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Teriananda papers, 1972-1999

Creator:
Teriananda 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Physical description:
.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Culture:
Navajo Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Type:
Letters
Collection descriptions
Reports
Clippings
Articles
Writings
Date:
1972
1972-1999
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of North America--Land tenure  Search this
Indians of North America--Civil rights  Search this
Indians of North America--Relocation  Search this
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
Naturopathy  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
Local number:
NMAI.AC.009
Restrictions & Rights:
Researchers must contact the NMAI Archives for an appointment to access the collection. Contact information below
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_284094

Teriananda papers

Author:
Teriananda, 1947-  Search this
Names:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Extent:
0.83 Linear feet (2 archival boxes )
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Writings
Letters
Clippings
Reports
Date:
1972 - 1999
Summary:
The Teriananda Paperscontain writings authored by Teriananda, as well as various position papers, news articles, flyers, correspondence, and group newsletters that represent the political activities she participated in on behalf of Native American and other indigenous peoples.
Scope and Contents:
This collection, from the 1970s to the 1990s, is comprised of published and unpublished writings by Teriananda, as well as letters, reports, newspaper and magazine articles, group newsletters, flyers and announcements of political events, and news releases. The issues represented here, including support work for "The Longest Walk," the campaign for justice for Leonard Peltier, and the Big Mountain relocation are indicative of the concerns in parts of Indian country in the United States and elsewhere during these decades.
Arrangement:
The Teriananda papers are arranged into two series:

Series I: Writings (1978-1991)

Series II: Political Activities (undated; 1972-1996)
Biographical / Historical:
Teriananda was born in Manhattan in 1947, where she grew up and has continued to live throughout her adult life. Teriananda's father, born in Brooklyn, became a financial officer and independent scholar, her mother, born in British Guiana (now Guyana), was a classical pianist who immigrated to the United States and later became an editorial assistant, working part-time during Teriananda's childhood. Her parents instilled in Teriananda a belief that she was "a citizen of the world." She studied ballet as a youngster, and, as a teenager, immersed herself in the artistic and intellectual milieu of the Lower East Side and Greenwich Village. An improperly diagnosed back injury while she was a senior in high school resulted in severe back problems in the 1970s that have persisted throughout her life.

Teriananda became interested in indigenous struggles in the 1970s following a "back crisis" that almost took her life yet proved to be psychically transformative. In seeking to know who she was, she realized she needed to know where she was, and this led her to ask who the original inhabitants of the continent were. She soon became involved in activist struggles for indigenous rights, and worked with a number of Native American groups during the 1970s and 1980s, including, among other things, the International Treaty Council's attempts to found the U.N.'s permanent Working Group on Indigenous People, support for Yvonne Wanrow and Leonard Peltier, the issue of uranium contamination from mining on Native American land, and the problem of the Joint Land Use Area near Big Mountain on the Hopi and Navajo reservations.

Teriananda also worked on issues surrounding the AIDS crisis after the death of several friends from this disease. She had become familiar with the possibilities of natural medicines, partly through contact with traditional Native teachers, and she became active promoting the benefits of nutritional, herbal and other natural therapies to sufferers of AIDS. As Teriananda's own health issues persisted and worsened, she turned to Tibetan Buddhism, and has devoted herself to artistic pursuits influenced by this spiritual path, although she has worked artistically since the early 1970s, when she stopped dancing. Although she has cut back on her activism, due to health problems and family demands, Teriananda remains a committed political activist who stays informed of current issues and is determined to pass on the heritage of struggles for peace and justice to the next generation.
Provenance:
Donated to the National Museum of the American Indian Archives by Teriananda in March 2003
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 materials from the collection must be requested from the NMAI Archivist. The Archives has no information on the status of literary rights for the work of others found in these papers; researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Civil rights  Search this
Indians of North America -- Relocation  Search this
Indians of Mexico  Search this
Traditional medicine  Search this
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Land tenure  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Indians of Central America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Writings
Letters
Clippings
Reports
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Teriananda papers, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.009
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Teriananda papers
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4c4026e79-6475-49d9-ac8d-c282f248302d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-009

Free Peltier Walk for Justice ‘94

Associated:
Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Direct:
American Indian Movement  Search this
Referenced:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
yellow; black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 1/4 in; 5.715 cm
Object Name:
button, political
Subject:
Discrimination in justice administration  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Obstruction of justice  Search this
Trials  Search this
Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Buttons, Badges, Ribbons  Search this
Murder  Search this
Miscarriage of justice  Search this
Discrimination in justice administration  Search this
Political persecution  Search this
Related event:
Prisoners' Rights Movement  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0158.116
Accession number:
2018.0158
Catalog number:
2018.0158.116
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-2f0e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1892793

Free Leonard Peltier

Associated:
Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Depicted (sitter):
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Maker:
Donnelly/Colt  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
orange; yellow; green (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 2 17/32 in; 6.4008 cm
Object Name:
button, political
Subject:
Native Americans  Search this
Trials  Search this
Murder  Search this
Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Obstruction of justice  Search this
Buttons, Badges, Ribbons  Search this
Miscarriage of justice  Search this
Discrimination in justice administration  Search this
Political Parties  Search this
Related event:
Prisoners' Rights Movement  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0158.117
Accession number:
2018.0158
Catalog number:
2018.0158.117
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-2f0f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1892794

