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Josephine E. Brown photograph collection relating to fair at Elbowoods, North Dakota

Creator:
Brown, Josephine E.  Search this
Extent:
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Place:
Elbowoods (N.D.)
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
circa 1932
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, depicting an encampment, a rodeo, dancers, and gatherings of Native Americans, including Little Sioux, Foolish Woman, Deer's Heart, and Bear on the Flat. The photographs were previously mounted in an album.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 91-4
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Fairs  Search this
Rodeos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 91-4, Josephine E. Brown photograph collection relating to fair at Elbowoods, North Dakota, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-4
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-91-4

Melvin R. Gilmore photographs

Creator:
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
69 Negatives (photographic) (black and white, 5 x 7 inches.)
Culture:
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.) -- photographs
Date:
1923-1924
Summary:
This collection contains 69 black-and-white acetate negatives taken by Melvin R. Gilmore in 1923-1924. The images depict scenes of everyday life among the Sahnish (Arikara) Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.
Scope and Contents:
The Melvin R. Gilmore collection consists of photographic negatives made by Gilmore on behalf of the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation in August 1923 and July 1924 on the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. The negatives depict the Sahnish (Arikara) engaged in agricultural activities, house building, food preparation (cooking and butchering), building and checking fish traps along the Missouri River, and weaving and potting. In addition there are several views of an apparent traditional buffalo drive. Gilmore identified and recorded the names of several individuals, including Mrs. Sitting Bear, Mr. and Mrs. Four Rings, Mrs. Red Tail, and Shteshta-kata. The catalog numbers include N08694-N08761, N08852, N09420.

The majority of the negatives from July 1924 were destroyed and are no longer a part of this collection. These included catalog numbers N09412-N09419, N09420-N09427. Descriptions of these images are still available.

The acetate negatives are copy negatives made from the original nitrate during a large photograph conservation project at the Museum of the American Indian in the 1960s. There are also contact prints that were made during this project.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical/Historical note:
Melvin R. Gilmore was a noted ethnologist dedicated to the study of the material culture and ethnobotany of Plains Indians. Born in 1868 in Valley, Nebraska, Gilmore graduated from Cotner College in 1903. At Cotner, he taught biology while he completed post-graduate studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. In 1909 and 1914, he received a Master's degree and then a doctorate in botany. From 1923 to 1928, Gilmore served on the staff of the Museum of the American Indian and from 1929 to 1939 was the curator of ethnology at the University of Michigan. He authored several books on botany and Native Americans, including his best known "The Use of Plants by Indians of the Missouri River Region."
Related Materials:
The Melvin R. Gilmore papers (Call number: 0384 Aa 2) can be found at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. There are also photographs in this collection that were shot during the time period Gilmore worked for the MAI, Heye Foundation.

Additional Gilmore manuscript materials may be found in the Melvin Randolph Gilmore Papers, Nebraska State Historical Society, and Curator's Correspondence, State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Provenance:
Field collections from Melvin R. Gilmore received by the Museum of the America Indian, Heye Foundation in 1923 and 1924.
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.
Topic:
Arikara Indians -- Fishing -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- North Dakota  Search this
Arikara Indians -- Social life and customs -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Melvin R. Gilmore photographs, image #, NMAI.AC.001.027; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.027
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-027

Florence Pulford collection

Creator:
Pulford, Florence  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Almira, 1917-2004  Search this
Extent:
722 Photographic prints
458 Slides (photographs)
2580 Negatives (photographic)
65 Sound cassettes
Culture:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Numakiki (Mandan)  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Negatives (photographic)
Sound cassettes
Photographs
Slides
Audiocassettes
Negatives
Place:
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Rocky Boy's Reservation (Mont.)
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Fort Yates (N.D.)
Date:
1993
1968-1989
undated
Summary:
The Florence Pulford collection includes both audio recordings and photographs that were made during the twenty years Pulford worked among Native American quilt makers in the 1970's and 1980's from Montana and the Dakotas. Quilt makers featured in this collection include; Ella First Kill Brown, Frances Weasel Woman Fox, Artie Crazy Bull, Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson and Regina Brave Bull.
Scope and Contents:
The Florence Pulford collection includes both audio recordings and photographs that were made during the twenty years Pulford worked among Native American quilt makers from Montana and the Dakotas. The bulk of the audio recordings, comprising of 65 audiocassettes, are interviews Pulford conducted with Native quilt makers on the Fort Peck and Fort Belknap reservations. Many of the interviews are with quiltmaker Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson and artisan Juanita Tucker. Topics range from the craft of quilt making to life and politics on the reservation. The photographs, which include negatives, slides and prints, contain images of quilts and quilt makers from the Fort Belknap, Fort Berthold, Fort Peck, Rocky Boys and Standing Rock reservations. Quilt makers include; Ella First Kill Brown, Frances Weasel Woman Fox, Artie Crazy Bull, Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson and Regina Brave Bull. Although the majority of the photographs depict quilts or quilt making, there are images of various landscapes and events Pulford visited as well as photographs of Pulford herself.
Arrangement:
This collection has been arranged into two series, Series 1:Audiocassettes, 1978-1985, and Series 2:Photographs, 1968-1989. Series 2 is then divided into six subseries; Subseries 2a: Fort Belknap Reservation, Subseries 2b: Fort Berthold Reservation, Subseries 2c: Fort Peck Reservation, Subseries 2d: Rocky Boys Reservation, Subseries 2e: Standing Rock (Fort Yates) Reservation, Subseries 2f: Unidentified and Other.
Biographical / Historical:
Florence Pulford, nee Atwood, was born in Idaho in 1923. Pulford eventually settled in California with her husband and daughters and frequented Bar 717, a camp and working ranch, located in the Trinity Mountains of Northern California. It was while working as the director of the arts and crafts program at the Bar 717 camp when she first became acquainted with Frank Ereaux (Gros Ventre) and his family in 1968. Ereaux who had been working with horses on the ranch, invited Pulford to visit his family on the Fort Belknap reservation in Montana. During this visit Pulford received a quilt as a gift which launched a life-long interest in the quilts of the Plains tribes. Pulford began buying fabric and materials in California to send back to Native artisans in Fort Belknap, Fort Peck and other Montana reservations. Eventually Pulford built relationships with quilters that spanned into North and South Dakota reservations including Fort Berthold and Standing Rock (Fort Yates). In addition to purchasing quilts, Pulford would often snap pictures and record audio interviews about life on the reservation. Pulford would also sell quilts, using the proceeds to buy more fabrics and sending the remaining profits to the quilters. Pulford became very friendly with several quilters but developed a particularly close relationship with Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson, a member of the Red Bottom band of the Fort Peck Assiniboine, and prolific quilter. Almira and Florence kept up a strong correspondence up until Florence's death in 1989 and the age of 65.

