Civilization #VII E 735). Fishing boat and equipment behind him, and a wooded shore in the background
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Photographic Collections
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Teriananda papers, 1972-1999

Creator:
Teriananda 1947-
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard
Physical description:
.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
Navajo Indians
Hopi Indians
Type:
Letters
Collection descriptions
Reports
Clippings
Articles
Writings
Date:
1972
1972-1999
Topic:
Indians of North America
Indians of Mexico
Indians of Central America
Indians of South America
Indians of North America--Land tenure
Indians of North America--Civil rights
Indians of North America--Relocation
AIDS (Disease)
Naturopathy
Traditional medicine
Local number:
NMAI.AC.009
Notes:
Teriananda was born in Manhattan in 1947, where she grew up and has continued to live throughout her adult life. Teriananda's father, born in Brooklyn, became a financial officer and independent scholar; her mother, born in British Guiana (now Guyana), was a classical pianist who immigrated to the United States and later became an editorial assistant, working part-time during Teriananda's childhood. Her parents instilled in her a belief that she was "a citizen of the world." She studed ballet as a youngster, and as a teenager, immersed herself in the artistic and intellectual milieu of the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village. An improperly diagnosed back injury while she was a senior in high school resulted in severe back problems in the 1970s that have persisted throughout her life
Teriananda became interested in indigenous struggles in the 1970s, following a "back crisis" that almost took her life yet proved to be psychically transformative. In seeking to know who she was, she realized she needed to know where she was, and this led her to ask who the original inhabitants of the continent were. She soon became involved in activist struggles for indigenous rights and worked with a number of Native American groups during the 1970s and 1980s, including the International Treaty Council's attempts to found the United Nations permanent Working Group on Indigenous People, support for Yvonne Wanrow and Leonard Peltier, the issue of uranium contamination from mining on Native American land, and the problem of the Joint Land Use Area near Big Mountain on the Hopi and Navajo reservations
Teriananda also worked on issues surrounding the AIDS crisis after the death of several friends from the disease. She had become familiar with the possibilities of natural medicines, partly through contact with traditional Native teachers, and she became active promoting the benefits of nutritional, herbal and other natural therapies to sufferers of AIDS. As Teriananda's own health issues persisted and worsened, she turned to Tibetan Buddhism, and has devoted herself to artistic pursuits influenced by this spiritual path. Although she has cut back on her activism, due to health problems and family demands, Teriananda remains a committed political activist who stays informed of current issues and is determined to pass on the heritage of struggles for peace and justice to the next generation
Summary:
This collection, from the 1970s to the 1990s, is comprised of published and unpublished writings by Teriananda, as well as letters, reports, newspaper and magazine articles, group newsletters, flyers and announcements of political events, and news releases. The issues represented here, including support work for "The Longest Walk" campaign for justice for Leonard Peltier and the Big Mountain relocation, are indicative of the concerns in parts of Indian country in the United States and elsewhere during these decades
Series I, Writings (1978-1991) contains original writings by Teriananda, including an interview with Native American activist Bill Wahpepah, a report on the state of the natural world with an appendix of written materials Teriananda used to supplement the report, and a newsletter for the New York City Big Mountain Support group
Series II, Political Activities (undated; 1972-1996) consists of a variety of writings over more than two decades, including newsletters, reports, flyers, newspaper and magazine articles, and news releases, all of it relating to the political activities with which Teriananda has been involved in support of indigenous peoples. These include support for Latin American indigenous struggles, rain forest initiatives, the Black Hills, Leonard Peltier, the Longest Walk, which was enacted to protest and lobby against eleven bills before Congress which Indians felt would alter treaties between the U.S. government and various Indian tribes, and issues surrounding the Navajo relocation from the Hopi-Navajo Joint Use Area around Big Mountain
Cite as:
Teriananda papers, 1972-1999, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives
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Jar

Artists/Makers:
Lela Gutierrez (Lela Naranjo Gutierrez), K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), 1895-1966
Van Gutierrez (Evangelo Gutierrez), K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo), ca. 1870-1956
Donor:
Janet Nash Silver, Non-Indian, 1917-2009
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, painted
Dimensions:
18 x 17.5 cm
Culture/People:
probably K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo) (attributed)
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Santa Clara Pueblo, Santa Clara Reservation; Rio Arriba County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date Created:
1900-1930
Catalog Number:
25/1919
Collection History:
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Jay B. Nash (1886-1965, a pioneer in the study of physical education and Chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union's Committee on Indian Civil Rights) and Gladys Nash (1892-1972); inherited by their daughter Janet Nash Silver (1917-2009) and donated to MAI in 1984.
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Modern and Contemporary Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Indians of North America The Seminole [published] 95.1.7 RV 1993

