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Wolf Robe Hunt Papers

Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
7.93 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1979
Scope and Contents:
The papers collected here relate to the life and work of Wayne Wolf Robe Hunt, a full-blood Acoma Indian (1905-1977). Born on the Acoma Reservation, Wolf Robe was the son of Chief Day Break (Edward Proctor Hunt), Chief of the Delight Makers -- a man instrumental in the improvement of relations between the Acomas and whites. His mother, Morning Star, whose own father was Governor of Acoma seven times, was a potter and weaver. Wolf Robe learned silver-smithing from his older brother on the reservation.

Wolf Robe achieved recovnition and fame for his jewelry and art work, winning the prestigious Philbrook Art Center's Grand Award in 1967. In addition, he was a businessman, with his own arts and crafts store in Tulsa, a lecturer, international traveller, author, and translator for the Bureau of American Ethnology. He assited L. A. White in his extensive studies of the Acoma Indians and made recordings for the National Anthropological Archives. Wolf Robe was particularly interested in the preservation of tribal customs, language and culture, and devoted his own time to this and the encouragement of others in similar efforts. Of his work at BAE he said, "My work there as an interpreter is the highlight of my efforts in trying to preseve all of the rich and wholesome lore of my people."* Not only was the preservation of the 'old ways' important to Wolf Robe, but also the representation and dissemination of his culture to whites, in an effort to promote their understanding and appreciation. He travelled all over Europe and to Australia for the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, representing the American Indian to an appreciative audience. Much of the incoming correspondence stems from his travels, as do many of the "publicity" photographs. This collection contains the personal and business papers of a man successfully part of two worlds. Married to a white woman, and devoted to representing, at home and abroad, his tribe and all Indians to whites, Wolf Robe managed to keep close to his tribal world, and actively promoted the preservation and revitalization of his cultural heritage. *From a biographical sketch, written by Wolf Robe in 1957
Biographical Note:
Father: Edward Proctor Hunt (Chief Day Break)

Mother: Morning Star

Brothers: Wilbert Edward Hunt (Blue Sky Eagle), Allen J. Hunt, Irvin Hunt, Alfred Hunt, Clyde Hunt (Sunny Skies)

Sisters: Evelyn Hunt Orcutt, Ida Hunt Eduriger, Josephine Hunt Johnson

Daughter: LoWayne Hunt Craig (Lo Way Ne Ma)

Grandchildren: William Bryce Cadion, Carmen LoWayne Craig

Chronology of Wolf Robe Hunt

1905 -- Born October 14, on the Acoma Reservation, New Mexico

1932 -- Married Glenal Davis

1933 -- Daughter Lo Way Ne Ma (LoWayne) born

1936 -- Opened arts and crafts studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma

1937 -- Director of Indian Dances, Boy Scout Circus Pageant St. Louis, Missouri

1953 -- Indian Arts and Crafts Director, Philbrook Art Center

1963 -- Published Dancing Horses of Acoma (illustrator, co-author)

1964 -- Trip to Germany for the Department of Agriculture

1965-1969 -- Traveled for the Department of Commerce as part of the "Made in America" tours

1967 -- Grand Award at Philbrook Art Center

1970 -- Trip to Hawaii

1973 -- Oklahoma's Outstanding Indian of the Year

1974 -- Waite Phillips Victory Trophy at Philbrook Art Center for support and encouragement of other Indian artists

1977 -- Died
Provenance:
The papers of Wayne Wolf Robe Hunt (1905-1977) were donated to the National Anthropological Archives in 1979 by his widow, Glenal Davis Hunt, in accordance with his wishes.
Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402
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Incoming Letters

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
2.08 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1978
undated
Scope and Contents:
These letters include fan mail, family, and business correspondence, letters from Wolf Robe while on his travels to Glenal Hunt at home, and Christmas cards from home and abroad. There are many letters from foreign fans of Wolf Robe, including some from German and English "Indian Hobbyists." A few letters from the NAA and J. P. Harrington (1948) are included.
Arrangement:
Arranged chronologically.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 1
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Clippings

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.42 Linear feet
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1979
Scope and Contents:
Most of these newspaper clippings are from the United States, though there are accounts from foreign papers in the cities in which Wolf Robe toured. They are sorted by decade and span a period of approximately 1930 to the mid-1970s. The earlier clippings describe tours in the United States that were originally with Wolf Robe's father. The clippings from the 1960s mainly reflect government sponsored goodwill tours abroad. Many of the clippngs include photographs, describe Wolf Robe's awards, public appearances, travels, honors, and visits to hospitals.
Arrangement:
Arranged by decade.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 3
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Biographical Sketches

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.08 Linear feet
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
There are a number of short biographical publicity sketches about Wolf Robe and some of his regular troupe members, such as Wilbert Hunt (Blue Sky Eagle), Johnny White Cloud, Julia Lookout, and others. Longer biographical articles are on Wolf Robe himself. A BIA document on "Acoma Pueblo," covering population, education, welfare, and employment statistics is included. An obituary for Wolf Robe is filed here.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 4
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Address Books/Business Cards

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.33 Linear feet
Container:
Box 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Personal address books and business cards from Wolf Robe's travels abroad are collected as well as some domestic contacts.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 5
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Manuscripts and Notebooks

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.42 Linear feet
Container:
Box 7
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1930-1979
Scope and Contents:
These manuscripts encompass the writings of Wolf Robe: handwritten notes on Acoma Rituals, history, etc; typescript and clippings of a series called "By a Wild Injun" (35 short articles for the Tulsa Daily World (1930) covering Indian Lore, rituals and crafts in an informal style.

There are both hand and type-written sections from Dancing Horses of Acoma, as well as miscellaneous manuscripts and notes, specifically Acoma legends, (e.g. "The Origin of Stones") games, songs, dances, languages, and Wolf Robe's own personal memories of his youth in Acoma.

Included is the notebook of Nabor Feliz, "last of the Pecos Indians." (Some photographs from Feliz are in "Photographs," box 18.) This notebook contains ideograms, drawings, and a typescript in Spanish and English of "Ancient Precepts of the Nahuatlacas Indians." The material appears to date from the 1930's.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 6
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Scrapbooks

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.42 Linear feet
Container:
Box 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Scope and Contents:
Two scrapbook/photo albums containing miscellaneous pictures of Wolf Robe's jewelry, paintings, family, friends, and self.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 7
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Travel and Financial papers

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.834 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
Undated
Scope and Contents:
These papers, letters, and ticket stubs, etc., relate to Wolf Robe's tours to Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, and areas of the U.S. Strictly financial papers such as W-2 forms for employees, price lists, contract insurance forms, invoices and more, reflect both Wolf Robe's business in Tulsa and his tours abroad.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 8
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Travel

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
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Wolf Robe Hunt Papers / Series 8: Travel and Financial papers
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Financial materials

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
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Printed Materials

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.834 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This series contains magazines, pamphlets, maps, postcards, newsletters, and the like. Separated out are: printed catalogs and programs of a variety of Indian art expositions, many of which include Wolf Robe as an exhibitor. Galleries and museums represented include: the Department of the Interior Art Gallery, The Museum of New Mexico Fine Arts Building, and especially the Philbrook Art Center. A number of memorial programs for Acee Blue Eagle can be found here.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 9
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Printed materials (excluding catalogs and programs)

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Incoming letters

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Catalogs and programs

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Extent:
0.834 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
The miscellaneous series is subdivided into several unrelated sections: correspondence and papers on a variety of art expos and museums such as Scottsdale National Indian Art Exposition, Heard Museum, and the American Indian Art Exposition; original folders on "Houston Stock Show," "Akdar Temple," and "World's Fair"; old postcards to Glenal Davis and the Davis family; drawings by Wolf Robe; and other miscellany.
Arrangement:
Unarranged.
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
Wolf Robe Hunt papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.1979.0402, Series 10
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Art expositions and museums

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
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Miscellaneous original folders

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
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Glenal Hunt

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Drawings

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
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Feather file

Collection Creator:
Hunt, Wolf Robe, 1905-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 14
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Literary property rights to unpublished portions of the collection have been given to the public.

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Collection Citation:
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