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Isleta Pueblo

Collection Photographer:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Collection Creator:
Zubrow, Ezra B. W.  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 2010-13, Ezra Zubrow aerial photographs of the Rio Grande Pueblos, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-13, Item 10-13
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Ezra Zubrow aerial photographs of the Rio Grande Pueblos, circa 1967
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National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-2010-13-ref514

Ezra Zubrow aerial photographs of the Rio Grande Pueblos, circa 1967

Photographer:
United States. Air Force  Search this
Creator:
Zubrow, Ezra B. W.  Search this
Extent:
64 Prints (silver gelatin, 10" x 20")
Culture:
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Nambe Pueblo  Search this
Tesque  Search this
Zuni  Search this
Zia Pueblo  Search this
Santa Ana Pueblo  Search this
San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Taos Pueblo  Search this
Laguna Pueblo  Search this
Isleta Pueblo  Search this
Cochiti Pueblo  Search this
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Picuris Pueblo  Search this
Pojoaque pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Sandia Pueblo (N.M.)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Aerial photographs
Place:
Rio Grande Valley (Colo.-Mexico and Tex.)
Jemez Pueblo (N.M.)
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Date:
circa 1967
Summary:
64 aerial photographs of Rio Grande Pueblos made circa 1967 from 60,000 feet by a U2 aircraft.
Scope and Contents:
Aerial photographs of Rio Grande Pueblos made circa 1967 from 60,000 feet by a U2 aircraft, commissioned by Ezra Zubrow. Pueblos photographed include Acoma, Cochiti, Ildefonso, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos, Tesuque, Zia, and Zuni.
Arrangement:
The photographs are arranged alphabetically by Pueblo.
Historical Note:
Ezra Zubrow provides the following background:

"Here is a quick version of the story of the photographs. . . I was a graduate student at the University of Arizona and during the summer of 1967 or 1968. I was working at the Southwestern Archaeological Expedition run by Paul S. Martin of the Field Museum of Chicago at the Hay Hollow Valley. I was a field foreman.

One day a group of B52's came over the nearby mesas very very low. This was the time of Vietnam. The sound was deafening and it seemed as if the earth shook and that they were only a few hundred feet above us. I remember looking up and I would swear that the bomb doors were open and that I saw a light inside. It was clear that they were doing some kind of low level practice and I thought it was a practice bombing run. When my ears stopped ringing, I thought to myself those planes must have cameras to record the dropping of the bombs and if they happen to come by again maybe I could ask them to take pictures of our excavations. So I wrote a letter to the "commanding general of the air force". I did not have a name or an address so I just sent it to the Commanding General US Air Force, Pentagon, Washington DC. I explained how useful photographs from the air were for doing archaeology in my letter and drove some 20 miles to Showlow Arizona to send the letter. When I did not hear anything I promptly forgot about it realizing that it was a "silly thing to have done." Two and half months went by and just before I left Vernon I received a package from the US Air Force from a colonel who was with a "reconnaissance" wing. In it was a letter saying that my letter had been received at the pentagon and had wended its way through various offices with a request that if it was possible to help us please do and here were a set of pictures of your excavations and the nearby area. To say the least I was thunderstruck. I had no idea how they had done the photographs but there were a set of 9x18 negatives and prints.

When I returned to Tucson for the fall semester a few days later, I started to look at the photographs. I realized that I wanted to say thank you and sent a letter saying thank you to the air force. It then occurred to me that it would be a nice thing to do to call and say thank you in person. I called the Pentagon and after several calls they provided me a number to call. It had the same area code as Tucson and I realized that the colonel was probably stationed at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. So I called the base and asked if I could make an appointment to meet him and personally say thank you. I got an appointment the following week and went out to the base. At the guard house I told them I had an appointment with the colonel and they told me to wait at the gate house which I did. After about 15 minutes a soldier came out with a car and asked me to leave my car at the gatehouse and he would drive me into the base. The car actually had blacked out side and rear windows.

We went into a low lying building and there were several people there including Colonel Y and a Lieutenant X. I told them how appreciative I was and that all the other archaeologists at the Southwestern Archaeological Expedition appreciated their help as well.

I had no idea with whom I was dealing. They showed me around various rooms and laboratories for photography and finally came to a room with a large chalkboard in it. On the chalkboard was a listing of missions, plane numbers, and pilots. There were a range of missions scheduled for several weeks and when I realized that several of them were over Vietnam, Cambodia, China, and Russia I stopped in my tracks. I looked at my hosts and said what kind of planes were they flying. I still thought it was something like a B52. They said it was the U2. I was speechless and as I later learned my mouth dropped so wide that all the men in the room started laughing. They said that if I wanted to watch one land it was going to land in a few minutes and as I was leaving I could watch. Of course I wanted to.

So as I left, I said thank you again and the Colonel and the Lieutenant said if they could help more, they would be willing to do so.

It turned out that Lieutenant X and I were about the same age and that we each had just been married a short time. We both were in a "foreign town," Tucson. So the two couples began t to meet for dinner and joined some other young couples who were in Tucson for the first time. The following semester, I had the idea of photographing the Pueblos. I asked Lieutenant X and Colonel Y if it might be possible and they said yes. I went back to the base and we sat with maps and plotted out the exact flight plan.

