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MS 1998-33 Chief Antonio Zarco visit collection

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Catalog Data

Correspondent:
Crocker, William H. (William Henry), 1924-  Search this
Names:
Zarco, Antonio, Chief  Search this
Extent:
9 Photographs (black and white, 8 x 10 inches.)
2 Photographs (color, 7.5 x 9 inches.)
23 Pages (photocopies, 11 x 8.5 inches.)
Culture:
Choco Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Pages
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1980-1981
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 9 black and white photographs and photocopies of correspondence relating to a visit by Chief Antonio Zarco, a Choco Indian, to the Smithsonian Institution in early 1980s to identify objects in its ethnology collections. Also includes two color prints of Zarco, neighbors and children in Panama, 1963, during the filming of a documentary about U.S. astronauts.
Biographical / Historical:
The Choco Indians live in small tribal groupings in the rainforests of northwestern Colombia and southwestern Panama. Chief Antonio Zarco, a Choco tribal leader, visited the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1970s and was able to identify several objects in its ethnology collections. In the early 1980s, Zarco was invited to return to the Smithsonian to assist with identifying other objects in the collection.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1998-33
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 1998-33, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.MS1998-33
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34a62fa57-a7be-4de6-9aa0-1a27dbc38d7f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1998-33