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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection

Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Names:
Chaves, Lorenzo  Search this
Drags Wolf  Search this
Foolish Bear  Search this
Heye, Thea  Search this
Mandan, Arthur  Search this
Waihusiwa  Search this
Extent:
147 Motion picture films
25 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
58 Electronic discs (DVD)
Culture:
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Pilagá  Search this
Sahnish (Arikara)  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Electronic discs (dvd)
Date:
1917-1938
Scope and Contents note:
This collection of films produced and acquired by the Museum of the American Indian (MAI) contains materials created by and for the MAI as ethnographic studies and as documentation of its own activities (including archaeological expeditions and cultural exchanges) between 1917 and 1938. Tribes represented include: Arikara, Crow, Navajo, Pilaga, Pueblo, Shoshone, and Zuni. Also included is footage of Hidatsa representatives and Zuni translators in Washington, D.C. and at the MAI; footage of MAI founder and director George Gustav Heye; and footage of the Hawikku (Hawikuh) and Kechipauan archaeological sites, Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. The collection consists mainly of successive 16mm and 35mm negative film duplicates and prints of now-destroyed original 35mm nitrate negatives. Series 4 gathers paper records directly pertaining to the collection. Preservation copies of the films exist on 35mm polyester film and Digital Betacam video tape. Access copies are available on DVDs.

The first series in this collection includes film, video, and DVD duplicates of ethnographic films funded, overseen, and filmed by agents of the MAI throughout the Western and Southwestern United States. The second series includes ethnographic films acquired rather than produced by the MAI of the Navajo and Pilaga. The third series consists of film produced by the MAI documenting its own activities, including an excavation at Hawikuh and Kechipauan, New Mexico; footage of MAI founder and director George Gustav Heye; and footage of Native visitors to the MAI and to Washington, D.C.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into four series and chronologically within each series. Included are Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian, 1923-1927; Series 2: Films Acquired by the Museum of the American Indian, 1923-1924; Series 3: Documentation of Museum of the American Indian Activities, 1917-1938; and Series 4: Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection. Titles within subseries are generally arranged alphabetically, with unrestricted titles listed before those restricted due to culturally sensitive content.

Within the collection, each unit of motion picture film (reel, videotape, or DVD) is assigned an identifying number. In this system, the final four appended numbers correspond to a title and a format. The full identifying number will appear as such: NMAI.AC.001.001.XX.YY, where XX corresponds to a numbered title and YY indicates the format of the print, as follows:

01: 35mm print (1917–1938, circa the original film dates)

02: 16mm dupe neg (made circa 1961 from XX.01 35mm)

03: 16mm print (from XX.02 for release, circa 1961)

04: 16mm print (from XX.02 for file/work or research, circa 1961)

05: 35mm dupe neg (preservation copy, made 2012–2014 from XX.01 and XX.02)

06: 35mm answer print (made 2012-2014 from XX.05)

07: Digital Betacam (preservation copy, made 2012-2014 from XX.06)

08, 09, 10 (if applicable): DVD (access copy, made 2012-2014 from XX.06)

11 and up: other copies and prints (see title-level notes for explanations)

Thus, for instance, the item with the number NMAI.AC.001.001.02.03 is the 16mm release print copy of the title "Deerskin Tanning and Wrapping the Leggings."

The content of each print or negative corresponding to the same title (XX) may be identical or similar. The content of the 1917-1938-era 35mm prints and the 1960s-era 16mm films differ. As the 35mm prints had deteriorated, damaged footage was removed prior to producing the 16mm negatives. After the 16mm negatives were produced, nitrate intertitles and additional damaged footage were also removed from the 35mm prints. The 2012-2014-era 35mm films were made by combining the existing 35mm prints with footage from the 16mm negatives in order to restore the most complete existing content to its highest possible quality. The Digital Betacam and DVD copies reproduce this restored footage.

This preservation and restoration effort was made possible by funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation, Save America's Treasures, and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, as well as support from the National Museum of the American Indian.
Historical Note:
The Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation was founded by George Gustav Heye in 1908 as a repository for his extensive collection of American Indian artifacts. Through the MAI, Heye funded extensive archaeological and anthropological fieldwork throughout the Americas. This collection represents a series of ethnographic films made in the course of MAI expeditions throughout the Western and Southwestern United States, as well as similar films purchased by the museum. The films record a variety of American Indian traditions, including crafts, foodways, games, and ceremonies, and were spurred by the era's perception of Native communities as "fast-disappearing" and vulnerable to dramatic change. The activities recorded range from quotidian to highly culturally sensitive, as followed Heye's all-encompassing collecting strategy.

The MAI's motion picture expeditions took place between 1923 and 1927 and were carried out by a number of agents of the museum, usually in the course of gathering artifacts. Many of these agents were anthropologists accompanied by professional photographers, but other footage is amateur. The MAI treated the series in full as technical educational material, noting in their 1962 motion picture film catalog that "they are not suitable for general entertainment."

The moving image collection of the MAI included these self-produced films as well as similar films purchased by the museum and film shot in the course of the museum's activities, including documentation of archaeological digs, staff, and Native visitors. In 1961-1962, recognizing the educational potential of its collection, the MAI received a grant from the National Science Foundation to transfer the original deteriorating nitrate prints to safety film, discarding film and editing prints in the process. In 2012-2014, the National Museum of the American Indian completed a transfer of the titles to Digital Betacam and DVD formats, combining footage from both original and 1961-1962-era prints to salvage as much content as possible. This work was completed with funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation, Save America's Treasures, and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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:
Archaeological expeditions  Search this
Archeology -- Hawikuh -- New Mexico  Search this
Ethnological expeditions  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Antiquities  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest  Search this
Indians of South America  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-001-001

Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
21 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
119 Film reels
47 Electronic discs (DVD)
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Film reels
Electronic discs (dvd)
Date:
1923-1927
Scope and Contents note:
Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian includes film, video, and DVD duplicates of ethnographic films funded, overseen, and filmed by agents of the MAI throughout the Western and Southwestern United States. The following film subseries are represented: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians, 1923, funded by James B. Ford, filmed by Owen Cattell, and assisted by Donald A. Cadzow and Lorenzo Chaves (Zuni); Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, 1923 (unattributed); Arikara Indians of North Dakota, 1924, filmed under Melvin R. Gilmore and by MAI photographer Edwin Francis Coffin; and Crow Indians of Montana and Shoshone Indians of Wyoming, both 1927, filmed under William Wildschut.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Series 1
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref1

Paper Bread (Hewe) Making and Corn Grinding

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 11 minutes, 53 seconds at 18 frames per second)
1 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 11 minutes, 53 seconds at 18 frames per second)
6 Film reels (2 dupe negs, 4 prints (all MOS). 06.01 is particularly weak. Handwritten note on 06.02 original can: "Cut for release prints.", 3 16mm and 3 35mm film reels)
Container:
Item 06.01-06.08
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Electronic discs (dvd)
Film reels
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3002.
Subseries Restrictions:
Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref10

Pottery Making

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 26 minutes, 23 seconds at 18 frames per second)
3 Film reels (1 dupe negs, 2 prints (all MOS)., 3 16mm film reels)
2 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 26 minutes, 23 seconds at 18 frames per second)
Container:
Item 07.02-07.04, 07.07-07.09
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Film reels
Electronic discs (dvd)
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3007.
Subseries Restrictions:
Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref11

Pottery Making, Part I

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (1 dupe neg, 2 prints (all MOS)., 3 35mm film reels)
Container:
Item 08.01, 08.05-08.06
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3007.
Subseries Restrictions:
Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref12

Pottery Making, Part II

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (1 dupe negs, 2 prints (all MOS)., 3 35mm film reels)
Container:
Item 09.01, 09.05-09.06
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3007.
Subseries Restrictions:
Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref13

RESTRICTED: The Rain Ceremony

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
2 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 19 minutes, 20 seconds at 18 frames per second)
3 Film reels (1 dupe negs, 2 prints (all MOS)., 3 16mm film reels)
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 19 minutes, 20 seconds at 18 frames per second)
Container:
Item 10.02-10.04, 10.07-10.09
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Electronic discs (dvd)
Film reels
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3003.
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref14

Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Series 4: Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection includes paper records pertaining to the Museum of the American Indian's moving image expeditions, purchases, and record-keeping. Photocopied excerpts are combined with original records to provide the researcher with a comprehensive picture of the MAI's treatment of this film.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Series 4
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref145

Indian Notes

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
6 Photocopies (1 folder; photocopied excerpts from 6 issues of Indian Notes totaling 19 p.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photocopies
Date:
1924-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Indian Notes was a quarterly serial publication that described the activities of the Museum of the American Indian-Heye Foundation and their preliminary results. This subseries gathers references to motion picture expeditions and financial records from this collection's era.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Subseries 4.1
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 4: Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref146

Motion Picture Film Catalogs

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
2 Documents
Container:
Box 1, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Documents
Date:
1962
Scope and Contents note:
Includes short descriptions of films at series and title levels, along with technical and financial details pertaining to the 1961-1962 transfer to safety film.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Subseries 4.3
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 4: Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref147

Information from Original Film Cans

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
104 Photocopies (104 p.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photocopies
Date:
1923-2014
Scope and Contents note:
Information captured from film cans used for storage before 2015 processing and rehousing (photocopied in 2015 by Archive Intern Annie Schweikert). Several different numbering systems are represented, dating from various eras in the history of the MAI and NMAI.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Subseries 4.4
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 4: Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref148