And that's more or less how it happened. The Colonel, the Lieutenant, and I continued to be friends for many years."[1]

[1] Email from Ezra Zubrow to archivist Gina Rappaport, April 22, 2010.
Biographical Note:
Ezra Zubrow is an anthropologist who has served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo since 1977. His broad interests include archaeological and anthropological theory and method, social policy of heritage and disability, Nordic archaeology, and ecology.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Ezra Zubrow in 2010.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Pueblos  Search this
Genre/Form:
Aerial Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2010-13, Ezra Zubrow aerial photographs of the Rio Grande Pueblos, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2010-13
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2010-13

Bow And Arrows Set,Quiver & Bow Case

Collector:
William W. Dodgson  Search this
Donor Name:
James C. Dodgson  Search this
Length - A:
107 cm
Diameter - A:
4 cm
Length - B:
66 cm
Width - B:
11.5 cm
Length - C:
132 cm
Width - C:
3.2 cm
Length - D:
65.5 cm
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Bow/Bow Case / Arrow / Quiver
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
7 Oct 1974
Collection Date:
1974
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
313313
USNM Number:
E416419-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35e1eb821-77a7-4b91-8bf0-6ed9f77b8d08
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8447867
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Tambourine

Collector:
Mrs. John R. Devereux  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. John R. Devereux  Search this
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Drum
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
20 Feb 1920
Collection Date:
1920
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
064657
USNM Number:
E312874-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b58cc66e-0356-47cf-a8d8-aaf33b3d021f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389514
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Tambourine

Collector:
Mrs. John R. Devereux  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. John R. Devereux  Search this
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Drum
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
20 Feb 1920
Collection Date:
1920
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
064657
USNM Number:
E312875-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b7293691-594d-4156-8b96-c5b55c99a360
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389515
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Bowl

Collector:
Ned Hollister  Search this
Donor Name:
Ned Hollister  Search this
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Near, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1910
Collection Date:
1905
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
052166
USNM Number:
E262326-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3191703bc-b569-4ea8-b205-06454924ba9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378295
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Prayer Sticks "Pahos"

Collector:
Ned Hollister  Search this
Donor Name:
Ned Hollister  Search this
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Prayer Stick
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Near, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
25 Nov 1910
Collection Date:
1905
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
052166
USNM Number:
E262327-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34068da03-5ee5-4fb1-b9d1-217644569599
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8378296
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Pipe

Collector:
Father Noel Dumarest  Search this
Donor Name:
Father Noel Dumarest  Search this
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
23 Feb 1902
Collection Date:
1902
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
040071
USNM Number:
E219150-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b5519d90-87be-44eb-b336-499ed390fd81
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8363471
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Pipe

Collector:
Dr. Jesse W. Fewkes  Search this
Donor Name:
Dr. Jesse W. Fewkes  Search this
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
13 Mar 1897
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
031785
USNM Number:
E176406-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3430d937f-29fa-4edc-a027-c41c81a66c97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8351763
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Mexican Bridle-Bit Of Iron

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Navajo (DinĂ©)  Search this
Object Type:
Bridle
Place:
Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31319-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30a589dbb-d92a-4031-b0cf-8fbdd264e5c6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389754
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Leather Whip

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Length - Object:
36.8 cm
Culture:
Isleta  Search this
Object Type:
Whip
Place:
New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31320-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3cc340a7a-25b6-4911-ac78-4c962b6a1a7c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389766
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Painted Bowl

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Isleta (?)  Search this
Tesuque (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31352-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3d064dccc-7b05-4136-82e9-990588f8d049
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389881
Online Media:

Earthenware Toy Bowl

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31355-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c4a80caf-a5bd-4906-84c2-e4a6bdecd77f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389882
Online Media:

Toy Pot

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Isleta (?)  Search this
Tesuque (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31356-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33feb3575-068c-4ce7-a9c3-c964b5ab7d6a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389883
Online Media:

Earthenware Pitcher

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31358-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/30cb29525-c146-45a0-a311-3346750dedc3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389884
Online Media:

Small Pot

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Isleta (?)  Search this
Tesuque (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31359-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/35c16d617-114e-4873-bbdc-cd8fe944bf53
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389885
Online Media:

Small Pottery Bird

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Isleta (?)  Search this
Tesuque (?)  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31361-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/334b133be-1f68-4ccf-8633-7224195630eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389888
Online Media:

Earthenware Image Of Bird

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31362-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/356274bb5-8da0-4dc4-bd73-d9e0262a33b6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389890
Online Media:

Earthenware Image Of Bird

Collector:
Capt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Dr. Harry C. Yarrow  Search this
Henry W. Henshaw  Search this
Donor Name:
Lt. George M. Wheeler  Search this
Culture:
Not Given  Search this
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Isleta Pueblo / Tesuque Pueblo, Bernalillo County / Santa Fe County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1877
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
006283
USNM Number:
E31363-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/34a885cde-51a5-4e88-8c7c-b96f48bc5aa1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8389892
Online Media:

shield

Physical Description:
leather (bullhide) (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 23 in x 23 in x 1.5 cm x 58.3 cm; 58.42 cm x 58.42 cm x 19/32 in x 22 15/16 in
Object Name:
Shield
shield
Place made:
United States: New Mexico, Isleta Pueblo
Date made:
18th century
Subject:
Indians  Search this
Native Americans  Search this
Latino  Search this
Missions  Search this
Roman Catholicism  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Captain John G. Bourke
ID Number:
CL.151899
Accession number:
24142
Catalog number:
151899
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Religion
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7e7e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1280827

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