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Oral history interview with Preston Singletary, 2011 March 23-24

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan  Search this
David, Joe  Search this
Feddersen, Joe  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry)  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.).  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15931
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)299007
AAA_collcode_single11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_299007
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Oral history interview with Preston Singletary

Interviewee:
Singletary, Preston, 1963-  Search this
Interviewer:
Savig, Mary, 1982-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.).. George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.)  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Cribbs, Keke  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
David, Joe, 1946-  Search this
Feddersen, Joe, 1958-  Search this
Garcia, Tammy  Search this
Gardiner, Lewis, 1972-  Search this
Hauberg, John H. (John Henry), 1916-  Search this
Jojola, Tony  Search this
Jungen, Brian  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav, 1921-2002  Search this
Luna, James  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Martinuzzi, Napoleone, 1892-1977  Search this
Moore, Benjamin P.  Search this
Royal, Richard  Search this
Svenson, David, 1953-  Search this
Tagliapietra, Lino  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (Sound recording: 8 sound files (3 hr., 48 min.), digital, wav)
55 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 March 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Preston Singletary conducted 2011 March 23-24, by Mary Savig, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Singletary's studio, in Seattle, Washington.
Singletary speaks of his family background, especially his Tlingit heritage and his grandmother; his early interest in music; his job at the Glass Eye Studio in Seattle; his formative years as a glass blower in Seattle and at Pilchuck Glass School; his early styles and processes in the modern Venetian tradition; his interest in Tlingit motifs; early mentors including David Svenson, Joe David, and Tony Jojola; collaboration in the studio with other glass artists and other native artists who work with various media; his interest in the modernist primitivist art movement; the character of significant exhibitions and commissions; his collaborative project with David Svenson and native Alaskans on the Pilchuck Founders' Totem; how he met his wife in Sweden; descriptions of his processes and techniques, including lighting techniques; his retrospective at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and the Smithsonian's Gustave Heye Center in New York; current and future directions of his work; the character of his studio, including the contributions of his assistants; collaborations with other native artists including Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, and Maori jade carver Lewis Gardiner; his interest in Jungian psychology and shamanism; his relationship with critics, collectors, and dealers; and his involvement with native communities. Singletary also recalls Dante Marioni, Paul Marioni, Benjamin Moore, Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey, Stanislav Libensky, Napoleone Martinuzzi, David Svenson, Keke Cribbs, Joe David, Tony Jojola, John Hauberg, Richard Royal, Tammy Garcia, Joe Feddersen, Brian Jungen, and James Luna.
Biographical / Historical:
Preston Singletary (1963- ) is a glass artist in Seattle, Washington.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 memory cards as 8 digital sound files. Duration is 3 hr., 48 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Topic:
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Glass blowing and working  Search this
Modernism (Art)  Search this
Primitivism in art  Search this
Tlingit art  Search this
Tlingit Indians  Search this
Tlingit sculpture  Search this
Function:
Artists' studios
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.single11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-single11

Newborn ancestors : the art and articles of Plains Indian children

Title:
Art and articles of Plains Indian children
From the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian
Author:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
San Francisco (Calif.) Airports Commission  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : col. ill. ; 12 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Plains
North America
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Games--Exhibitions  Search this
Indian dolls  Search this
Indian children--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
E78.G73 N49 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551604

Website Records, 2015-2018

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Uniform title:
Recovering Voices (Website)  Search this
Recovering Voices (Blog)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2015
2015-2018
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Endangered languages  Search this
Blogs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-119
See more items in:
Website Records 1995-2020 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400114

Do all Indians live in tipis? : questions and answers from the National Museum of the American Indian / foreword by Rick West ; introduction by Wilma Mankiller

Author:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 239 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Study and teaching  Search this
Public opinion  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Indians in popular culture  Search this
Questions and answers  Search this
Stereotypes (Social psychology)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827959

Spirit of a Native place : building the National Museum of the American Indian / Duane Blue Spruce, editor

Author:
Blue Spruce, Duane  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) History  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center History  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) Buildings  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center Buildings  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Museums  Search this
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_744176

General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Summary:
The General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections contains documents ane ephemera concerning people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Scope and Contents:
The General Manuscripts and ephemera collections is comprised of individual small collections of manuscripts, papers and ephemera that were acquired by the Archive Center from various sources. These small collections are presented together under a single collection for easy access and depict the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in folders by accession numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
The manuscripts, papers and ephemera in this collection were created by many different people and organizations and concern a variety of topics. For specific biographical and historical notes please see individual collections listed in this guide.
Provenance:
The National Museum of the American Indian and its predecessor, Museum of the American Indian, acquired the manuscripts and ephemera in this collection from 1916 to the present.
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:
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.
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.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.998
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General Manuscripts and Ephemera collections
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-998
Online Media:

2007.0024- The Power of the Aboriginal Perspective booklet

Creator:
Standing Rock College  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Ephemera
Date:
1992
Scope and Contents:
This booklet consists of a number of essays written by students at Standing Rock College (now renamed Sitting Bull College) in Fort Yates, North Dakota, in 1992. The essays reflect Native American perspectives and traditional knowledge.
Provenance:
Gift of Tom Geoghan, Robert Becker, Edward and Sharon Village Center, and students at Standing Rock College. Donated in 2007.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref510

