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Francis Harper photographs from an expedition to Great Slave Lake

Photographer:
Harper, Francis, 1886-1972  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey of Canada  Search this
Extent:
46 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Tli Cho (Dogrib/Thlingchadinne)  Search this
Denésoliné (Chipewyan)  Search this
Cree  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Great Slave Lake (N.W.T.)
Saskatchewan
Alberta
Date:
1914
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting Native Americans/First Nations peoples (chiefly Cree and Chipewyan) in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie, Canada, taken by Francis Harper on an expedition of the Geological Survey of Canada to Great Slave Lake in May-September 1914. Includes images of Cree, Ojibwa, Chipewyan, Salteaux, and Slavey people, as well as images of boats, encampments, and tea dances. Each of the photographs has an associated caption, given by either Harper or the Geological Survey of Canada.
Biographical/Historical note:
Francis Harper (1886-1972) was born in Southbridge, MA to a Canadian father and German mother. He attended Cornell University, receiving a BA in 1914 and a PhD in 1925. Harper made his first trip to northern Canada in 1914, as a zoologist for the Geological Survey of Canada. During World War I, he was stationed with the US Army 79th division in France, and then in New York and Maryland. He returned to Canada in 1920, but continued to travel throughout his life. Harper also worked to trace the travels of John and William Bertram through the American South and made numerous trips to study the people and environment of the Okefinokee Swamp.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4606
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Francis Harper held in the National Anthropological Archives BAE historical negatives.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds some of Harper's fieldbooks (SIA RU007434, SIA Acc. 12-443, SIA Acc. 12-581, and SIA Acc. 12-443).
The University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library holds the Francis Harper papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Reproductions of these photographs should include credit to the Geological Survey of Canada.
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Dance  Search this
Camps  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4606, Francis Harper photographs from an expedition to Great Slave Lake, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4606
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4606

Child's jacket/coat

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Child's jacket/coat
Media/Materials:
Caribou hide/skin
Techniques:
Sewn
Dimensions:
79 x 90 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4648
Barcode:
094648.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Outerwear (fitted)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6eaa79990-0ff5-4169-b69b-79e243532888
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102237
Online Media:

Mittens

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Mittens
Media/Materials:
Hide, wool cloth, beaver skin/fur, embroidery floss
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, embroidered
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Handwear
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4667
Barcode:
094667.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Handwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6e74ab459-acb2-43ab-8ddd-7f29a965fb00
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102256
Online Media:

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Seller:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Sewn, dyed, quilled (lane stitched)
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Liard River; Northern Rockies Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/2489
Barcode:
092489.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws649e05486-a578-407c-b0a0-46ae6a14cc5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_99648
Online Media:

Moccasins

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Seller:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Moccasins
Media/Materials:
Hide, cotton cloth, porcupine quills, dye/dyes, hide thong/babiche, paint
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, dyed, quilled (lane stitched), painted
Dimensions:
28 x 12 x 22 cm
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/2494
Barcode:
092494.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Footwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b3fe7510-8c50-45b1-b304-285c26db4505
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_99654
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Caribou hide/skin, cotton cloth, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Sewn, fringed
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4654
Barcode:
094654.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ef7893fa-8e54-4457-aa6c-d14c65764911
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102243
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Caribou hide/skin
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4662
Barcode:
094662.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws629b2adb7-5c12-436c-b66c-1f7e356cc465
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102251
Online Media:

Sled-dog blanket

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Sled-dog blanket
Media/Materials:
Velveteen, wool cloth, wool yarn, glass bead/beads
Techniques:
Cutout, sewn, appliquéd, overlay beadwork
Dimensions:
51 x 45 cm
Object Type:
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4682
Barcode:
094682.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Animal Tack and Animal Husbandry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws617382e5d-5f4d-4063-85de-52a1b76c4e44
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102272
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
MAI agent:
George Gustav Heye (GGH), Non-Indian, 1874-1957  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Bird foot/feet, cotton cloth, ribbon, rickrack
Techniques:
Sewn, appliquéd, fringed
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Great Slave Lake; Northwest Territories; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
19/6584
Barcode:
196584.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws61c5de3e1-1a7f-4e69-aea8-efbbd2fb35bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_209736
Online Media:

