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Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian

Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
96 Photomechanical prints (photogravure proofs)
184 Printing plates (copper printing plates)
Culture:
Twana  Search this
Hoh  Search this
Walla Walla (Wallawalla)  Search this
Wishram  Search this
Suquamish  Search this
Skokomish  Search this
Quinault  Search this
Quileute  Search this
Apache  Search this
Tolowa  Search this
Hupa  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Squaxon  Search this
Mewuk (Miwok)  Search this
Achomawi (Pit River)  Search this
Klamath  Search this
Yurok  Search this
Kumeyaay (Diegueño)  Search this
Cayuse  Search this
Northern Paiute (Paviotso)  Search this
Santa Ysabel (Santa Isabela) Diegueño  Search this
Kalispel (Pend d'Oreilles)  Search this
Salish (Flathead)  Search this
Spokan  Search this
Yakama (Yakima)  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Kainai Blackfoot (Kainah/Blood)  Search this
Denésoliné (Chipewyan)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo)  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo)  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Serrano  Search this
Washoe (Washo)  Search this
Kutzadika'a (Mono Paiute)  Search this
Kupangaxwichem (Kupa/Cupeño)  Search this
Piipaash (Maricopa)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Quechan (Yuma/Cuchan)  Search this
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Tohono O'odham (Papago)  Search this
Mojave (Mohave)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Ponca  Search this
Osage  Search this
Yokuts  Search this
Chukchansi Yokuts  Search this
Southern Mewuk (Southern Miwok)  Search this
Wailaki  Search this
Pomo  Search this
Wappo  Search this
Maidu  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photomechanical prints
Printing plates
Photogravures
Photographs
Date:
1899-1927
circa 1980
Summary:
The Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian include photogravure printing plates and associated proofs made from Curtis photographs and used in the publication of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The bulk of the images are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps.
Scope and Contents:
The collection comprises 183 photogravure plates (101 folio and 82 octavo) and 96 associated proofs used in the printing of The North American Indian volumes 1-9 and 12-19. The original photographs used to make the photogravures were made circa 1903-1926 and the photogravure plates were made in 1907-1930. The bulk are portraits, though there are also images of everyday items, ceremonial artifacts, and camps. About half of the proofs in the collection are originals used for Curtis's publication, though the collection also includes proofs made in the process of later publication by the Classic Gravure Company (circa 1980). Vintage proofs include handwritten notes, likely made by Curtis Studio employees in Seattle and Los Angeles. Many of the photogravure plates do not have matching proofs; in particular, there are no proofs for the octavo plates.
Arrangement:
The plates and proofs are arranged by the volume of The North American Indian in which they were published. They are described in this finding aid by the caption and plate number with which they were published.
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) was an American photographer best known for his monumental and now-controversial project, the twenty-volume publication The North American Indian. Here he sought to document in words and pictures the "vanishing race" of American Indians.

Born in Wisconsin in 1868, Edward Curtis grew up on his family's farm in Le Sueur County, Minnesota, from 1874 to 1887. In 1887, he and his father Johnson Curtis settled on a plot near what is now Port Orchard, Washington, and the rest of the family joined them the following year. When Johnson Curtis died within a month of the family's arrival, the burden of providing for his mother and siblings fell to 20-year-old Edward, and Edward set out to do so through his photography. In 1891, Curtis moved to the booming city of Seattle and bought into a joint photo studio with Rasmus Rothi. Less than a year later, he formed "Curtis and Guptill, Photographers and Photoengravers" with Thomas Guptill; the enterprise quickly became a premier portrait studio for Seattle's elite. In 1895, Curtis made his first "Indian photograph" depicting Princess Angeline, daughter of the chief for whom Seattle had been named. The following year he earned his first medal from the National Photographic Convention for his "genre studies."

In 1899, Edward Curtis joined the Harriman Alaska Expedition as official photographer, a position which allowed him to learn from anthropologists C. Hart Merriam and George Bird Grinnell while documenting the landscapes and peoples of the Alaskan coast. This expedition and the resulting friendship with Grinnell helped to foster Curtis's ultimate goal to "form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their primitive customs and traditions" (General Introduction, The North American Indian). Curtis made several trips to reservations from 1900 to 1904, including a trip with Grinnell to Montana in 1900 and multiple trips to the Southwest, including the Hopi Reservation. He also hired Adolph Muhr, former assistant to Omaha photographer Frank A. Rinehart, to manage the Curtis studio in his absence, a decision which would prove more and more fruitful as Curtis spent less and less time in Seattle.

