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Correspondence among BAE staff

Creator:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Names:
Boas, Franz, 1858-1942  Search this
Collection Collector:
Stirling, Matthew Williams, 1896-1975  Search this
Culture:
Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
December 1920
Scope and Contents:
Concerning efforts to draft a letter to Franz Boas concerning errors in "Ethnology of the Kwakiutl."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4372(9)
Topic:
Kwakiutl (Kwakwaka'wakw)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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MS 4372 Miscellaneous material relating to the history of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the history of anthropology, and anthropological controversies
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States"

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Artist:
McKenney & Hall  Search this
De Batz, A.  Search this
Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, 1533?-1588  Search this
Tidball, J. C.  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Names:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Le Page du Pratz, -1775  Search this
Romans, Bernard  Search this
Verelst, Willem (painter)  Search this
White, John (painter)  Search this
Extent:
80 Copy prints (circa)
Culture:
Chickasaw  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Houma  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Paintings
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs used to illustrate John Reed Swanton's "The Indians of the Southeastern United States" depicting American Indians of the Southeast and their dwellings, food preparation, and ceremonies.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE studying the Haida and Tlingit groups of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Indians. His focus then shifted to the American Indians of the Southeastern United States, where his interest remained for the rest of his career. In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied extensively the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern American Indians, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States (1946), a Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin (No. 137).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R87-2Q
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs published in BAE Bulletin 137 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 80-39.
Photographs made by Swanton can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and the BAE historical negatives.
The National Anthropological Archives hold more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton, in the Numbered Manuscripts.
Objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States can be found in the Department of Anthropology in accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology photograph collections, undated
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Copy prints in this collection that represent photographs not held by the National Anthropological Archives are for reference only.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Paintings
Sketches
Illustrations
Drawings
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot R87-2Q, John Reed Swanton photograph collection of illustrations for "The Indians of the Southeastern United States", National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R87-2Q
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r87-2q

Smithsonian Institution Press illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Press  Search this
Names:
Ewers, John C. (John Canfield), 1909-1997  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
200 Copy prints (circa)
50 Items (circa 50 drawings, diagrams, and maps)
5 Prints (halftone)
2 Copy negatives
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Timucua (archaeological)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Houma  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Prints
Copy negatives
Illustrations
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is made up of illustrations prepared for new printings of James Mooneyʹs "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians," John Reed Swantonʹs "Indians of the Southeastern United States," and John C. Ewers's "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" in the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series. It includes images of maps, Kiowa, Blackfeet, and Native Americans of the American Southeast, and ANative American artwork and other artifacts. Images of Native people include photographs, portraits, and drawings. There are also textual publication materials, including layout and notated reprint, available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
The aim of the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology series, which is comprised of reprinted BAE publications, was to appeal to a more popular audience. The series began in 1979 with the publication of "Calendar History of the Kiowa Indians" and "Indians of the Southeastern United States." "The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture" was published the following year.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-39, NAA Photo Lot 80-6
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, circa 1979.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photo Lot 80-6 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80-39. These photographs were also made and collected for the Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology publications and form part of this collection.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John Swanton, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 76 and 87-2Q.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by James Mooney, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 74 and 14 as well as NAA MS 2531.
Originals for some of these images, as well as additional photographs by John C. Ewers, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the papers of John Canfield Ewers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Illustrations
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-39, Illustrations for Classics of Smithsonian Anthropology, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-39
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-39

John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
175 Lantern slides
415 Prints (duplicates not counted, silver gelatin)
601 Negatives (nitrate)
Culture:
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Choctaw  Search this
Chitimacha  Search this
Creoles  Search this
Houma  Search this
Natchez (archaeological)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Tunica  Search this
Taensa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Pascagoula Indians  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Atakapa  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Chickasaw  Search this
Biloxi Indians  Search this
Caddo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Euchee (Yuchi)  Search this
Coosa Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Prints
Negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1900s-1910s
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Southeastern Native American people, homes, ceremonial grounds, and events made circa 1900s-1910s by John Reed Swanton. The lantern slides include images of southeastern rivers and bayous and historical maps. Additionally, there are a number of slides with notes and charts relating to linguistic comparisons.
Arrangement:
Swanton's original order has been maintained. The photographs are in alphabetical order by language group or tribe. Lantern slides are listed at the end.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Reed Swanton (1873-1958) was an ethnologist and ethnohistorian with the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) from 1900 until his retirement in 1944. Swanton spent his first few years at the BAE conducting research among the Haida and Tlingit communities of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and published a number of significant articles on the language, ethnography, and folklore of Northwest Coast Tribes. His focus then shifted to Native Americans of the Southeastern United States.

In addition to conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Southeast, Swanton studied the history of the area in order to better understand its indigenous cultures and is considered a pioneer in the field of ethnohistory. During his career Swanton published numerous articles and several major works on Southeastern Native Americans, including the reference work The Indians of the Southeastern United States, Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 137, 1946.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives holds more than 200 manuscripts created or collected by Swanton.

Photographs relating to Swanton's work with the Tlingit are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.

The anthropology collections of the National Museum of Natural History hold objects collected by Swanton, including potsherds from various sites in Southeastern United States (accessions 111748, 113252, 122679, 129788, 165802, and 062577).
Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Catawba Indians  Search this
Dance  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Dwellings  Search this
Games  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Online Media:

Abhika

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Box N1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
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National Anthropological Archives
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Site of Abhika-in-the-west busk ground, west of Okemah

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 1
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Abhika
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Alabama

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 2
Box N1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Charlie Thompson, Polk County, TX

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 2a-b
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Charlie Thompson, Polk County, TX, holding baby

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 3a-c
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Children

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 4a-f
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Wife and children of Charlie Thompson

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 5a-b
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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School building and class, Polk County, TX

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 6a-g
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Old plank-sided cabin, TX

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 7
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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House of farmer James McKee, Polk County, TX

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 8
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Views of Alabama Square Ground west of Hanno, OK

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 9a-c
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
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National Anthropological Archives
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Square structure made of logs to store ceremonial pots at Alabama Square Ground

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1912
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 10a-b
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John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans
John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans / Alabama
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Small scaffold for storing food and other goods off the ground

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 11
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National Anthropological Archives
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Celissy Henry dressing a skin

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 12a-b
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-76-ref531

Gourd or sand bottle, Polk County, TX

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 13
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Beaded garter and hair ornament, Polk County, TX

Collection Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 76, John Reed Swanton photographs relating to Southeastern Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76, Item 14
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Archival Repository:
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