Creator:
Nevison, Henry Producer
Henry Nevison; Producer, Director
Marty Moss-Coane; Narration
Harold Boihem; Editor
Dana Palermo, Rick Scott; Audio
Andrew Schlessinger, John Gerbec, Dana Palermo; producers
Physical description:
31 min sound color video
Culture:
Seminole Indians
Indians of North America
Indians of North America Southern States
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Seminole
North America
disintigration
United States, Florida
Date:
1993
Topic:
Land--acquisition of
Land--as a source of wealth
Land--as property
Land--reclamation
Land--reservations
Settlement--patterns
Boundaries--territorial
Conflict
War--Civil War--World War II
Warfare--guerrilla
Territorial--boundaries--exploitation
Territory--annexed consolidation of
Government--activities--agencies, relief
Government--care of dependent ethnic groups
Government--education--public
Government--expeditions
Government--military
Government--policies
Government--constitutions
Military--armed forces
Military--posts--tactics
Education--curriculum
Education--teachers in--theories of
Education--attitudes toward
Spiritualism
Missions--religious
Nature--ideas about
Descent--matrilineal
Assimilation--of ethnic groups
Bands--migratory
Hunting--buffalo
Horses
Cattle
Exploring--expeditions
Ownership--individual--collective
Culture--accomodation--adaptation
Culture--change
Culture--continuity
Culture
Culture--ideals
Treaties--peace--capitulation
Oil--wells--discovery
Cotton--cultivation of
Cloth--woven
Local number:
HSFA 95.1.7 RV
Summary:
Indians of North America Series: The Seminole. Edited film documents the history of the Seminole American Indians since the arrival of European settlers in Florida. Emphasis is placed on the creation of the Seminoles out of fragments of other tribes, the impact of expansionism and conflict with the U.S. government over land rights. Film addresses the war between the Seminoles and the U.S. government led by Florida governor and future president, Andrew Jackson, resulting in accession of Seminole land in Florida and the migration of many Seminoles to Oklahoma. Also explored are the influence of numerous government policies, treaties and laws involving the Seminole such as the 1887 Dawes Act, allotting land to individuals rather than to the tribe; the Indian Removal Act, forcing relocation of the Indian tribes westward, and educational policies such as forbidding Seminole school children to speak their tribal language. Other events impacting the Seminoles include the Civil War during which both sides rallied for Seminole support, the discovery of oil on Seminole territory in the 1920's, Indian recruitment during World War II, the establishment of Indian reservations. Footage sequences include: artist creating a sculpture; "chickees," Seminole houses with thatched roofs; the Green Corn Ceremony, where participants ingest herbal medicine to reinforce their bond with nature; black and white footage displaying cotton patchwork clothing designs for which the Seminoles are famous. interviews with elders and youths
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
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Address to the public of the Lake Mohonk Conference, ... in behalf of the civilization and legal protection of the Indians of the United States

Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference
Author:
Lake Mohonk Conference
Indian Rights Association
Physical description:
1 v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1883
Topic:
Government relations--Congresses
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Annual address to the public of the Lake Mohonk Conference, ... in behalf of the civilization and legal protection of the Indians of the United States

Address of the Lake Mohonk Conference
Author:
Lake Mohonk Conference
Indian Rights Association
Physical description:
1 v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1884
Topic:
Government relations--Congresses
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Jim Wallace photographs of Trail of Self Determination demonstration, 1976

Creator:
Wallace, Jim (James H.)
Physical description:
271 contact prints (proof sheets)
6 prints : silver gelatin
Culture:
Indians of North America
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1976
Topic:
Demonstrations
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 80-5
Notes:
Jim Wallace was a photographer and director of the Smithsonian Insitutionʹs Office of Printing and Photographic Services. He photographed several civil rights demonstrations throughout his career, beginning in the early 1960s when he was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Summary:
Photographs documenting a Trail of Self Determination demonstration in front of the White House on July 2-5, 1976. They include images of demonstrators, White House security, people on a tour, press badges, demonstration paraphenalia, and waste cleanup. The collection includes proof sheets and six prints from the proofs
Cite as:
Photo lot 80-5, Jim Wallace photographs of Trail of Self Determination demonstration, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations [published] 95.1.4 1991

