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Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: The Shindler Catalogue

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Publisher Comments:

This book of hauntingly beautiful Native American portraits reflects the tragic history of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Pawnee, Cherokee, and other groups whose leaders traveled to Washington in the mid-nineteenth-century to negotiate treaties with the US government. As compelling as the famous photographs of Indians by Edward S. Curtis, these unique images provide a close-up, unromanticized record of Native American life at a critical time in the history of relations between the US government and Native Americans, just after the Civil War and at the beginning of the great westward expansion of US territories. The images form the core of the Smithsonian's extensive collection of Native American photographs and of important collections in many other major museums around the world.

Paula Fleming recounts the history of this collection, which was the Smithsonian's—and perhaps the country's—first photographic exhibit. A succint biography of A. Zeno Shindler, the photographer, is followed by a thoughtful examination of the key events surrounding the Indian delegations in Washington, providing for the first time a comprehensive picture of a poignant moment in history.

Synopsis:

A captivating collection of photographs of tribal leaders at a critical and poignant moment in Native American history. Fleming recounts the intriguing history of this collection, which was the Smithsonian's--and perhaps the country's--first photographic exhibit.

About the Author

Paula Richardson Fleming is the photographic archive specialist at the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives and author of Grand Endeavors of American Indian Photography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588341211
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Location:
Washington D.C.
Author:
Fleming, Paula
Author:
Fleming, Paula Richardson
Author:
Smithsonian Institution
Author:
FLEMING PR
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
Photography-Annuals
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-151
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
325 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
11.3 x 8.85 x 1.15 in 3.6 lb

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Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: The Shindler Catalogue
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"Synopsis" by , A captivating collection of photographs of tribal leaders at a critical and poignant moment in Native American history. Fleming recounts the intriguing history of this collection, which was the Smithsonian's--and perhaps the country's--first photographic exhibit.
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