RESTRICTED: The Rain Ceremony, Part I

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (1 dupe negs, 2 prints (all MOS). 11.01 is particularly weak., 3 35mm film reels)
Container:
Item 11.01, 11.05-11.06
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3003. Original can for 11.01 gives subtitle "The Pilgrimage to the Sacred Spring."
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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Annual Reports

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
1 Photocopie (1 folder; photocopied excerpt totaling 4 p.)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Photocopies
Date:
1961
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Subseries 4.2
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 4: Paper Records of the Ethnographic Film Collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
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RESTRICTED: The Rain Ceremony, Part II

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
3 Film reels (1 dupe negs, 2 prints (all MOS). 12.01 is particularly weak., 3 35mm film reels)
Container:
Item 12.01, 12.05-12.06
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Film reels
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3003.
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref16

RESTRICTED: The Salt Lake Ceremony

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
2 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 14 minutes, 13 seconds at 18 frames per second)
6 Film reels (2 dupe negs, 4 prints (all MOS). Handwritten note on 13.02 original can: "Cut for release prints.", 3 16mm and 3 35mm film reels)
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 14 minutes, 13 seconds at 18 frames per second)
Container:
Item 13.01-13.09
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Electronic discs (dvd)
Film reels
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3011.
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref17

RESTRICTED: The Santo Ceremony

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 5 minutes, 37 seconds at 18 frames per second)
6 Film reels (2 dupe negs, 4 prints (all MOS). Handwritten note on 14.02 original can: "Cut for release prints.", 3 16mm and 3 35mm film reels)
2 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 5 minutes, 37 seconds at 18 frames per second)
Container:
Item 14.01-14.09
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Film reels
Electronic discs (dvd)
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3006.
Restrictions:
Restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref18

Weaving a Blanket

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
2 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 7 minutes, 30 seconds at 18 frames per second)
6 Film reels (2 dupe negs, 4 prints (all MOS). Handwritten note on 15.02 original can: "Cut for release prints.", 3 16mm and 3 35mm film reels)
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 7 minutes, 30 seconds at 18 frames per second)
Container:
Item 15.01-15.09
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Electronic discs (dvd)
Film reels
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3009.
Subseries Restrictions:
Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.1: Ethnographic Films of the Zuni Indians
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref19

Films Acquired by the Museum of the American Indian

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
2 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
6 Electronic discs (DVD)
5 Film reels
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Electronic discs (dvd)
Film reels
Date:
1924-1928
Scope and Contents note:
Series 2: Films Acquired by the Museum of the American Indian includes ethnographic films acquired rather than produced by the MAI. The following film subseries are represented: Navajo Indians, 1923 (unattributed); and Pilaga Indians of Argentine, sold to the Museum by Louis Landini in 1924.(While MAI records list the date of the latter film as 1924, its unique content indicates it is likely an earlier film directed by Wilhelm Hansson during a 1920 wedish expedition to the Pilcomayo River in the Argentine Chaco, led by Gustav Emil Haeger. It is listed chronologically as received by the MAI.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Series 2
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref2

Pueblo Indians of New Mexico

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam)
2 Film reels
2 Electronic discs (CD)
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Film reels
Electronic discs (cd)
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
The 16mm research (file/work) prints (XX.04) in this subseries were edited in 1961; however, their corresponding negatives (XX.02) were not subsequently cut to match the research prints and remain in the continuity of the 35mm prints (XX.01) from which they were processed.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.001, Subseries 1.3
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref22

Marie, the Pottery Maker of San Ildefonso

Collection Creator:
Cadzow, Donald A., 1894-1960  Search this
Cattell, Owen  Search this
Coffin, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), b. 1883  Search this
Ford, James B., 1844-1928  Search this
Gilmore, Melvin R. (Melvin Randolph), 1868-1940  Search this
Hendricks-Hodge Expedition (1917-1923).  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Landini, Louis  Search this
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (Digital Betacam) (Duration 5 minutes, 6 seconds at 24 frames per second)
2 Electronic discs (DVD) (Duration 5 minutes, 6 seconds at 24 frames per second)
2 Film reels (1 dupe negs, 1 print (both MOS). Handwritten note on 17.02 original can: "Cut to match research print.", 2 16mm film reels)
Container:
Item 17.02, 17.04, 17.07-17.09
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images
Videocassettes (digital betacam)
Electronic discs (dvd)
Film reels
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents note:
Original file call number: 3106.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday–Thursday, 9:30 am–4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).

Ceremonial images are restricted due to cultural sensitivity. Consult the archivist for further information.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian Ethnographic Film Collection, Call Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation ethnographic film collection / Series 1: Films Produced by the Museum of the American Indian / 1.3: Pueblo Indians of New Mexico
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-001-ref23

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