General Photograph collections

Collector:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Geronimo, 1829-1909  Search this
Extent:
13 Photographs
Culture:
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Tlingit  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Ojibwa  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1886-1913
Summary:
The General Photograph collections contains photographs depicting people, events, and activities related to the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Scope and Contents:
The General Photograph collections is comprised of individual small collections of photographs that were acquired by the Archive Center from various sources. These small collections are presented together under a single collection for easy access and depict the historical and contemporary lives of Native peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized in folders by accession numbers.
Biographical / Historical:
The photographs in this collection were shot by a variety of photographers and depict many different people and scenes. For specific biographical and historical notes please see individual photographs listed in this guide.
Provenance:
The National Museum of the American Indian and its predecessor, Museum of the American Indian, acquired the photographs in this collection from 1916 to the present.
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:
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.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); General Photograph collections, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.999
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General Photograph collections
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-999
Online Media:

2014.0023- Hopi Chief, Buffalo Dancer, and unidentified man photographs

Photographer:
Garrett, Norman Rhodes  Search this
Frague, Felix  Search this
Collection Collector:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
3 Photographs
1 negatives (photographic)
2 Photographic prints
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1940-1980
Scope and Contents:
This lot consists of three photographs. One photograph depicts a Hopi Chief by photographer Norman Rhodes Garrett, Prescott, Arizona, circa 1950. The second photo is a negative depicting a Jemez Buffalo Dancer photographed by Felix Frague of New Mexico on August 15, 1940. The third photograph is of an unidentified man.
Provenance:
Gift of Neal McKinley, 2014.
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 Photograph collections, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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General Photograph collections
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-999-ref533

Records, 1985-1995

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Government Relations  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Robert McC (Robert McCormick) 1926-2018  Search this
West, W. Richard  Search this
Abeyta, Pablita  Search this
Mims, A. Bradley  Search this
Rodgers, Mark W  Search this
Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Dulles International Airport  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture (Exhibition) (1994-2000: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds (Exhibition) (1992-1993: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity (Exhibition) (1994-1995: New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
3.15 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes) (1 oversize folder)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Maps
Posters
Place:
Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
National Mall (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1985
1985-1995
Topic:
Budget process  Search this
Budget  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Legislation  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 95-080
See more items in:
National Museum of the American Indian Records 1985-1994 [Smithsonian Institution Office of Government Relations]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252264

National Museum of the American Indian : a souvenir book

Subject:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : col. ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
North America
Date:
2004
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Call number:
E98.A7 N385 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_747559

Website Records, 2019

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Mother Tongue Film Festival  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Web sites
Date:
2019
Topic:
Web sites  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Special events  Search this
Film festivals  Search this
Language and languages  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-069
See more items in:
Website Records 1995-2019 [Smithsonian Institution]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_399142

Committees and Councils Files

Creator::
National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Date:
1996-2004
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audio recordings of National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Senior Management Group meetings, NMAI Board of Trustees meetings, and other events and symposia.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). Senior Management Group  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.). Board of Trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-187, National Museum of the American Indian. Office of the Deputy Director, Committees and Councils Files
Identifier:
Accession 04-187
See more items in:
Committees and Councils Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-187

2005.0112- Rosebud Indian Land Sale document

Creator:
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Culture:
Sicangu Lakota [Rosebud Sioux]  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1929 December 5
Scope and Contents:
Leaf out of a newspaper describing a Rosebud Indian Land Sale held on December 5, 1929. This was found inside a Sioux Tobacco bag made sometime between 1880 and 1890. The bag has catalog number 26/5468 (265468) and can be found in NMAI's ethnographic collections. It was then used as inspiration for a lithographic print "Trust and Loss" by Dyani White Hawk Polk. The print is now in NMAI's modern and contemporary arts collection with catalog number 26/9784 (269784).
Provenance:
The tobacco bag was given to William J. Sheehan (Director of the Defense Department Office of Economic Adjustment) by McCarthy Nowlin (Deputy Directory of the Defense Department Office of Economic Adjustment) in the 1970s; given to NMAI by William J. Sheehan's wife, Kathleen Sheehan, in 2005, on behalf of William J. Sheehan, McCarthy Nowlin, and herself.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref1

2008.0062- Native Vote (Obama) 2008 poster and postcards

Artist:
Red Corn, Ryan  Search this
Donor:
Kevin, Gover, 1955-  Search this
Names:
Obama, Barack  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2008
Scope and Contents:
Poster and post cards for Native Vote 2008 with red image of a seated Barack Obama in suit with pin reading "Native Vote" in front of a large orange feather design on the left with text "Native Vote 2008" at top, all on yellow background. The poster was designed by Ryan Red Corn (Osage).
Provenance:
Donated by Kevin Gover, NMAI Director in 2008.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref504

2007.0054- "Shaman Telling the Raven's Tale" poster by Marvin Oliver

Creator:
Oliver, Marvin, 1946-  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
0.01 Linear feet
Culture:
Quinault  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2007
Scope and Contents:
A signed poster depicting "Shaman Telling Raven's Tale" by Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta) used for the 2007 Sante Fe Indian Market.
Biographical / Historical:
Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta-Pueblo) is a Native American glass artist, sculptor and printmaker. Oliver has a B.A. from San Francisco State University and a M.F.A. from the University of Washington.

Oliver is Professor of American Indian Studies and Art at the University of Washington, and serves as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Native American Art at the Burke Museum.
Provenance:
Donated by Marvin Oliver in 2007.
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-998-ref505

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:
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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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National Museum of the American Indian
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2017.0008- "We the Resilient" poster by Ernesto Yerena Montejano

Creator:
Montejano, Ernesto Yerena  Search this
Donor:
Kevin, Gover, 1955-  Search this
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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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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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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