William Wrather's Footage of the Gallup Ceremonial 91.14.1 ca. 1926-1932
Wrather, William geologist
reference video cassette (35 minutes) silent b&w/color video
archival original film reel (965 feet) silent b&w/color 16mm
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Motion pictures (visual works)
Gallup, New Mexico
Footage shot of the annual ceremonial held in Gallup, New Mexico. Included are shots of Navajo, Pueblo, Apache, and Tewa parading through Gallup and around the fairgrounds on foot, on horseback and in wagons; American Indian band; dance performances at the fairgrounds including the Pueblo Eagle dance, Hopi Buffalo dance, Hopis performing the "Apache dance," an Evening Circle dance, and masked clowns; and rodeo activities such as foot and horse races, tug-o-war, and bow and arrow contests. Also included are shots of a Navajo encampment and herding goats, canyons, Mesa Verde, and Acoma.