In 1906, Curtis struck a deal with financier J. P. Morgan, whereby Morgan would support a company – The North American Indian, Inc. – with $15,000 for five years, by which time the project was expected to have ended. Systematic fieldwork for the publication began in earnest that summer season, with Curtis accompanied by a team of ethnological researchers and American Indian assistants. Arguably the most important member of Curtis' field team was William Myers, a former newspaperman who collected much of the ethnological data and completed most of the writing for the project. The first volume, covering Navajo and Apache peoples, was published at the end of 1907, but already Morgan's funding was incapable of meeting Curtis's needs. Despite heaping praise from society's elite, Curtis spent much of his time struggling to find people and institutions willing to subscribe to the expensive set of volumes. After the initial five years, only eight of the proposed twenty volumes had been completed. Fieldwork and publication continued with the support of J. P. Morgan, but Curtis's home life suffered because of his prolonged absences.

In 1919, Curtis's wife Clara was awarded a divorce settlement which included the entire Curtis studio in Seattle. Exhausted and bankrupt, Edward Curtis moved with his daughter Beth Magnuson to Los Angeles, where they operated a new Curtis Studio and continued work on the volumes; volume 12 was published in 1922. The constant financial strain forced Myers to leave the North American Indian team after volume 18 (fieldwork in 1926) and Curtis made his last trip to photograph and gather data for volume 20 in 1927. After the final volumes were published in 1930, Curtis almost completely faded from public notice until his work was "rediscovered" and popularized in the 1970s.

Curtis's "salvage ethnology," as scholar Mick Gidley describes it, was mildly controversial even during his life and has become ever more so as his legacy deepens. In his quest to photograph pre-colonial Indian life through a twentieth-century lens, he often manipulated and constructed history as much as he recorded it: he staged reenactments, added props, and removed evidence of twentieth-century influences on "primitive" life. Curtis's work continues to shape popular conceptions of American Indians and so, while problematic, his legacy--his vision of American Indian life--continues to be relevant.
Related Materials:
NMAI also holds Edward Curtis photographs documenting the Harriman Expedition (1899) as well as platinum prints and photogravures of the images published in The North American Indian.

The Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives holds Edward Curtis prints submitted for copyright (Photo Lot 59) as well as many of his original negatives, photographs, and papers.

Steve Kern donated photogravure plates to the Center for Creative Photography and the Seattle Art Museum at the same time that he donated this set to MAI.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Steven and Arlene Kern to the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, in 1984.
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 broadcast 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:
Indians of North America -- Pictorial works  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photogravures
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.080
See more items in:
Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv47bb7e1cf-cd0f-42a1-ac5b-8ee402c1ab8f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-080
Online Media:

George Eastman House copies of photographs of Native Americans

Collector:
George Eastman House  Search this
Photographer:
Alvord, Kellogg, & Campbell  Search this
Bell & Bro. (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Boorne & May  Search this
Boyd and Braas  Search this
Caswell & Davy  Search this
Central Pacific Railroad Company  Search this
Continent Stereoscopic Company  Search this
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
Henry L. Shepard & Co.  Search this
Ingersoll View Company (St. Paul, Minnesota)  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Kilburn Brothers  Search this
Liberty Brand Stereo Views  Search this
Littleton View Co.  Search this
Lovejoy & Foster  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Whitney & Zimmerman  Search this
Wilson & Havens  Search this
Woodward Stereoscopic Co. (Rochester, N.Y.)  Search this
Barker, George, 1844-1894  Search this
Beaman, Edward O.  Search this
Bennett, G. C., 1846-1915  Search this
Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton), 1843-1908  Search this
Bierstadt, Charles, 1819-1903  Search this
Bonine, Elias A., 1843-1916  Search this
Brown, William Henry, 1844-1886  Search this
Brubaker, Christian B. (of Marquette, Michigan)  Search this
Buehman, Henry, 1851-1912  Search this
Chamberlain, W. G. (William Gunnison)  Search this
Chase, D. B. (Dana B.)  Search this
Childs, B. F. (Brainard F.), ca. 1841-1921  Search this
Conklin, E (Enoch)  Search this
Cross, W. R. (William R.)  Search this
Goff, O. S. (Orlando Scott), 1843-1917  Search this
Harris, George H.  Search this
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921  Search this
Ingersoll, T. W. (Truman Ward), 1862-1922  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Jacoby, W. H. (William H.), 1841-1905  Search this
Jarvis, J. F. (John F.), b. 1850  Search this
Jones, James  Search this
Kent, J. H.  Search this
Lingley, B. L.  Search this
Morrow, Stanley J.  Search this
Muybridge, Eadweard, 1830-1904  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Pratt, D. C.  Search this
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909  Search this
Smillie, T. W. (Thomas William), 1843-1917  Search this
Upton, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin)  Search this
Watkins, Carleton E., 1829-1916  Search this
Zimmerman, Charles A., 1844-1909  Search this
Depicted:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895  Search this
Logan, John Alexander, 1826-1886  Search this
Names:
Barnard, George N., 1819-1902  Search this
Publisher:
Forsyth, N. A. (Norman A.), 1869-1949  Search this
Extent:
248 Negatives (circa, 35mm)
248 Copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Kiowa  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Tuscarora  Search this
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Duwamish (Dwamish)  Search this
Kickapoo  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Apache  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Ute  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux)  Search this
Paiute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Copy prints
Place:
Yosemite National Park (Calif.)
Washington (D.C.)
Florida
Yellowstone National Park
Colorado
Date:
mid-19th - early 20th century
Scope and Contents note:
Copies of photogaphs selected from the George Eastman House collection by Bureau of American Ethnology archivist Margaret Blaker in 1962. Many of the photographs are individual or group portraits of American Indians and some highlight pottery, baskets, and cradleboards. There are also images of American Indian dwellings, including tipis and hogans; pueblos; dances; and an encampment during the Modoc War and Plains Indian prisoners at Fort Marion, Florida (1870s).

