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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

History of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, 1800-2000

Author:
Miller, David Reed 1949-  Search this
Fort Peck Community College  Search this
Physical description:
532 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
History  Search this
Assiniboine Indians--History  Search this
Assiniboine Indians--Government relations  Search this
Dakota Indians--History  Search this
Dakota Indians--Government relations  Search this
Call number:
E99.A84 H57 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911576

Festival Recordings: Community Hall: Tish Hinojosa; Popovich Brothers; Badlands Singers [sound recording]

Creator:
America's Reunion on the Mall Festival  Search this
Popovich, Adam N  Search this
Recorder:
Greenberg, Judi 1960-  Search this
McNair, John  Search this
Performer:
Hinojosa, Tish  Search this
Grey Hawk, Ben 1937-  Search this
Spotted Bird, Chuck 1951-  Search this
Popovich Brothers  Search this
Badland Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Texas
Austin (Tex.)
Illinois
Dalton (Ill.)
Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
Tambūrā (Drone lute)  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Violoncello  Search this
Bugarija (Lute)  Search this
Brac  Search this
Drum  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0009
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335632

Festival Recordings: Ripley Auditorium: The Badland Singers,; Los Pregeneros del Puerto [sound recording]

Creator:
America's Reunion on the Mall Festival  Search this
Recorder:
Davis, Mariel Smith  Search this
Performer:
Runsabove, Billy  Search this
Three Stars, Harry 1934-  Search this
Badland Singers  Search this
Pregoneros del Puerto  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Americans  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
California
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Jarocho (Music)  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0019
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335642

Festival Recordings: Carmichael Auditorium: Badlands Singers; Tish Hinojosa [sound recording]

Creator:
America's Reunion on the Mall Festival  Search this
Recorder:
McNair, John  Search this
Performer:
Hinojosa, Tish  Search this
Badland Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Hispanic Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Texas
Austin (Tex.)
Montana
Date:
1993
Topic:
American Indian  Search this
Singer-Songwriters  Search this
Drum  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0037
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records, 1967-2010 228797
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_335660

Festival Recordings: Carmichael Auditorium: Popovich Brothers; Claude Williams Trio; The Badlands Singers [sound recording]

Creator:
America's Reunion on the Mall Festival  Search this
Popovich, Adam N  Search this
Recorder:
Korom, Frank J  Search this
Performer:
Williams, Claude 1908-2004  Search this
Grey Hawk, Ben 1937-  Search this
Daniels, Sherry 1972-  Search this
Popovich Brothers  Search this
Badland Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 sound cassette : analog
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
African American  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Illinois
Dalton (Ill.)
Missouri
Oklahoma
Kansas City (Mo.)
Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Tambūrā (Drone lute)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Brac  Search this
Bugarija (Lute)  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
FP-1993-CT-0036-7
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_348369

Sounds of the Badland Singers [sound recording]

Performer:
Badland Singers  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Montana
United States
Date:
1976
Topic:
Drum  Search this
Local number:
Indian House 4102
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_360065

The history of the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of the Fort Peck indian reservation, Montana, 1600-2012 / by David Miller...[et. al.]

Author:
Miller, David Reed 1949-  Search this
Physical description:
592 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
Fort Peck Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
2012
C2012
Topic:
Assiniboine Indians--History  Search this
Assiniboine Indians--Government relations  Search this
Dakota Indians--History  Search this
Dakota Indians--Government relations  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1025825

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