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November 23, 2009

Telling the Story: Illuminating Native Heritage through Photography

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Choctaw Man, Jim Tubby, 1908, Mark Raymond Harrington (Photographer),
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, P12169

In celebration of American Indian Heritage Month, NMAI's Photo Archives has posted a blog entry, Telling the Story: Illuminating Native Heritage through Photography, to the Smithsonian's Photo Initiative (SPI) blog, The Bigger Picture. The article, by Lou Stancari, highlights the use of photography by early MAI collectors, such as Frank G. Speck and Frederick M. Johnson, and how photos and objects together document and tell the story of Native Peoples of the Western Hemisphere. These images were recently contributed to the NMAI's Collections search and the Smithsonian Flickr Commons photostream. Please take a look and post comments to the blog.

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I love American Indian Heritage. Glad you are doing this to help preserve whatever we can.
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Amazing photo!

By the way, I would like to ask who wrote this. It is a very nice article and informative. I would like to subscribe to your RSS.

I just wanted to say thank you for inspiring me to enter a contest sponsored by the National Archives that used an image of the NMAI exterior combined with an 1892 archives image of Shoshone Indians at Ft. Washakie, Wyoming.

Here is the link to the image that I created:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whonew/5320718179/in/pool-1487703@N25/

If you like it, I sure would appreciate your vote.

Thanks again for this great resource. I can't wait to get to D.C. to visit in person!

Nice update about American Indian Heritage.
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Good job with the American Indian Heritage history, Keep it up

Great Job, There should be more like this about American Indian History

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Nice update about American Indian Heritage. It is great art of work. I really appreciate this.

Nice posting. Thank you! :-)

Thanks for the post!

All my mother's photos are like the above one and they seems more beautiful than my modern digital photos.

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