Photographs made during a visit by four Sinte Gleska University students to the National Anthropological Archives reading room on April 17, 1981. The photographs depict the students (including David Beaulieu, Stanley Red Bird, and Mary Sue Walking Eagle) with Rose Robinson (Hopi) of the Phelps Stokes Fund and Wilton S. Dillon, Smithsonian director of seminars and symposia and coordinator of the exhibit. The photographs were probably commissioned by the NAA.
Sinte Gleska University in Mission, South Dakota, was establshed as a two-year college in 1970 and became a four-year institution three years later. Named for the Brulé chief, Sinte Gleska (Spotted Tail), it is a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and aims "to plan, design, implement and assess post-secondary programs and other educational resources uniquely appropriate to the Lakota people in order to facilitate individual development and tribal autonomy." In 1981, a delegation from the college came to the Smithsonian to see Wilton Dillon, a member of the Board of the Phelps Stokes Fund.
Local Call Number(s):
Photo Lot 82-65
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Material relating to Sinte Gleska University can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the American Indian Social and Political memorabilia.
Records relating to the Phelps-Stokes Fund's work with American Indian higher education can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4806.
Records relating to Dillon's work at the Smithsonian can be found in the Smithsonian Institution Archives in SIA RU000494, RU000495, RU000498, RU000500, Acc. 96-055, Acc. 06-190, Acc. 06-192, and Acc. 09-205.
Donated by Office of Printing and Photographic Services, 1982.
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Photo lot 82-65, Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of Sinte Gleska University students at the National Anthropological Archives, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution