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NABISCO Straight Arrow cards

Collection Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
42 Printed pages
Container:
Photo-folder 1
Photo-folder 2
Photo-folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Printed pages
Date:
1949-1952
Scope and Contents:
This series contains 42 NABISCO Straight Arrow cards, produced by NABISCO, and packaged in NABISCO Shredded Wheat boxes. These cards were produced in sets of 36 per year for the years 1949 to 1952, were marketed towards children, and depict outdoor activities as romanticized constructions of American Indian identity and life. Language on the cards states the following: "This Injun-uity Manual will help you be resourceful in the woods, in open country, at home, in school, in play, and at work. This manual was prepared by Fred L. Meagher, Indian illustrator and authority, for NABISCO Shredded Wheat." Examples of outdoor activities include Indian Bow Making, Archery, Help Signals, Tracking Game, Points of a Horse, Indian Dances, Fire Prevention, and many more.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
The following images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004; 226_pht_012_002; P33114; P33116; P33120.
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226, Series 1
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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv42633a1b4-f3b2-48d6-8629-2572594cc393
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-226-ref1

Self-mailer Portfolio

Collection Photographer:
W.M. Cline Company  Search this
Container:
Photo-folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1938
Scope and Contents:
Small souvenir self-mailer portfolio entitled, "Selected Snapshots, 10 views, Cherokee Indian Reservation, N.C."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); W.M. Cline Company photographs of Eastern Band of Cherokee, image #, NMAI.AC.362; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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W.M. Cline Company photographs of Eastern Band of Cherokee
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4f7895865-7093-4ee5-83b7-9227e1329e51
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-362-ref11

2017.0048- Trail of Broken Treaties protest march poster

Creator:
Oakland Museum of California  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Container:
Map-case 14
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
A poster commemorating the 1972 Trail of Broken Treaties protest march. The poster was created for a 1973 exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California in Oakland, California. The poster reads, "Trail of Broken Treaties/ Co-Sponors: Indians of all tribes and Special Exhibits and Education Department/ Cultural Activities Oakland Auditorium March 31- April 1/ Special Exhibition The Oakland Museum April 27-May 20."
Biographical / Historical:
The Trail of Broken Treaties cross-country protest began on the west coast in the fall of 1972 and ended in early November in Washington, DC. Participants traveled via car, bus, and van to bring attention to issues affecting American Indians and to advocate for better housing, education, and employment. Organizations that sponsored the protest included the American Indian Movement (AIM), the National American Indian Council, and the Native American Rights Fund.
Provenance:
Gift of Steve Hudziak in 2017.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv409729904-db69-4e4c-a7f6-766da6e48285
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref506

2017.0008- "We the Resilient" poster by Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Creator:
Montejano, Ernesto Yerena  Search this
Donor:
Kevin, Gover, 1955-  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Container:
Map-case 14
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
2017
Scope and Contents:
A poster featuring artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano's artistic rendition of photographer Ayşe Gürsöz's photograph of Helen "Granny" Redfeather (Lakota) protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock Reservation. The poster features the title "We the Resilient Have Been Here Before," and was used during the Women's March on January 21, 2017.
Biographical / Historical:
Ernesto Yerena Montejano identifies himself as a Chicano/Native/Indigenous artist, and was born and raised in El Centro, CA. Yerena's work explores and challenges issues of identity, gender norms, and politics, and he regularly produces politically and socially conscious images. Yerena is the founder and curator of the Alto Arizona Art campaign as well as a founding member of the We Are Human campaign.
Provenance:
Donated by Kevin Gover in 2017.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Topic:
Protest and social movements  Search this
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b6811e3d-ef64-4f2b-8831-21c2d5a8d8ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref507

1994.0022- "The Song of Hiawatha" program

Creator:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Container:
Map-case 14
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
circa 1908-1913
Scope and Contents:
A program for the production of "the Song of Hiawatha" at the Wanamaker Auditorium in New York, New York, circa 1908-1913. The show was produced by Joseph K. Dixon.
Biographical / Historical:
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was the sole surviving heir of Philadelphia-based department store magnate, John Wanamaker. Rodman, among his other philanthropic endeavors with the arts, believed that Native Americans were a "noble, though vanishing race," whose lives needed to be recorded before they disappeared. Because of this belief, he funded three expeditions (1908-1913) to "perpetuate the life stories of the first Americans." In addition, he also strove, and ultimately failed, to create a National Indian Memorial to be situated in New York City which would rival the Statue of Liberty.

Joseph K. Dixon (1858-1926) was born in New York, and received a bachelor of divinity degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary before becoming a lecturer for the Eastman Kodak photographic company in 1904. Two years later he was hired to work in Wanamaker's department store, and by 1908 he was chosen to lead the three Wanamaker expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native peoples of the United States. For the remainder of his life, Dixon frequently lectured on and continued to photograph the lives of Native Americans.
Provenance:
Donated by Marguerite Lavin in memory of Sylvan Katz
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4aac51a8c-3f98-4670-bc6d-f60b899398ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref509

Carlisle Jaycees Project Jim Thorpe: Button (Pin)

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Button (pin))
Container:
Box 11, Item 6
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
1969
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 5: Jim Thorpe and His Legacy
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49f67048a-eac3-46db-b601-f8e59bd1fb0e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref206

Medals Received by Grace: WWII; Asiatic Pacific Campaign; American Campaign; Women's Army Corps; Efficiency, Honor, Fidelity

