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Sigurd Russell Photograph Collection of Southwest Indians and Schools: Finding Aid
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Box 1


Folder 1, Items 1-21

Navajo Indians, including: blanket weavers; multi-generational families; individual male tribe members; men at a sweathouse.

Folder 2, Items 22-32

Navajo Indians, including: the wedding party of a Navajo couple; young boys and girls; mothers and their children.

Folder 3, Items 33-38

Navajo Indians, including: an unidentified young married couple; individual female tribe members (some making bread, others wearing Navajo jewelry)

Folder 4, Items 39-43

Navajo Indians, including: individual female tribe members (many wearing Navajo jewelry and are with other female tribe members); tribe members gathering together at a meeting place; “Squaw Dance.”

Folder 5, Items 44-60

Tuba City (AZ): Navajo children in everyday clothing before school enrollment and in school uniform after enrollment; school buildings, including hospital.

Folder 6, Items 61-69

Tuba City and Oraibi (AZ): Navajo Indian school exhibits; agricultural fairs; arts and crafts fairs.

Folder 7, Items 70-77

Navajo sheep herding and dipping; hogan exteriors.

Folder 8, Items 78-92

Chinle (AZ): mission building; Navajo Indian adults and schoolchildren; homes and hospital; Father Leopold Osterman (founder of Chinle mission); First Communion and Baptism classes. Lukachukai (AZ): St. Isabel Church; Indian interpreter’s residence.

Folder 9, Items 93-100

Hopi Indians, including: young women of marriageable age; basket-weaver; Snake Dance; blanket-weaving; man in Western clothing.

Folder 10, Items 101-111

Hopi Indians: schoolgirls Acoma Indians: blanket-weaver at loom; Acoma Pueblo.

Folder 11, Items 112-124

Apache Indians and baskets; Tohono O’Odham (Papago) school girls; Hualapai (Walapai) Indians; basket-weavers .

Folder 12, Items 125-127

North Dakota Indian; Yuma Indian; Havasupai basket-weaver.

Folder 13, Items 128-136

Caucasian traders: L.H. Sparron; possibly John Lorenzo Hubbell Jr. from the Hubbell family with an unidentified man and unidentified woman; Peach Springs Trading Post (AZ); Trading post by Cameron Suspension Bridge (AZ).

Folder 14, Items 137-157

Unidentified Indian schoolchildren at unidentified schools, including: Goat Club for Boys; boys’ class at Fort Mojave; young men’s track team.

Folder 15, Items  158-166

Southwest views of nature and buildings, including the Elephant’s Feet (rock spires). Miscellaneous images: Pueblo Indian dancers; Mission Indian basket maker at Soboba, Cal.