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The Vanishing Indian

Creator:
Sioux Super Films  Search this
Names:
Aguilar, Susana Martinez, 1876-1947  Search this
Extent:
1 Film reel (15 minutes, black-and-white silent, 35mm)
Culture:
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Tesuque Pueblo  Search this
K'apovi (Santa Clara Pueblo)  Search this
Apache  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Film reels
Silent films
Place:
North America
Arizona
New Mexico
Date:
circa 1920
Scope and Contents:
Incomplete edited film or films from the 1920s educational film series "The Vanishing Indian" produced by Sioux Super Films. Contents include scenes from an Oglala council meeting, a Navajo wedding and shots of hogans, Apache dwellings known as wick-i-ups, pottery making at San Ildefonso Pueblo, dance performance at Taos Pueblo, and shots of dwellings at Zuni, Tesuque, Taos, and Santa Clara pueblos. Footage includes the theatrical trailer promoting the series.

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Local Number:
HSFA 1977.5.1
Related Materials:
Identical and different footage from this series held by the Library of Congress.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Ceramics  Search this
Dance  Search this
Genre/Form:
silent films
Citation:
The Vanishing Indian, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.1977.05
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9abfb83c4-adea-41cf-a9b4-c01b2bed2dcd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-1977-05
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