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Western North American Indians, photographs
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Photographs of Western North American Indians
    source: Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898
    Creator: Hillers, John K., 1843-1925
    source: Smithsonian Institution
    Identifier/Call Number: M1428
    Identifier/Call Number: 7943
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1870-1910
    Abstract: Historic images of Western American Indians from various sources.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    These materials are believed to be in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use of public domain materials.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Various sources.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Photographs of Western North American Indians (M1428). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Contents

    Artifical collection of photographs of American Indians. Series 1 contains the original collection, assembled by Mary Sheldon Barnes in the 1890s for use in her history classes. Some images may have been taken by her, and other prints may have been added later. Series 2 contains ethnographic photographs from the Southwest taken by John K. Hillers in the 1870s and 80s. These are copy prints given to Stanford by the Smithsonian and cataloged sometime probably before 1950. Series 3 contains other images from uncataloged holdings.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Indians of North America
    Indians of North America -- Southwest, New.
    Ethnology -- North America
    Tribal chiefs -- United States -- 1870-1910
    Photography in education
    Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898
    Smithsonian Institution