Photographs collected by Michael Tsosie from Dorothy Jenkins Patch and Margaret Phillips Dailey. Mrs. Patch's photographs are of a Mohave family and their descendents, mainly formal and informal portraits of members of the Jenkins, Patch, and Tsosie branches. Mrs. Dailey's photographs are of the Phillips (Laguna) and Tsosie (Navajo) families. The collection includes some images of children, a man in military uniform, a canoing trip, bull riding, hunters with a kill, and people in modern dance regalia.
Michael Tsosie is an enrolled member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Parker, Arizona. His Mohave mother and Navajo/Laguna father were one of the first intertribal marriages in their generation. Tsosie worked as a tribal planner for the Chemehuevi tribe and planned an urban health center in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a Community Scholar at the Smithsonian for three years and earned a PhD in Anthropology from the Unviersity of California, Berkeley. Tsosie was selected as an Native American Ambassador for Americans for Indian Opportunity and as a Kellogg Fellow before becoming Director for the Colorado River Indian Tribes Museum and Library.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Mohave artifacts donated by Tsosie held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 387114.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 93-12, Michael Tsosie collection of photographs of Dorothy Jenkins Patch and Margaret Phillips Dailey families, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.