Free Peltier

Referenced:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
white (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm
Object Name:
button, political
Subject:
Protest  Search this
Murder  Search this
Federal Bureau of Investigation  Search this
Trials  Search this
Buttons, Badges, Ribbons  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Miscarriage of justice  Search this
Discrimination in justice administration  Search this
Obstruction of justice  Search this
Political persecution  Search this
Related event:
Prisoners' Rights Movement  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0158.119
Accession number:
2018.0158
Catalog number:
2018.0158.119
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-2f10-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1892797

Peace and Freedom Party, Peltier Jordan President- vice president

Referenced:
Peace and Freedom Party  Search this
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 1 3/4 in; 4.445 cm
Object Name:
button, political
Date made:
2004
Subject:
Protest  Search this
Elections  Search this
Presidential Candidates  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Miscarriage of justice  Search this
Buttons, Badges, Ribbons  Search this
Discrimination in justice administration  Search this
Obstruction of justice  Search this
Related event:
Presidential Campaign of 2004  Search this
ID Number:
2018.0158.130
Accession number:
2018.0158
Catalog number:
2018.0158.130
See more items in:
Political and Military History: Political History, Reform Movements Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-33a7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1892810

Leonard Peltier [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Nationality:
Lakota-Ojibwe  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the National Museum of the American Indian Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_93185

Greeting card/Note card and beads

Culture/People:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Frank Shorty, Diné (Navajo), 1963-2007; produced by Matoska Trading Company, Orange, California  Search this
Previous owner:
Anonymous, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Anonymous, Non-Indian  Search this
Honoree:
Leonard Peltier, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, b. 1944  Search this
Object Name:
Greeting card/Note card and beads
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink, glass bead/beads, seed/seeds
Techniques:
Printed, strung
Dimensions:
12.5 x 17.8 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
California; USA (inferred)
Date created:
2000-2004
Catalog Number:
26/4625
Barcode:
264625.000
See related items:
Diné (Navajo)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws648f7eca3-7416-47d1-ae1d-075fd53d9b72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_280799
Online Media:

Prayer for Peace

Culture/People:
Turtle Mountain Chippewa  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Leonard Peltier, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, b. 1944  Search this
Previous owner:
Bonnie Kahn, Non-Indian  Search this
Seller:
Bonnie Kahn, Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Prayer for Peace
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Canvas, paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
51.0 x 41.0 x 2.0 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Leavenworth; Leavenworth County; Kansas; USA
Date created:
2004
Catalog Number:
26/7380
Barcode:
267380.000
See related items:
Turtle Mountain Chippewa
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6bbad905c-5f3e-4074-a55f-ee4eaa6dcb0e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_394679
Online Media:

In total resistance : statements and poetry from Leonard Peltier, Standing Deer, Bobby Garcia and others

Author:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Standing Deer  Search this
Garcia, Bobby Gene d. 1980  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Standing Deer  Search this
Garcia, Bobby Gene d. 1980  Search this
American Indian Movement  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill., ports. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
[1994]
1934-
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Prisoners' writings, American  Search this
Call number:
E99.O3 P453 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804904

Have you thought of Leonard Peltier lately? / Harvey Arden ; compiled & edited by George Bowe Blitch

Author:
Arden, Harvey  Search this
Blitch, George Bowe  Search this
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Peltier, Leonard Imprisonment  Search this
Physical description:
219 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Kansas
Leavenworth
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Indian prisoners  Search this
Prisoners' writings, American  Search this
Prisoners as artists  Search this
Call number:
E99.O3 P454 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765480

Prison writings : my life is my sundance / Leonard Peltier ; edited by Harvey Arden ; introduction by Arvol Looking Horse ; preface by Ramsey Clark

Title:
My life is my sundance
Author:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Arden, Harvey  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard Imprisonment  Search this
American Indian Movement  Search this
Physical description:
xxvi, 243 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Kansas
Leavenworth
Date:
1999
Topic:
Indian prisoners  Search this
Prisoners' writings, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_687977

In the spirit of Crazy Horse / Peter Matthiessen ; with an afterword by Martin Garbus

Author:
Matthiessen, Peter  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
American Indian Movement  Search this
Physical description:
xli, 645 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
1934-
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Call number:
E93.M46 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_439311

The trial of Leonard Peltier / by Jim Messerschmidt ; foreword by William Kunstler

Author:
Messerschmidt, James W  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 198 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Trials (Murder)  Search this
Call number:
KF224.P4 M58 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_495103

In the spirit of Crazy Horse / Peter Matthiessen

Author:
Matthiessen, Peter  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
American Indian Movement  Search this
Physical description:
xli, 628 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
1934-
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Call number:
E93 .M46 1983X
E93.M46 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_151451

American Indian mafia : an FBI agent's true story about Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, and the American Indian Movement (AIM) / Joseph H. Trimbach and John M. Trimbach ; [foreword by Richard Two Elk]

Author:
Trimbach, Joseph H  Search this
Trimbach, John M  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
American Indian Movement History  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 631 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Wounded Knee (S.D.)
Date:
2008
C2008
Indian occupation, 1973
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_965038

Leonard Peltier and the American ethnocide / by Steve Talbot

Author:
Talbot, Steve  Search this
Subject:
Peltier, Leonard  Search this
Physical description:
35 p. : map, port. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indians, Treatment of--History  Search this
Genocide--History  Search this
Call number:
E93 .T35 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_985041

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