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H. Scudder Mekeel photographs

Creator:
Mekeel, H. Scudder (Haviland Scudder), 1902-1947  Search this
Names:
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Collier, John, 1884-1968  Search this
Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960  Search this
Photographer:
Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952  Search this
Rise, Carl H., 1888-1939  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (photochrom)
443 Negatives (nitrate)
235 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Taos Indians  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Hopi Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Osage  Search this
Hualapai (Walapai)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Negatives
Place:
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
Oraibi (Ariz.)
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Date:
bulk 1930-1933
circa 1920-1947
Scope and Contents note:
The photographs primarily document ceremonies, people, and lands of Native Americans in the Plains and Southwest, taken during Mekeel's field research from 1929 to 1936. A large portion of the collection depicts Mekeel's research during the early 1930s among the Oglala of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Another large portion of the collection includes personal photos depicting Mekeel's homes and children.
Biographical/Historical note:
H. Scudder Mekeel (1902-1947) was an anthropologist who studied social and psychological aspects of Native American cultures. Educated at Harvard University (BA, 1928), the University of Chicago (MA, 1929), and Yale University (PhD, 1932), he was a member of the 1929 Laboratory of Anthropology (Santa Fe) ethnological field school led by Alfred L. Kroeber. In 1929-1932, he carried out three field expeditions to the Sioux communities of South Dakota, working mainly on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs as Director of Applied Anthropology under Commissioner John Collier in 1935. Two years later, he was appointed Director of the Laboratory of Anthropology at Santa Fe and continued there until 1940, when he accepted a teaching position at the University of Wisconsin.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 94-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds copies of Mekeel's Field Notes from the summers of 1930 and 1931 in the White Clay District of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota (MS 7088). Originals of these field notes and Mekeel's population notes on the White Clay District are held by the American Museum of Natural History, Division of Anthropology Archives (.M454).
The Human Studies Film Archives holds Mekeel's film footage of a Lakota Sioux Sundance from 1930 (HSFA 92.8.1).
Correspondence from Mekeel held in the National Anthropological Archives in the William Duncan Strong papers, Raoul Weston LaBarre Papers, and Bureau of American Ethnology Administrative File.
Restrictions:
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require special arrangements for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Citation:
Photo Lot 94-21, the H. Scudder Mekeel photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.94-21
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-94-21

Edward Adamson Hoebel photographs of Shoshoni and Comanche people and dances

Creator:
Hoebel, E. Adamson (Edward Adamson), 1906-1993  Search this
Names:
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Linton, Ralph, 1893-1953  Search this
Extent:
33 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1933-1934
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Edward Adamson Hoebel during a 1933 Laboratory of Anthropology field school session led by Ralph Linton. They consist of images of Comanche people, including a Comanche brush dance at Walters, Oklahoma, and images of Shoshoni people during a sun dance at Fort Hall, Idaho, in 1934.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edward Adamson Hoebel (1906-1993) was an anthropologist and educator who pioneered studies of the legal systems of pre-literate societies. He received his PhD in anthropology from Columbia University in 1934, publishing his dissertation, "The Political Organization and Law-ways of the Comanche Indians," after conducting field research on Comanche legal systems at the Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology under the direction of Ralph Linton. Hoebel taught sociology and anthropology at New York University from 1929 until 1948 and later became a professor, head of the anthropology department, and Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Utah. Hoebel took visiting professorships at the universities of Harvard, Chicago, Nijmegen, Arizona, and Lehigh and served as president of the American Ethnological Society and the American Anthropological Association. He retired as Regents' Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 91-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Reports and correspondence by Hoebel held in the National Anthropological Archives in the American Ethnological Society records, Bureau of American Ethnology Administrative File, Esther Schiff Goldfrank Papers, and Raoul Weston LaBarre Papers.
Additional photographs of Comanche Indians at Walters held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7505.
The American Philosophical Society holds the E. Adamson Hoebel Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Sun Dance  Search this
Indian dance -- North America  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 91-9, Edward Adamson Hoebel photographs of Shoshoni and Comanche people and dances, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-9
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-91-9