In addition to visiting and working with Native quilters, Pulford gave lectures and put together exhibitions on Native American quilt work in Montana and the Dakotas at major museums and universities. Pulford's book, Morning Star Quilts, was published in 1989 by Leone Publishing with assistance from Diana Leone. The book illustrates the work of individual quilt makers as well as highlights the cultural and ceremonial significance of quilts among the Plains peoples. Following Pulford's death, daughters Ann Wilson and Sarah Zweng offered their mothers quilt collection, as well as supporting photographs and audio recordings, to the National Museum of the American Indian. The collection was acquired by NMAI in 2007.
Separated Materials:
Florence Pulford's quilt collection is now a part of NMAI's Modern and Contemporary Arts collection with catalog numbers 26/6034-26/6391. For access and information about these quilts please contact NMAICollections@si.edu.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Ann Pulford Wilson and Sarah Pulford Zweng, daughters to Florence Pulford, in 2007.
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 broadbast 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:
Indian quiltmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Indians of North America -- Montana -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indian quilts -- Photographs  Search this
Indians of North America -- North Dakota -- Social life and customs.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides
Audiocassettes
Negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Florence Pulford collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.027
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Florence Pulford collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-027

Circle of goods : women, work, and welfare in a reservation community / Tressa Berman

Author:
Berman, Tressa Lynn  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 154 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Mandan women--Social conditions  Search this
Hidatsa women--Social conditions  Search this
Government relations  Search this
Public welfare  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_715036

Archeological investigations at site 32ME59 (Grandmother's Lodge) / by Alan R. Woolworth

Author:
Woolworth, Alan R (Alan Roland) 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
26 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Type:
Folklore
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1956
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
E78.N75 W66 1956
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_661782

The Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the State of North Dakota, comprising the tribes known as the Arickarees, the Gros Ventres, and the Mandans, and the individual members thereof, petitioners, vs. the United States of America, defendant : amended petition (filed July 31, 1924.)

Petitioner:
Arikara Tribe  Search this
Defendant:
United States  Search this
Author:
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1924
1924?]
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indian reservations  Search this
Call number:
E99.A8 A699 1924
E99.A8A699 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363864

The Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in the State of North Dakota, comprising the tribes known as the Arickarees, the Gros Ventres, and the Mandans, and the individual members thereof, petitioners, v. the United States of America, defendant : evidence for the plaintiff

Petitioner:
Arikara Tribe  Search this
Defendant:
United States  Search this
Author:
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Physical description:
p. 321-344 ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1928
1928]
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indian reservations  Search this
Call number:
E99.A8 A699 1924
E99.A8A699 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363868

The Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, comprising the tribes known as the Arickarees, Gros Ventres, and Mandans, petitioners, vs. the United States of America, defendant : petitioners' request for findings of fact and brief

Petitioner:
Arikara Tribe  Search this
Defendant:
United States  Search this
Author:
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Physical description:
p. 363-494 ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1929
1929?]
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indian reservations  Search this
Call number:
E99.A8 A699 1924
E99.A8A699 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363871

The Indians of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, v. the United States : defendant's objections to findings of fact requested by the plaintiffs, request for findings of fact, and brief / Herman J. Galloway, assistant attorney general ; George T. Stormont, attorney

Petitioner:
Arikara Tribe  Search this
Author:
Galloway, Herman J  Search this
Stormont, George T  Search this
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Defendant:
United States  Search this
Physical description:
p. 495-583 ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1929
1929?]
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indian reservations  Search this
Call number:
E99.A8 A699 1924
E99.A8A699 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363875

The Indians of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota, comprising the tribes known as the Arickarees, Gros Ventres, and Mandans, petitioners, vs. the United States of America, defendant : reply brief of claimants

Petitioner:
Arikara Tribe  Search this
Defendant:
United States  Search this
Author:
United States Court of Claims  Search this
Physical description:
iv, p. 585-675 ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1929
1929?]
Topic:
Government relations  Search this
Indian reservations  Search this
Call number:
E99.A8 A699 1924
E99.A8A699 1924
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_363879

Social and economic report on the future of Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota / prepared by Missouri River Basin investigations staff region no. 2

Author:
McCullough, H. D Farm and range resoures on the residual segments of the Fort Berthold Reservation  Search this
Macgregor, Gordon 1902-1984 Survey of attitudes regarding resettlement among the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation  Search this
Physical description:
61 leaves : maps (some color); 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1948
Topic:
Indians of North America--Economic conditions  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1034959

Fort Berthold Indians of North Dakota / by Floyd Montclair

Author:
Montclair, Floyd  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North Dakota
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (N.D.)
Date:
1945
[1945?]
Topic:
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Call number:
E78.N75 M66 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_917181

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