This series includes 19 photographic prints taken in the Purepecha (Tarasca) community around Tarécuato in the Michoacán State, Mexico. Hrdlicka visited the Purepecha (Tarasca) in 1902 as part of the Hyde Exploring Expedition, funded by the American Museum of Natural History. The Purepechans, also known as the Tarascans, are a group of indigenous people centered in the northwestern region of the Mexican state of Michoacán, principally in the area of the cities of Cherán and Pátzcuaro. The majority of the photographs are full length frontal and profile portraits taken of men and women standing outdoors on the patio at the house of one of the Tarécuato village officials and in front of a building along a cobblestone street. There are a couple of images of houses and bull carts in town. There is one photograph of a seated group of boys.
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There are several restricted photographs in Series 2: Yoeme (Yaqui). This have been restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Aleš Hrdlička photographs from Mexico and Arizona, Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.