Expedition photos in the collection were made on T. O. Selfridgeʹs Darien Expedition (1870-1871), the Wheeler surveys (1871-1874), and the Hayden Geological Survey (1871). The collection also includes portraits of Frederick Douglass, Sitting Bull, and John A. Logan; and images from Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show; Company F of New York's 140th Volunteer Infantry; and the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R79
Reproduction Note:
Copy negatives made by George Eastman House, 1962.
Copy prints made by the Smithsonian, 1962-1963.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds vintage prints for many of the photographs copied in this collection, including in Photo lot 4501, Photo Lot 4605, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
The images were acquired for reference purposes and cannot be reproduced. Copies may be obtained from George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film.
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Dance  Search this
Citation:
Photo lot R79, George Eastman House copies of photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R79
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34d853ca2-263a-4eec-b717-8d8b034db61f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r79

Volume 18

Collection Photographer:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Extent:
14 Printing plates
12 Photomechanical prints
Container:
Box 8vo20
Box F43-F48
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Printing plates
Photomechanical prints
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
This series includes twelve folio plates and two octavo plates showing portraits of Denésoliné (Chipewyan), Cree, Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee), and Kainai Blackfoot (Kainah/Blood) men and women. It also includes twelve proofs made by the North American Indian, Inc. One plate is covered by a black substance which obscurs the image.
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.080, Series 16
See more items in:
Edward S. Curtis photogravure plates and proofs for The North American Indian
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv422cf8994-5013-496f-b8e0-5343b409b490
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-080-ref21

Man's half-leggings

Culture/People:
probably Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Man's half-leggings
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, deerhide/deerskin, hide thong/babiche, glass bead/beads, metal bell/bells, metal button/buttons, metal cones, feather/feathers, thread
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork, lazy/lane stitch beadwork, strung
Dimensions:
25 x 41 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
2/6616
Barcode:
026616.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f2090269-cb88-4ffe-a398-0e0f25fd6780
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_28263
Online Media:

Pad saddle

Culture/People:
probably Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Huber’s Museum and Theatre  Search this
Seller:
George H. Huber (John Huber/George F. Huber), Non-Indian, 1843-1916  Search this
Object Name:
Pad saddle
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
2/7368
Barcode:
027368.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws647f85f25-f2ae-4bf6-8fdd-4a2259dd9841
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_29199
Online Media:

Man's coat/jacket

Culture/People:
probably Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Seller:
William Ockleford Oldman (W.O. Oldman/William Ockelford Oldman), Non-Indian, 1879-1949  Search this
Object Name:
Man's coat/jacket
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Dimensions:
102 x 175 x 4 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Southern Alberta; Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
3/6393
Barcode:
036393.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68c312545-cacd-4db5-bb16-9fbf267c6491
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_38884
Online Media:

Pipebag

Culture/People:
probably Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Pipebag
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork , painted
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
5/1091
Barcode:
051091.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ab4e2ee2-537f-49e6-add5-b0548bb83cb9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_55173
Online Media:

Crupper

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
Sally James Farnham (Mrs. Farnum), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Seller:
Sally James Farnham (Mrs. Farnum), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Crupper
Media/Materials:
Hide, wool cloth, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork, fringed
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
5/1100
Barcode:
051100.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ba431cdb-3b81-4bf4-b88b-2e7bcd4298ad
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_55183
Online Media:

Crupper

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
Sally James Farnham (Mrs. Farnum), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Seller:
Sally James Farnham (Mrs. Farnum), Non-Indian, 1869-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Crupper
Media/Materials:
Hide, wool cloth, metal cones, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, overlay beadwork, fringed
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
5/1101
Barcode:
051101.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws64310a2b2-3201-4928-90aa-bd6140889887
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_55184
Online Media:

Man's half-leggings

Culture/People:
probably Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Object Name:
Man's half-leggings
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Edge beaded , overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
7065
Barcode:
007065.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws67fe47c13-a359-4dfb-bc4d-9acc563d3925
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_7589
Online Media:

