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Strong Women/Strong Nations 6: Panel 2, Tribal Governance

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National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
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Huron H. Smith photograph collection

Creator:
Smith, Huron H. (Huron Herbert), 1883-1933  Search this
Names:
Milwaukee Public Museum  Search this
Satterlee, John V.  Search this
Extent:
26 Photographic prints
11 copy negatives
Culture:
Menominee (Menomini)  Search this
Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)  Search this
Minnesota Chippewa [Leech Lake, Minnesota]  Search this
Minnesota Chippewa [Mille Lacs, Minnesota]  Search this
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Place:
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Iowa
Date:
1921-1924
Summary:
This collection includes photographs made by Huron H. Smith during his ethnobotanical studies among Native communities in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota between 1921 and 1924. These include photographs made among the Menominee (Menomini), Minnesota Chippewa [Mille Lacs and Leech Lake], Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin], Ho-Chunk (Winnebago), Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox) on the Mesquakie Indian Settlement in Tama, Iowa.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 26 photographic prints (11 copy negatives) made by ethnobotanist Huron H. Smith during field work for the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1921-1924. Many of the photographs are portraits of Native community members wearing traditional outifts or demonstrating local plant use, such as mat making.

Six photographs are from Smith's 1921-1922 trip to the Menominee (Menomini) reservation in Wisconsin. These include portraits of John Valentine Satterlee, Smith's guide and interpreter, and the Satterlee family. There are also as well as several restricted photographs of a Menominee cemetery and of the Menomini Spirit Rock. Seven photographs are from Smith's 1923 trip to the Meskwaki (Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)) Reservation in Tama, Iowa. These include portraits of William Davenport, Charles Keosatok and wife Qua-tau-che, White Breast and his family, and doctor John McIntosh (Kepeosatok). There are also several restricted images of Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox) cemeteries.

Eleven photographs are from Smith's 1923-1924 trips to the Lac du Flambeau Reservation in Wisconsin, working among the Lake Superior Chippewa, and to the Leech Lake and Mille Lacs Reservations in Minnesota, working among the Minnesota Chippewa. Images made in Lac de Flambeau include portraits of Big George Skye, John White Feather (We-bu-ju-o-no-kwe) and wife Na-Wa-Que Go-Kwe, We hre-gu-o-no-kwe, Chief A-mi-kons and wife Pa-ma-ju-o-no-kwe, and Maxiwika [Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)]. Also included are scenic views of a Lac De Flambeau village and a view shot during a Lake Superior Chippewa community dance. Images made in Minnesota include portraits of John Smith, Young Duck and Ajoybenais. There is also a photograph of the balsam Wigwam used by Huron Smith in Leech Lake and a restricted image of a Minnesota Chippewa cemetery. There is also a portrait of Stockbridge Mahican woman Harriet Quinney also taken in 1923.

Some of these photographs were included as illustrations in Smith's articles "Ethnobotany of the Menominee Indians," "Ethnobotany of the Meskwaki Indians," and "Ethnobotany of the Ojibwe Indians" in the Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee.

The copy negatives were created by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation (NMAI's predecessor museum) during a photo conservation project in the 1960s.
Photographic prints: P10326-P10351. Copy Negatives: N20758, N36526-N36532, N38018-N38020
Arrangement:
Physcially arranged by catalog number. Intellectually arranged chronologically by community and then catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
Huron Herbert Smith was born in Danville, Indiana in 1883. After receiving degrees from De Pauw and Cornell Universities he served as assistant curator of Botany at the Field Museum of Natural History from 1907 and 1917. In 1917, Smith began working at the Milwaukee Public Museum as head of the Botany Department. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s Smith conducted studies on the use of plant by Native American communities in Wisconsin and surrounding states. This research was supported by then-Museum director Samuel Barrett and anthropologist Alanson Skinner. Smith's ethnobotanical studies began on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin (1921-1923), and were followed by trips to the Meskwaki (Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox)) Reservation in Tama, Iowa (1923), the Lac du Flambeau Reservation in Vilas County, Wisconsin and the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota (1923-1924), the Potawatomi bands in Forest County, Wisconsin (1925), the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) south of Wisconsin Rapids (1928), and the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin (1929).

Smith's work came to a sudden end with his death in 1933 as the result of an automobile accident. At the time of his death, four manuscripts had been published (Smith 1923, 1928, 1932, 1933), one was in process and published in 1998 by Kindscher & Hurlburt, and field notes remained for a sixth on the Oneida.