Whitney Halstead collection of photographs of indigenous art

Creator:
Halstead, Whitney (collector and photographer)  Search this
Names:
British Museum  Search this
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Nampeyo, ca. 1856-1942  Search this
Pushruk, Anthony Eskimo  Search this
Extent:
27 Negatives (acetate)
140 Prints (silver gelatin (including proof sheets of contact prints))
1 Print (albumen)
11 Copy prints
Culture:
Peruvians  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Wichita  Search this
Seneca  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tewa Pueblos  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Prints
Copy prints
Place:
Benin (Kingdom)
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs documenting pottery and pottery designs from historic Pueblo groups and archeological sites, including pottery by Hopi potter Nampeyo and an image of Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso and examples of her pottery. There are also some photographs that depict a pueblo, Southwest landscapes, cliff dwellings, rock art, craftspeople, and dwellings, mostly relating to Southwest peoples, Peruvians, and Australian aborigines. The collection includes images of artifacts in the collections of the Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Museum, British Museum, University of Illinois, Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology, and Paul Pearson collection. Notes and notices relating to publication are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
Whitney Halstead (1926-1979) was an art historian and artist. He acquired his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he became Chairman of the Division of Fine Arts in 1967. He also worked as an assistant in the Field Museum's anthropology department and wrote art history publications.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-43
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds Whitney Halstead's papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints of photographs or photographs of objects held by Chicago Natural History Museum, Field Museum of Natural History, British Museum, University of Illinois, and Santa Fe Laboratory of Anthropology cannot be copied. Copies or permission must be obtained from these repositories.
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Kachinas  Search this
Camps  Search this
Australian Aborigines  Search this
Cliff-dwellings  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Masks  Search this
Spinning  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-43, Whitney Halstead collection of photographs of indigenous art, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-43
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-43

MS 7505 Field material concerning the Comanches

Creator:
Carlson, Gustav G.  Search this
Names:
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Linton, Ralph, 1893-1953  Search this
Culture:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
Includes folktales and ethnological notes. Many of the latter have to do with war, kinship relations, and sexual practices.
Biographical / Historical:
Gust G. Carlson, of the University of Michigan, was a scholarship holder with the Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, ethnological field school group led by Ralph Linton. The group worked with Comanche Indians at Walter, Oklahoma. Other members of the group were Waldo Wedel (see his Comanche notes), and E. Adamson Hoebel (see photo lot 91-9).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7505
Local Note:
Mostly typescript; some manuscript documents
Topic:
Folklore -- Comanche  Search this
Sexual practices -- Comanche  Search this
War -- Comanche  Search this
Kinship -- Comanche  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7505, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7505
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7505

Southwestern journal of anthropology

Author:
University of New Mexico  Search this
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
28 v. ill., plates, maps. 26 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1945
1972
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Call number:
GN1.S64X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_313687

Traditions in transition : contemporary basket weaving of the southwestern Indians / by Barbara Mauldin

Author:
Mauldin, Barbara 1949-  Search this
Museum of New Mexico Education Unit  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1984
C1984
Topic:
Indian baskets  Search this
Call number:
E78.S7 M33 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_521075

I am here : two thousand years of Southwest Indian arts and culture / Andrew Hunter Whiteford ... [et al.]

Author:
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Whiteford, Andrew Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 209 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1989
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Antiquities--Catalogs  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Catalogs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_373685

Spider Woman's gift : nineteenth-century Diné textiles at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture / edited by Shelby J. Tisdale ; essays by Joyce Begay-Foss and Marian E. Rodee ; studio photography by Blair Clark

Author:
Tisdale, Shelby Jo-Anne  Search this
Begay-Foss, Joyce  Search this
Rodee, Marian E  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
95 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2011
©2011
Topic:
Navajo textile fabrics  Search this
Navajo blankets  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095995

Woven identities : basketry art of western North America : featuring the collection of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture / by Valerie K. Verzuh ; photography by Addison Doty and Blair Clark

Title:
Basketry art of western North America
Author:
Verzuh, Valerie K  Search this
Doty, Addison  Search this
Clark, Blair  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) Ethnological collections  Search this
Physical description:
219 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2013
Topic:
Indian baskets--Themes, motives  Search this
Basket making--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1026293

