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Rodman Wanamaker photograph collection relating to American Indians

Creator:
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Photographer:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Extent:
154 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Siksika Indians -- depicted  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- depicted  Search this
Dakota Indians -- depicted  Search this
Crow Indians -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Date:
1908-1909
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker to document the "vanishing" way of life for American Indians during 1908-1913. The photographs were made by Joseph Kossuth Dixon and largely depict northern Plains Indians, including Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, and Dakota Indians. These large bromide prints form a set of presentation photographs and apparently such collections were placed by Rodman Wanamaker in several museums.
Biographical/Historical note:
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was heir to a successful Philadelphia department business and patron of the arts, education, and American Indian culture. In the early 20th century, he hired photographer Joseph Kossuth Dixon and sponsored three expeditions to American Indian reservations (1908-1913). The main goal of these expeditions was to document the way of life of American Indians, whom he saw as a "vanishing race," and to make "first-class citizens" of the Indians as a means of saving them from extinction. In additiona to still photography, films were also made during these expeditions including a motion picture film about Hiawatha made on the first expedition (1908), and a reenactment of the Battle of the Little Big Horn made on the second expedition (1909). The third expedition, the "Expedition of Citizenship" (1913), focused on carrying an American flag to tribes across the country and inviting them to sign a declaration of allegiance to the United States.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 64
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Dixon╩╣s negatives are at the Indiana University, Mathers Museum of World Cultures.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds a copy photograph of Wanamaker's Memorial to First Americans ground-breaking (Photo Lot R82-55).
The National Museum of the American Indian holds artifacts and some additional photographs from Wanamaker's expeditions. The Human Studies Film Archives holds expedition footage.
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Rodman Wanamaker photograph collection relating to American Indians, 1908-1909
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 64, Rodman Wanamaker photograph collection relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.64
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-64

Color reproductions of paintings by Albert Jacquez

Artist:
Jacquez, Albert, 1895-1962  Search this
Extent:
4 Chromolithographs
Culture:
Siksika Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Chromolithographs
Photographs
Date:
circa 1945
Scope and Contents note:
Reproductions of Albert Jacquez watercolor paintings relating to Stoney and Blackfoot Indians, painted in 1945. They depict a Sun dance camp and the process of erecting a Sun dance tree, a Stoney Indian named Dog Tail in winter dress, and a Blackfoot Indian named Tom Turn Up Nose.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4561
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Museum of the American Indian holds Albert Jacquez paintings.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Camps  Search this
Sun Dance  Search this
Watercolor painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4561, Color reproductions of paintings by Albert Jacquez,National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4561
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4561

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