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Finding Aid to the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Collection MS.578
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Description
This is a collection of promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and papers from 1923-1972 regarding the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial that takes place annually in Gallup, New Mexico. Materials include correspondence, handbills, invitations, a post card, premium lists, press releases, and programs.
Background
The Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is a yearly celebration in Gallup, NM which features parades, powows, rodeos and much more. The Ceremonial began in 1921 as a coming together of Native Americans for the purpose of sharing their culture, friendship and to see family. As the Ceremonial developed, tourists came to share in these events and the traders saw an opportunity to expand Ceremonial by including the opportunity to buy native American arts, such as pottery, rugs, jewelry and carvings. Many books will credit much art with winning a prize at Ceremonial. There was a sense of celebration and sharing that was the core of Ceremonial.
Extent
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level list is available.