Taos: Moonlight song ; Gambling song --San Ildefonso: Eagle dance --Zuni: Rain dance --Hopi: Butterfly dance -- Navajo: Night chant ; Enemy way song --Western Apache: Devil dance ; Sunrise song --Yuma: Birds song cycle -- Papagao: Saguaro song --Walapai: Funeral song ; Havasupai: Stick game song.
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York Folkways 1951
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Arizona, New Mexico, United States.
Program notes by Harry Tschopik, Jr. and W. Rhodes with the cooperation of the United States Office of Indian Affairs. "Recorded in Indian communities by Willard Rhodes with the cooperation of the United States Office of Indian Affairs." Title on container: American Indians of the Southwest. Performer(s): Sung and performed by Apache, Havasupai, Hopi, Papagao, San Ildefonso, Taos, Walapai, Yuma, and Zuni Indians.
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Outtakes shot of tribes of the western, southwestern, and northern United States. Footage includes Klamath, Karuk, Yurok, Hupa, Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Chippewa, Apache, and Cheyenne, and Sioux and is believed to have been shot in conjunction with the edited film INTERTRIBAL INDIAN LIFE AND CULTURE. Shots of ethnographic interest include Hupa foodways, arrowmaking, and basketry; fishing with dip nets along the Klamath River; Klamath or Hupa ceremonial dances including the bear, deer, and otter dances; Karuk and Yurok ceremonial dances including the jump, hoop, and brush dances; Apache devil dancers and Pueblo Eagle dance at Window Rock; sun dance lodge and ceremony (probably Cheyenne); Chippewa ceremony of the Grand Medicine Society, Red Lake Reservation near Cass Lake and Black Duck, Minnesota; marathon race and wrestling matches at Klamath Reservation; and pow-wow footage of Plains Indians (unidentified).
Collection also includes associated texts and black-and-white photographs and negatives shot by Grover Sanderson aka Eagle Wing, ca. 1930s. Often prints are duplicates of negatives but some negatives and prints are unique, with no copies.
Legacy Keywords: Food preparation cooking acorn mush weewish Hupa ; Food gathering acorns Hupa ; Cradleboard Hupa Northern California ; Dancing ceremonial Deer Dance deer effigies otter pelts Hupa Northern California ; Headdress ceremonial dancing flicker feather Hupa Northern California ; Curing ceremony Chippewa Minnesota ; Adornment necklaces shell Hupa Klamath Northern California ; Mortuary practices burial huts Northern California ; Arrows hafting of Hupa Northern California ; Basketry manufacture of use of Hupa Northern California ; Fishing dip nets Hupa Klamath Northern California ; Gambling Hupa gambling game Northern California ; Cemeteries burials above ground Northern California ; Effigies deer effigy Hupa ceremonial dance Northern California ; Sports wrestling running Indian Days Hupa ; Scouts boy scouts and Indians ; Dancing Devil Dancers Apache Window Rock ; Ceremony Sun Dance raising centerpole Northern Plains ; Ceremony Grand Medicine Society Chippewa Red Lake Reservation ; Language and culture
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Received from Jack Richard Sanderson, Sr. in 1984 and an unknown donor in 2008.
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Grover Sanderson collection, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Cataloging supported by Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Vocabulary listed according to categories in Powellʼs printed outline with added information on culture, customs and religion.
Biographical / Historical:
Informants: Gunʹ -si Vigil, interpreter, educated at Santa Fe and Fort Lewis Indian schools; Juan Quintana, "authority for many names of plants and narrator of most of the animal tales and information regarding the sun;" and Reuben [Quintana], interpreter for Juan.
NAA MS 1302-a
Identified as Jicarilla Apache by comparison with manuscript numbers 115 and 116.
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Esther McCoy papers, circa 1876-1990, bulk 1938-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing and digitization of this collection was provided by the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art.