For more information on Huron Smith see the Milwaukee Public Museum's website on their Ethnobotany collections: http://archive.mpm.edu/research-collections/botany/online-collections-research/ethnobotany.
Related Materials:
A large collection of Huron H. Smith photographs and field notes can be found in the Milwaukee Public Museum Archives.
Provenance:
Gift of Charles Schoewe in 1932.
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). Several photographs have been restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
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.
Topic:
Ethnobotany  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Huron H. Smith photograph collection, image #, NMAI.AC.145; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.145
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Huron H. Smith photograph collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Online Media:

Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Previous owner:
Norton E. Carter (N.E. Carter), Non-Indian, 1870-1963  Search this
Seller:
Norton E. Carter (N.E. Carter), Non-Indian, 1870-1963  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Weasel skin/fur
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
14/8082
Barcode:
148082.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_159113

Medicine bag (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/573
Barcode:
190573.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203755

Drumstick (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]  Search this
Possible collector:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Previous owner:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Donor:
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Drumstick (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Rawhide, wood
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Lac du Flambeau Reservation or Nett Lake Sector, Bois Forte Reservation; Vilas County or Koochiching County and Saint Louis County; Wisconsin or Minnesota; USA
Date created:
1900-1930
Catalog Number:
25/3543
Barcode:
253543.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269459

Medicine/Doctoring equipment (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine/Doctoring equipment (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Horn
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Doctor's items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/570
Barcode:
190570.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Doctor's items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203752

Invitation/message sticks for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]  Search this
Previous owner:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Object Name:
Invitation/message sticks for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Bird quills
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Lac du Flambeau, Lac du Flambeau Reservation; Vilas County; Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
24/2622
Barcode:
242622.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_258296

Medicine bag (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn
Techniques:
Twined
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/571
Barcode:
190571.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203753

Hand drum (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Hand drum (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/567
Barcode:
190567.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203749

Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Previous owner:
Norton E. Carter (N.E. Carter), Non-Indian, 1870-1963  Search this
Seller:
Norton E. Carter (N.E. Carter), Non-Indian, 1870-1963  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Squirrel skin/fur
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
14/8083
Barcode:
148083.000
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Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_159114

Sash/Belt (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, snakeskin, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
19/568
Barcode:
190568.000
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Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_203750

Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]  Search this
Previous owner:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Beaver skin/fur, wool cloth, cotton cloth, embroidery floss
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, embroidered
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Lac du Flambeau, Lac du Flambeau Reservation; Vilas County; Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
24/1747
Barcode:
241747.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_257409

Invitation/message sticks for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]  Search this
Previous owner:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Object Name:
Invitation/message sticks for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Bird quills
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Lac du Flambeau, Lac du Flambeau Reservation; Vilas County; Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
24/2623
Barcode:
242623.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa [Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin]
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_258419

Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Previous owner:
George Van Dyke, Non-Indian, 1888-1969  Search this
Helen Pep Grodka (Helen Groz Pep/A Tehom Win/Mrs. Frederick B. Grodka), Non-Indian, 1898-1982  Search this
Donor:
Sonia Grodka Blumenthal (Sonia Dorothy Grodka), Non-Indian  Search this
Harry W. Blumenthal, Non-Indian, 1924-2013  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, snakeskin, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn,
Dimensions:
91.4 x 10.8 cm
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
25/1504
Barcode:
251504.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_267353

Whistle part/fragment for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Whistle part/fragment for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Animal Bone
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
14/9027
Barcode:
149027.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_159795

Tattoo bundle (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Chippewa/Ojibwa  Search this
Previous owner:
Mary Poler, Lake Superior Chippewa, b. 1903  Search this
Birger Roos, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Birger Roos, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Tattoo bundle (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wood, cotton cloth, brass, elm bark, birchbark, seed/seeds, deerhide/deerskin
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Bundles
Place:
Thunder Bay; Alpena County; Michigan; USA
Catalog Number:
24/1296
Barcode:
241296.000
See related items:
Chippewa/Ojibwa
Ceremonial/Ritual items: Bundles
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_256968

Bandolier/Shoulder sash (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Previous owner:
James W. Poler (J. W. Poler), Lake Superior Chippewa, 1887-1970  Search this
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (Jackson Hole Preserve, Incorporated), 1940-  Search this
Collector:
David T. Vernon (David Thomas Vernon/David C. Vernon), Non-Indian, 1900-1973  Search this
Object Name:
Bandolier/Shoulder sash (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Wool yarn, animal bone
Techniques:
Braided
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Mole Lake, Mole Lake Reservation; Forest County; Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
24/2205
Barcode:
242205.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_257849

Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Mink skin/fur, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn, edge beaded, overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Pelican Lake; Oneida County; Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
15/1749
Barcode:
151749.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_162872

Hand drum (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Collector:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
Previous owner:
Bernard S. Mason (Bernard Sterling Mason), Non-Indian, 1896-1953  Search this
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Donor:
John L. Holden, Non-Indian, 1922-1998  Search this
Object Name:
Hand drum (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Hide, beaver skin/fur, wood
Techniques:
Nailed, braided
Dimensions:
64 x 56 x 10 cm
Object Type:
Music and Sound
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Date created:
1900-1930
Catalog Number:
25/3561
Barcode:
253561.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Music and Sound
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269478

Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)

Culture/People:
Lake Superior Chippewa  Search this
Previous owner:
Norton E. Carter (N.E. Carter), Non-Indian, 1870-1963  Search this
Seller:
Norton E. Carter (N.E. Carter), Non-Indian, 1870-1963  Search this
Object Name:
Medicine bag for Midewiwin rituals (Image withheld)
Media/Materials:
Weasel skin/fur
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Wisconsin; USA
Catalog Number:
14/8085
Barcode:
148085.000
See related items:
Lake Superior Chippewa
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_159116

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