Allan Houser, a life in art : (Ha-o-zous)

Author:
Houser, Allan 1914-1994  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Houser, Allan 1914-1994  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
C1991
Call number:
NB237.H62 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646804

Beesh łigaii in balance : the Besser Collection of Navajo and Pueblo silverwork / John Torres-Nez

Author:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Torres-Nez, John  Search this
Subject:
Besser, Sandy Art collections  Search this
Besser, Diane Art collections  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
New Mexico
Santa Fe
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Navajo silverwork--Private collections  Search this
Pueblo silverwork--Private collections  Search this
Silver boxes--Private collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813346

Navajo saddle blankets : textiles to ride in the American West / edited by Lane Coulter

Author:
Coulter, Lane 1944-  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2002
C2002
Topic:
Navajo textile fabrics  Search this
Horse blankets  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_704431

NAGPRA and southwestern tribes [videorecording] : one size doesn't fit all / produced and directed by Sibel Melik ; co-produced by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Cine Video productions

Title:
One size doesn't fit all
Author:
Melik, Sibel  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Cine Video (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
United States Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (023 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Antiquities--Law and legislation  Search this
Legal status, laws, etc  Search this
Funeral customs and rites  Search this
Cultural property--Repatriation  Search this
Call number:
video 000625
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748674

People of this earth [videorecording]

Author:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (33:35 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
199u
C199-?
Topic:
Pueblo pottery  Search this
Call number:
video 000631
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772860

Report on the project for the technical improvement of Pueblo pottery / by H. Warren Shepard

Title:
Technical improvement of Pueblo pottery
Author:
Shepard, H. Warren  Search this
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
17 leaves, [3] leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Southwest, New
Date:
1936
Topic:
Indian pottery  Search this
Industries  Search this
Call number:
E98.P8 S54 1936
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_615805

Dancing spirits : José Rey Toledo, Towa artist Susan Scarberry-García

Title:
José Rey Toledo, Towa artist
Author:
Scarberry-García, Susan 1946-  Search this
Toledo, José Rey 1915-1994  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Toledo, José Rey 1915-1994  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Pueblo artists  Search this
Pueblo painting  Search this
Indian painting  Search this
Call number:
E99.P9 S34 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_672543

Modern by tradition : American Indian painting in the studio style / Bruce Bernstein, W. Jackson Rushing

Author:
Bernstein, Bruce  Search this
Rushing, W. Jackson  Search this
Subject:
Dunn, Dorothy 1903- Art collections Exhibitions  Search this
Santa Fe Indian School Exhibitions  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 166 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1995
Topic:
Indian painting  Search this
Indian art  Search this
Call number:
E78.N65 B38 1995X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514888

Weaving a world : textiles and the Navajo way of seeing / Roseann Sandoval Willink and Paul G. Zolbrod ; photographs by John Vavruska

Author:
Willink, Roseann Sandoval  Search this
Zolbrod, Paul G  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 96, [17] p. : col. ill., col. map ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Navajo textile fabrics  Search this
Navajo mythology--Catalogs  Search this
Navajo philosophy--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
E99.N3 W665 1996X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_521077

Memory and imagination : the legacy of Maidu Indian artist Frank Day / Rebecca J. Dobkins with Carey T. Caldwell and Frank R. LaPena

Author:
Dobkins, Rebecca J  Search this
Day, Frank 1902-1976  Search this
Caldwell, Carey T  Search this
LaPena, Frank R  Search this
Oakland Museum of California  Search this
National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.) George Gustav Heye Center  Search this
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Heard Museum  Search this
Subject:
Day, Frank 1902-1976 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 106 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Maidu artists--Biography--Exhibitions  Search this
Maidu art--Exhibitions  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_564536

These are the people : some notes on the southwestern Indians / by Alice Marriott

Author:
Marriott, Alice Lee 1910-1992  Search this
Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico)  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. ill. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1949
[1949]
Call number:
E78.S7 M35 1949
E78.S7M35 1949
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_444320

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