Woman's dress

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
Francis C. Christ (Frank C. Christ/F. C. Christ), Non-Indian, 1851-1947  Search this
Seller:
Francis C. Christ (Frank C. Christ/F. C. Christ), Non-Indian, 1851-1947  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's dress
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Lazy/lane stitch beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
7/3052
Barcode:
073052.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68efa9423-1819-470a-80b8-a89ffc1efb3f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_78628
Online Media:

Tomahawk/Axe blade

Culture/People:
Non-Indian; collected from the Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Tomahawk/Axe blade
Media/Materials:
Iron
Techniques:
Forged
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Calgary; Alberta; Canada
Catalog Number:
1/252
Barcode:
010252.000
See related items:
Non-Indian
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a1ff61af-a554-4f1b-9304-6b40556fd648
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10659
Online Media:

Saddle bag

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Saddle bag
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, wool cloth, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, overlay beadwork, fringed
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Fort Macleod; Alberta; Canada
Catalog Number:
1/288
Barcode:
010288.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws602f3ccd6-c6c7-4b70-848f-a563ef9dd91d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10718
Online Media:

Saddle bag

Culture/People:
probably Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Seller:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Previous owner:
Frank M. Covert (F. M. Covert), Non-Indian, 1858-1929  Search this
Object Name:
Saddle bag
Media/Materials:
Hide, cotton cloth, wool cloth, glass bead/beads, thread
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork, sewn, appliquéd, fringed
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Fort Macleod; Alberta; Canada
Catalog Number:
1/291
Barcode:
010291.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws68925504e-5b13-4287-af46-df037305f0ac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_10721
Online Media:

Knife sheath

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923  Search this
Lender:
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923  Search this
Donor:
Grace Hoffman White (Virginia Grace Hoffman/Mrs. John Jay White), Non-Indian, 1862-1937  Search this
Object Name:
Knife sheath
Media/Materials:
Hide, brass tacks/bosses
Techniques:
Studded
Object Type:
Personal items
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/4363
Barcode:
104363.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Personal items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65f6dde85-0763-4b10-807e-d9427beb9228
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_111872
Online Media:

Man's tunic

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923  Search this
Lender:
John Jay White, Non-Indian, 1860-1923  Search this
Donor:
Grace Hoffman White (Virginia Grace Hoffman/Mrs. John Jay White), Non-Indian, 1862-1937  Search this
Object Name:
Man's tunic
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, glass bead/beads, cotton cloth
Techniques:
Sewn, overlay beadwork, appliquéd
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
10/4339
Barcode:
104339.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e77fbe6c-85b2-4e10-a5e4-10b138e285d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_111956
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
possibly Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee) (attributed)  Search this
Previous owner:
Miss H. J. Young, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Miss H. J. Young, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Montana; USA
Catalog Number:
11/3071
Barcode:
113071.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws60b5aff15-0b70-4ee7-b684-756cad634172
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_121850
Online Media:

Man's coat/jacket

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marion Matson Ward (Marion Louette Matson/Mrs. Edwin Carrington Ward), Non-Indian, 1865-1943  Search this
Seller:
Marion Matson Ward (Marion Louette Matson/Mrs. Edwin Carrington Ward), Non-Indian, 1865-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Man's coat/jacket
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, cotton cloth, otter skin/fur, glass bead/beads, button/buttons, sinew, ochre
Techniques:
Sewn, lined, painted, overlay beadwork, fringed
Dimensions:
73 x 118 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Saskatchewan; Canada (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1890
Catalog Number:
11/4236
Barcode:
114236.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Plains & Plateau
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6dc2b683a-b6b8-477f-80eb-4d830f9cd13b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123127
Online Media:

Man's coat/jacket

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marion Matson Ward (Marion Louette Matson/Mrs. Edwin Carrington Ward), Non-Indian, 1865-1943  Search this
Seller:
Marion Matson Ward (Marion Louette Matson/Mrs. Edwin Carrington Ward), Non-Indian, 1865-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Man's coat/jacket
Media/Materials:
Hide, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Overlay beadwork
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
11/4237
Barcode:
114237.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66b5ad208-8a6f-4d70-8edb-484ee5003cd1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123128
Online Media:

Woman's dress

Culture/People:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)  Search this
Previous owner:
Marion Matson Ward (Marion Louette Matson/Mrs. Edwin Carrington Ward), Non-Indian, 1865-1943  Search this
Seller:
Marion Matson Ward (Marion Louette Matson/Mrs. Edwin Carrington Ward), Non-Indian, 1865-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Woman's dress
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin
Techniques:
Painted
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments
Place:
Alberta; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
11/4239
Barcode:
114239.000
See related items:
Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee)
Clothing/Garments
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws668309d37-a7c7-439d-b31e-8f6cd2a38cac
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_123130
Online Media:

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