Creator:
Rhine, Gary Producer
Gary Rhine: Producer
Physical description:
57 min sound color b&w video
Culture:
Sioux
Indians of North America
Indians of North America Great Plains
Dakota Indians
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Sioux
North America
disintigration
for smoking
United States
Date:
1991
Topic:
War
Migration
Settlement--patterns
Land--acquisition of
Land--territory--boundaries
Land--reservations
Land--territorial--boundaries
Treaties--capitulation of
Treaties--peace
Exploring--expeditions
Conflict
Healing
Mourning
Culture--accomodation--adaptation
Culture--change
Culture--continuity
Culture
Culture--ideals
Religious--activities
Religious--ceremonial--rights
Religious--ritual
Religious--dancing
Ritual--pipes
Spiritualism
Pipes--smoking
Dance--dancing
Dancing--ghost
Celebrations
History--oral, as a method
Animals--buffalo--hunting
Animals--horses
Animals--slaughter of
Disease
Starvation--famine
Animals--hunting
Local number:
HSFA 95.1.4
Summary:
Edited film documents the history of the Lakota (Sioux) since the arrival of European settlers in the fifteenth century. Black and white photographs and early film footage illustrate the ongoing conflict between the Lakota people and the American government over civil and land rights culminating in the 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee. Numerous interviews with the Lakota retell the horrors of the battle, the capitulation of Crazy Horse and the spiritually stunting effect the battle wreaked upon the Lakota for one hundred years. The narrated writings of Black Elk relay his prophesy that it would take seven generations of Lakota after the Battle of Wounded Knee to mourn the loss of their relatives, traditions, land, and spiritual strength. The 1990 Lakota-wide movement to "wipe the tears of seven generations" of mourning is depicted by the two week memorial horseback ride to Wounded Knee in commemoration of those who died in the battle. Lakota interviewees explain their new vision for a united Lakota people who are finally at peace with themselves because of an extensive ritual healing process and who are now prepared to celebrate the culture, traditions and spirituality, and strength of character of the Lakota people that will set the pace for the next seven generations
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
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Festival Recording: Song Collecting [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Musics of Struggle Program 1990 Washington, D.C
Recorder:
Jerde, Christopher
Field worker:
Taylor, Lori Elaine
Performer:
Walden, Eleanore
Arora, Joanna
Metzger, Joseph
Schlozman, Sheri Lynn
Tupper, Robert R. Jr
Scott, Gudrun
Fitzgerald, D.B
Gebhardt, Andrew
Szymkowiak, Debora
Moloney, Mick
Stanley, Christopher
Hughes, Tom
Adams, Robert
Schatz, Dan
Johnson, J. J. 1924-
Johnson, Jimmy
Gubser, Mike
Normandy-Dolberg, Jean
Beer, Michael
Glassco, Bruce
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Irish
Americans
Anglo-American
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington
Washington (D.C.)
California
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Virginia
Date:
1990
Topic:
Political ballads and songs
American Indian
Folksong revival
Novelty songs
Ballads
Guitar
Whistle
Festival of American Folklife
Civil rights
Local number:
FP-1990-CT-0113
FLP 68340
Notes:
SC4
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Festival Recordings: El Bordo Stage: Guitarmaking Workshop: Border Stories: Paper Crafts Workshop [sound recording]

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Borderlands Program 1993 Washington, D.C
Performer:
Ramírez, Oscar 1944-
Strong, Arturo Carrillo 1930-
Bonaparte, Brad
Bernholz, Richard M. 1954-
Rogues, Maria G. Moroyoqui'd de
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Mexicans
Indians of North America
Americans
Mohawk Indians
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Durango
Mexico
Ciudad Juar̀ez (Durango, Mexico)
Texas
Arizona
New York
Tucson (Ariz.)
Presidio (Tex.)
Nogales (Nogales, Mexico)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Oral history
Storytelling
Musical instruments--Construction
Border patrols
Civil rights
Smuggling
Migrant workers
Borderlands
Paper flowers
Paper art
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0094
FLP 89858
Restrictions:
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
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Anne Pearse Hocker negatives, photographs, and other materials, 1970-1973