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Samuel Prescott Fay (S. Prescott Fay/S.P. Fay), Non-Indian, 1884-1971  Search this
Previous owner:
Samuel Prescott Fay (S. Prescott Fay/S.P. Fay), Non-Indian, 1884-1971  Search this
Seller:
Samuel Prescott Fay (S. Prescott Fay/S.P. Fay), Non-Indian, 1884-1971  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Sewn, dyed, quilled (lane stitched)
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Great Slave Lake; Northwest Territories; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
21/8880
Barcode:
218880.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6be2c33c8-6617-4bdc-855f-935588f46276
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_233445
Online Media:

Gauntlet gloves

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Arthur Phillips Thornton, Non-Indian, b. 1877  Search this
Previous owner:
Arthur Phillips Thornton, Non-Indian, b. 1877  Search this
Nora G. Thornton, Non-Indian, 1876-ca. 1975  Search this
Seller:
Nora G. Thornton, Non-Indian, 1876-ca. 1975  Search this
Object Name:
Gauntlet gloves
Media/Materials:
Hide, fur
Techniques:
Embroidered
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Handwear
Place:
Great Slave Lake; Northwest Territories; Canada (inferred)
Catalog Number:
22/4206
Barcode:
224206.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Handwear
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ef46e2dc-ef72-417f-a8dd-20d2864564dc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_238755
Online Media:

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Seller:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, porcupine quills, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Sewn, dyed, quilled (lane stitched)
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Liard River; Northern Rockies Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/2489
Barcode:
092489.001
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6010b7233-6be4-4592-a348-4a16353f2bfb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_99649
Online Media:

Basket bowl

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Basket bowl
Media/Materials:
Willow, conifer root
Techniques:
Coiled
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4636
Barcode:
094636.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws670692176-f1c0-4497-97d8-d17d7e4a16a6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102225
Online Media:

Bow

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bow
Media/Materials:
Wood, sinew
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4642
Barcode:
094642.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6ef97f207-f387-4427-a774-7b757fd4198d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102231
Online Media:

Sash/Belt

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Previous owner:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Seller:
Herbert Aubrey Tremayne (Herbert Archibald Tremayne/H.A. Tremayne), Non-Indian, 1874-1954  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
Harmon W. Hendricks (Harmon Washington Hendricks), Non-Indian, 1846-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Sash/Belt
Media/Materials:
Wool cloth, hide, porcupine quills, dye/dyes
Techniques:
Sewn, dyed, quill embroidered
Object Type:
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Place:
Liard River; Northern Rockies Regional District; British Columbia; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/2491
Barcode:
092491.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Clothing/Garments: Accessories
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62a572372-035d-421c-b73f-f3ab7dbec4d2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_99651
Online Media:

Dog pack bag

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Dog pack bag
Media/Materials:
Caribou hide/skin
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4657
Barcode:
094657.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6191f06d2-f895-46ed-91bb-37bf8ccd42e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102246
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Caribou hide/skin
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4679
Barcode:
094679.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6094d29ae-4491-4046-840a-6b12c9d49d1d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102269
Online Media:

Hide thong

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Object Name:
Hide thong
Media/Materials:
Hide thong/Babiche
Techniques:
Cut
Object Type:
Materials: Prepared
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
10/7307
Barcode:
107307.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Materials: Prepared
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws686b537a6-6ac9-4330-9669-cdfbbb5eeb3c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_115713
Online Media:

Fish spear/Leister

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Fish spear/Leister
Media/Materials:
Wood, iron point
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4659
Barcode:
094659.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62ea60689-1a50-4381-83b1-d22d6d9ed395
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102248
Online Media:

Bag

Culture/People:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)  Search this
Collector:
Donald A. Cadzow, Non-Indian, 1894-1960  Search this
Object Name:
Bag
Media/Materials:
Caribou hide/skin
Techniques:
Sewn
Object Type:
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Place:
Mackenzie River; Northwest Territories; Canada
Catalog Number:
9/4660
Barcode:
094660.000
See related items:
Deh Gah Got'ine (Slavey)
Bags/Pouches (and parts)
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws65baf142b-dc5b-4e62-9d75-f33fba1db176
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_102249
Online Media:

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