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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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f6712abf-9f1d-4e86-9e3f-a89abf0e22a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4606

Autour du grand lac des Esclaves / par Emile Petitot

Author:
Petitot, Emile Fortuné Stanislas Joseph 1838-1917  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 369 p. : ill., folded map, port. ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest Territories
Mackenzie District (N.W.T.)
Great Slave Lake (N.W.T.)
Date:
1891
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1100 .G8P49 1891
F1100.G8P49 1891
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_345219

North of Athabasca : Slave Lake and Mackenzie River documents of the North West Company, 1800-1821 / edited with an introduction by Lloyd Keith

Author:
Keith, Lloyd  Search this
North West Company  Search this
Subject:
North West Company History  Search this
North West Company  Search this
North West Company History  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 504 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Sources
Biography
Genealogy
Place:
Northwest Territories
Great Slave Lake Region
Mackenzie River Region
Sources
Great Slave Lake Region (N.W.T.)
Mackenzie River Region (N.W.T.)
Great Slave Lake (N.W.T.)
Mackenzie River (N.W.T.)
Date:
2001
C2001
19th century
Topic:
Fur trade--History  Search this
Indigenous peoples--History  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_918606

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