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Photographs of American Indians at  the Century of Progress International Exposition, Chicago, 1933-Add to your cart.

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Date Received:

December 2013

Date Processed:

2013

Acquisitions Information:

Acquired December 2013.

Preferred Citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:  Box number, Folder number and/or title, Wild West Shows and the Images, MSS 397, Special Coll, MSS 252, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

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Collection Summary:

Seventeen documentary or publicity photographs of Native Americans in various tribal costumes at the Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago in 1933–1934.

Historical Background:

Seventeen documentary or publicity photographs of Native Americans in various tribal costumes at the Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago in 1933–1934. The photographs show Native Americans on display and isolated from history. Their presence as exhibits at a public exposition is in the tradition of the Wild West Show—as once wild,  exotic, and tamed curiosities.

Four Native American tribes participated in the exposition: Sioux from North Dakota, Winnebagos from Wisconsin, Navajos from New Mexico, and Hopis from Arizona. Native Americans from both the Great Plains and the Southwest are depicted in the present collection of photographs and they appear to be shown within a re-created American colonial village. One photograph emphasizes this juxtaposition by showing a Native American man with a spear and shield standing  in front of a wooden cabin behind which looms an enormous Georgian-style bonded brick mansion.

Processing Note:

Processed by Leslie M. Behm December 2013.

Arrangement:


Folder One

1 [Native American drumming at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
2 [Native American drumming at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
3 [Native American drumming at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
4 [Native American drumming at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
5 [American Indian demonstrating the use of a bow and arrow at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
6 [American Indian demonstrating the use of a bow and arrow at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
7 [American Indian demonstrating the use of a bow and arrow at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
8 [American Indian demonstrating the use of a bow and arrow at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
9 [Juxtaposition of housing from log cabin to Georgian Mansion at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
10 [American Indians working on making drums, drum sticks, weaving belts, and postcards at the Cenury of Progress Indian Village.]
11 [American Indian in traditional and ceremonial garb at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
12 [American Indian in traditional and ceremonial garb at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
13 [American Indian in traditional and ceremonial garb at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
14 [American Indian in traditional and ceremonial garb at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
15 [American Indian in traditional and ceremonial garb at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
16 [American Indian in traditional and ceremonial garb at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]
17 [American Indian with a child in a papoose cradle board at the Century of Progress Indian Village.]




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