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Howard Woody postcard collection relating to Native Americans

Collector:
Woody, Howard  Search this
Publisher:
Albertype Co.  Search this
Barkalow Brothers Co.  Search this
Detroit Publishing Co.  Search this
E.C. Kropp Co.  Search this
Fred Harvey (Firm)  Search this
Tammen, Harry Heye, 1856-1924  Search this
Photographer:
Detroit Photographic Co.  Search this
Teich, Curt, 1877-1974  Search this
Names:
Hopi House (Ariz.)  Search this
Beard, Dewey  Search this
Extent:
5 Color postcards
1 Postcard (collotype)
7 Postcards (color halftone)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Apache  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Minneconjou Lakota (Minniconjou Sioux)  Search this
Ute  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color postcards
Postcards
Place:
Yuma County (Ariz.)
Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)
Cheyenne (Wyo.)
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Acoma (N.M.)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Postcards, some postmarked, with images of Apache, Hopi, Seminole, Sioux, Minneconjou, and other Native Americans. They include images of Apache men at a powwow near a mud house in Yuma, Arizona; the Hopi House at the Grand Canyon; a blanket weaver at Hopi House; a street scene from Pueblo Acoma; a Seminole wedding in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; women with leatherwork, baskets, and blankets; a horse-drawn travois used in a parade at the Annual Crow Indian Fair; Sioux people and tipis at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Apache chief James A. Garfield, Ute Chief Sevaro and his family; and Iron Hail (also known as Dewey Beard (Minneconjou).
Biographical/Historical note:
Thomas Howard Woody (1935-2011) was a professor of sculpture at the University of South Carolina, co-author of several books on South Carolina history and postcards, and an avid collector of postcards. He received his undergraduate degree from Richmond Professional Institute and a master's degree from East Carolina University. Retiring after a 46-year long career at the University of South Carolina, he was awarded the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-37
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Albertype Company Native American and Hawaiian photographs (Photo Lot 25).
Additional E.C. Kropp Co., Curt Teich, Detroit Photographic Company, and Fred Harvey postcards held in National Museum of American History Archives Center in the Victor A. Blenkle Postcard Collection.
Additional Detroit Photographic Company photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 59, MS 4510, and MS 4559.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Pueblos  Search this
handicrafts  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 92-37, Howard Woody postcard collection relating to Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-37
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3118163d7-b2ad-4020-ba08-8869265029f2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-92-37

Bill Groethe photographs of surviviors of the Battle of Little Big Horn

Creator:
Groethe, Bill, 1923-  Search this
Names:
Beard, Dewey  Search this
Black Elk, 1863-1950  Search this
Extent:
10 Mounted prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Minneconjou Lakota (Minniconjou Sioux)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Mounted prints
Place:
Custer State Park (S.D.)
Date:
1948
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Bill Groethe depicting a reunion of survivors of the Battle of Little Big Horn at Custer State Park, South Dakota, on September 2, 1948. The survivors depicted include Little Warrior, Pemmican, Little Soldier, Dewey Beard, High Eagle, Iron Hawk, Comes Again, and Nicholas Black Elk. John Sitting Bull, though not a survivor himself, was present to represent Sitting Bull, his adoptive father.
Biographical/Historical note:
William M. Groethe (b. 1923) is a professional photographer from Rapid City, South Dakota, known for his photographs of Mount Rushmore and his portrait of the last survivors of the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn. Mentored by fellow Rapid City photographers Carl Rise and Bert Bell, Groethe was the only professional photographer in attendance at the reunion of the Battle of the Little Big Horn survivors. Both Rapid City and the State of South Dakota declared September 2, 2009 as William M. Groethe Day in honor of the 61st anniversary of the Little Bighorn photo.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-14
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Groethe's photograph, entitled "Lakota Moon of the Longest Night," held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 2002-02.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copyright retained by Bill Groethe. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Topic:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 92-14, Bill Groethe photographs of surviviors of the Battle of Little Big Horn, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-14
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3d873cf94-9327-4646-ae11-0612e1275082
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-92-14

John M. Kauffmann photographs of Dewey Beard

Photographer:
Kauffmann, John M.  Search this
Names:
Beard, Dewey  Search this
Case, Leland D. (Leland Davidson), 1900-1986  Search this
Extent:
52 Photographs
Culture:
Minneconjou Lakota (Minniconjou Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Black Hills (South Dakota)
Date:
1955
Summary:
This collection contains 54 photographs that were shot by amateur photographer John M. Kauffmann in 1955. The photographs depict Dewey Beard (also known as Iron Hail and Wasu Maza) and the Black Hills in South Dakota.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 54 photographs (53 negatives and 1 gelatin silver print) that were shot by amateur photographer John M. Kauffmann in 1955 in South Dakota. Kauffmann accompanied his photographer friend Bates Littlehales, who was on assignment to illustrate a National Geographic article authored by Leland Case about the Black Hills of South Dakota. Littlehales invited Kauffmann to join him on his assignment, so that Kauffmann could practice his photography.

The collection contains two series. Series 1 contains photos that depict the interview with Dewey Beard (also known as Iron Hail and Wasu Maza) that was conducted by Leland Case on June 18, 1955 at the Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota. At the time of the interview, Dewey Beard was the last Sioux survivor of the Battle of Big Horn. Series 2 contains photographs shot around the Black Hills of South Dakota and includes depictions of Leland Case, possibly Bates Littlehales, and other unidentified people on horseback; exploring landscapes and caves; and looking at tree rings.

Kauffmann used a Rolleiflex medium format camera to photograph the images in this collection. Leland Bates' National Geographic article was published in the October 1956, vol. CX, no. 4 issue.
Arrangement:
Negatives arranged in a box and photograph arranged in a folder.
Biographical / Historical:
John M. Kauffmann grew up in Washington, DC and graduated from Princeton University. He worked for the National Park Service for many years serving in Washington, DC and Alaska. His work led to the conservation of 100 million acres through the passage of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. He also played a vital role in the creation of the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. He passed away on November 16, 2014 at the age of 91.

Dewey Beard, also known as Wasu Maza or Iron Hail, was a member of the Minneconjou Lakota (Minniconjou Sioux) tribe and was the last known survivor of the Battle of Little Bighorn. He was also present during the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, where many of his family members were killed and he was wounded. Born in 1858, Wasu Maza changed his name to Dewey Beard when he converted to Roman Catholicism. For 15 years, he also was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He died in November 1955 at age 96.
Related Materials:
The Library of Congress has the recorded interview with Dewey Beardthat took place on 18, 1955 at the Alex Johnson Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota.
Provenance:
Gift of John M. Kauffmann, 1999.
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).
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.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John M. Kauffmann photographs of Dewey Beard, image #, NMAI.AC.225; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.225
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John M. Kauffmann photographs of Dewey Beard
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv411ed83d1-5533-4100-8982-204037c1a981
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-225
Online Media:

Song of Dewey Beard : last survivor of the Little Bighorn / Philip Burnham

Author:
Burnham, Philip  Search this
Beard, Dewey  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 247 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps : 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
2014
Topic:
Dakota Indians  Search this
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Wars, 1876  Search this
Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890  Search this
Wars, 1890-1891  Search this
Massacre survivors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1029830

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