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (war medals)
Container:
Box 11, Item 1-5
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 2: Military Career and Life in Japan
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4f16b6ea8-19f9-4e7a-b32f-167fe35d0c04
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-085-ref205

Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection

Creator:
Newell, Louis Belmont  Search this
Kenjockety, Frank  Search this
Extent:
2 Linear feet
39 Photographs
Culture:
Cayuga  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Broadsides
Date:
1886-1940
Summary:
The Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection includes ephemera, documents and photographs from two prominent Native American [entertainers] Frank Kenjockety (Cayuga), also known as "Chief Strong Fox" and Louis Belmont Newell, also known as "Rolling Thunder". Kenjockety's collection contains photographs, ephemera and a small amount of personal records from his career as a circus troupe leader and lecturer from 1909-1940. Newell's collection contains ephemera from his career as a traveling Medicine Man and entertainer including remedy and ointment packaging as well as broadsides and flyers.
Scope and Contents:
The Native American Entertainers collection includes ephemera, documents and photographs from two prominent Native American entertainers, Frank Kenjockety, also known as "Chief Strong Fox" and Louis Belmont Newell, also known as "Rolling Thunder". Kenjockety's collection contains photographs, ephemera and a small amount of personal records from his career as a circus troupe leader and lecturer from 1909-1940. Newell's collection contains ephemera from his career as a traveling Medicine Man and entertainer from the 1880's until the 1930's. This includes remedy and ointment packaging as well as broadsides and flyers.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in two series; Series 1: Frank Kenjockety "Chief Strong Fox", and Series 2: Louis Belmont Newell "Chief Rolling Thunder". Series 1 contains three subseries by material type and is arranged alphabetically.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection of Native American Entertainers materials was put together by Crown Collectibles, a privately held historical research company based out of Richmond Virginia.

Frank Kenjockety was born in 1871 to Jesse and Sarah Kenjockety on Cattaraugus Territory, Seneca Nation and made his home in Salamanca, New York. He was head of the Cayuga Tribe of the Iroquois Federation. In the early 1900's he formed a vaudeville troupe called "Kenjockety' s Hippodrome and Wild West Show". They traveled by train and played at state fairs, carnivals and with other traveling circuses. In the late 1920's Frank Kenjockety took the name "Chief Strong Fox". He became nationally known as an "Indian Chief Lecturer" and his troupe was billed as "Real American Indians in Costume- Direct from the U.S. Government Indian Reservation". Their performances included "Ceremonial Rites, Singing, War Dance, Medicine Dance, Feather Dance, Prayer Song, Famous Adoption Form and lectures on the part the American Indian had played in the history of the United States". Kenjockety's wife, Leona, and daughter, Mabel, also traveled as performers with the troupe. Mabel first appeared on horseback as a child and went on to become a trick rider. While on tour in December 1915, the train on which they were traveling ran head-on into another train that was mistakenly switched on the same track. Mr. Kenjockety survived, but many in his company perished. Undaunted by the tragedy, he rebuilt his company and continued to perform. He and his troupe continued to play fairs, school assemblies and circuses and went on at least two world tours. In 1937, they traveled on the steamer ship "Bremen". Correspondence in 1941 reveals that their popularity had waned and apparently the troupe disbanded around that time. Chief Strong Fox was also well known for the "lectures" he gave on Native American History. He became popular with school and other groups (Rotary Club, etc.) throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and often "adopted" some of his Caucasian audience as members of his tribe. He received many letters from school officials praising his talks on Indian history and customs to be of"educational value". Kenjockety passed away in 1944.

Known to his family as Belmont and to the public as Chief Rolling Thunder, Louis Belmont Newell was born around 1858 to Thomas Newell and Marie Parsons of Indian Island, Old Town, Maine. Newell appears to have married several times and his first daughter Blanche was born to Victoria Tahamont around 1886. It is around this time that Newell is first referred to as Chief Rolling Thunder and that his company, the Kiowa Medicine Company, begins touring. The show was comprised of "moral" entertainment and lectures given on the customs, habits, manners and religion of tribes. Newell would also sell "traditional Kiowa" medicines and give out health guides. It is uncertain when the company was actually formed and though Newell claimed that he was a descendent of the First Chief Medicine Man of the Kiowa Nation, Teet-Toot-Sah, this was most likely just for his public image. It is much more likely that his parents were Penobscots from Maine. Newell married Louisa Stump of Iroquois descent in 1891. Louisa was an expert shot and travelled with the Kiowa Medicine Company for some time. In 1894, Newell married his fourth wife Jeanne "Jennie" Congleton who served as business manager for the Kiowa Medicine and Vaudeville Company for many years. Newell died December 1, 1933 and was buried in Randolph, NY. More information on L.B. Newell has been compiled by descendants of Newell and can be found on Ne-Do-Ba, a geneological website for the Wabanaki people.
Separated Materials:
Along with the archival materials, five additional objects were purchased and are a part of the NMAI Ethnology collection. They have catalog numbers 26/5414 through 26/5418 and include outfits supposedly worn by Frank Kenjockety "Chief Strong Fox" and his wife Leona Kenjockety.
All of the photographs in this collection are located in cool storage and arranged in folders by their catalog numbers.
Provenance:
This collection was purchased in 2005.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Circus performers -- Photographs  Search this
Kiowa Indians -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Traveling theater -- United States -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Ephemera
Scrapbooks
Broadsides
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.025
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Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv45c139a20-098a-47bc-864e-bac3142f448d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-025
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