Subject:
Banks, Dennis
Bellecourt, Clyde H (Clyde Howard) 1936-
Bellecourt, Vernon
Means, Russell 1939-
Aquash, Anna Mae 1945-1976
Black Elk, Wallace H
Frizzell, Kent 1929-
American Indian Movement
Physical description:
ca. 2200 photographic negatives : black and white ; 8 x 10 in. 35 mm
54 contact sheets : black and white
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Collection descriptions
Contact sheets
Place:
Wounded Knee (S.D.)
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Pine Ridge (S.D.)
Date:
1970
1970-1973
Indian occupation, 1973
Topic:
Oglala Indians
Teton Indians
Indians of North America--Government relations
Oglala Indians--Government relations
History
Local number:
NMAI.AC.028
Notes:
Anne Pearce Hocker is a photojournalist who received her degree in journalism from the University of Kansas. Her photographs, whether purposefully or serendipitously, document some very important moments in the history of the American Indian Movement (AIM). As a journalism student, Hocker was scheduled to interview the area director of the BIA in Minneapolis in 1970 as part of an academic project, and ended up in the middle of the AIM siege of the building, which she captured in film. She also used this opportunity to develop contacts with AIM leaders Clyde Bellecourt and Dennis Banks. Her connection with Banks come in handy to her in 1973 during the Siege of Wounded Knee. Hocker snuck into the compound with a CBS news crew and was the only individual allowed to remain within the compound due to her acquaintance with Banks, who remembered her from Minneapolis. She had strategically arrived the evening before the standoff was supposed to end, but instead, after she had entered the compound, the standoff lasted another two weeks. She was the only photojournalist allowed to remain amongst the Native contingent during the final two weeks of the standoff. She returned to Wounded Knee in 1998 to revisit the site on its 25th anniversary, and documented the experience in the journal 'Native Americas' (Spring 1998 issue) with new photographs of some of the survivors of the event
Summary:
The majority of Hocker's momentous negatives give eyewitness account to two weeks of both the mundane and brutal reality of daily life during the 1973 siege of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. The takeover of the town and the conflict between about 200 members of AIM (American Indian Movement, the Native American civil rights activist organization begun in the 1968) and the United States Marshals Service began on February 27 and lasted for 71 days, resulting in tragedy on both sides of the conflict. Members of AIM along with some local Oglala (Lakota) Sioux from the local reservation took over the town in protest against the United States Government's history of broken treaties with various Native groups, the poverty and maltreatment of Native populations, as well as in defiance against the corruption and paternalism within the local subsidiary of the BIA (Bureau of Indian Affairs). The siege finally came to an end on May 5 when members of AIM and the assistant attorney general for the Civil Division of the US Justice Department Harlington Wood Jr. settled on a ceasefire. Kent Frizzell served as Chief Government Negotiator in the capacity of Assistant Attorney General (Land and Natural Resources Division, U. S. Department of Justice) and later as Solicitor, U. S. Department of the Interior. Among those pictured both during and post-conflict are AIM activists Dennis Banks, Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt, Ted and Russell Means, Frank Clearwater, Wallace Black Elk and Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. A small number of negatives also document AIM's takeover of the BIA building and the AIM Powwow both in Minneapolis in 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian Archives
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Transfers: Resurrection City: Tape 1 [sound recording]

Performer:
Rinzler, Ralph
Perkins, Mr
Lloyd, David
Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-
Ewitt, Don
Kirkpatrick, Frederick Douglass
Collier, Jimmy
Walton, Ed
Molton, Norman
Chief Big Snake
Physical description:
1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Culture:
Americans
Indians of North America
African American
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York
Topic:
Folk songs
American Indian
Poetry
Spoken word
Topical songs
Jazz
Gospel music
Rhythm and blues music
Guitar
Civil rights
Local number:
FP-CFP-CDR-0688-7
FLP 128411
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
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Robert Burnette photograph collection, circa 1910-1970

Collector:
Burnette, Robert 1926-1984
Photographer:
O'Neill Photo Co
Subject:
Kennedy, John F (John Fitzgerald) 1917-1963
Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
McGovern, George S (George Stanley) 1922-2012
Udall, Stewart L
National Congress of American Indians
Physical description:
circa 149 copy negatives
Culture:
Dakota Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Topic:
World War, 1939-1945
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 92-45
Notes:
Robert Burnette (1926-1984) was an American Indian civil rights leader, Tribal Chair of the Rosebud Sioux, and Executive Secretary of the National Congress of American Indians. He is also the coauthor of The Road to Wounded Knee, published in 1974
Summary:
Copies made from a photograph album compiled by Robert Burnett that appears to relate to three periods. A few photographs dated around 1910-1912 were apparently received from Burnette's family and show members of his family; these include some images of ranchers, tipis, and people gathered for White River Frontier Days. Other photographs show Burnette and friends while he was in high school and then in the US Marine Corps during World War II. Many of the later photographs seem to date around 1961-1964, when Burnette was Executive Secretary of the National Congress of American Indians; some of these depict Burnette and other American Indians with John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, George McGovern, and Stewart L. Udall
Cite as:
Photo Lot 92-45, Robert Burnette photograph collection, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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Notes November 4, 1918

Creator:
Mooney, James 1861-1921
Culture:
Kiowa Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
November 4, 1918
Topic:
Federal-Indian relations
Local number:
NAA MS 1647(12)
Summary:
"Notes, Ind Law--Suggestions--JM" Concern the civil rights of Indians in the army and the reaction of the Kiowas and Cheyennes
Cite as:
Manuscript 1647(12), National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Miscellaneous materials by Hewitt and others
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
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United States of America : human rights and American Indians / Amnesty International

Author:
Amnesty International
Amnesty International USA
Physical description:
46 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
Indians, Treatment of
Indian prisoners
Civil rights
Notes:
Cover title
"November 1992."
"AI Index: AMR 51/31/92."
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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