Kwakiutl Indians Counting Blankets

ID: SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-3929]

Creator: Hastings, Oregon Columbus

Form/Genre: Glass negatives

Date: 1894

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 017, Image No. MNH-3929

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Summary

Kwakiutl Indians counting blankets to be distributed at a potlatch ceremony at Fort Rupert, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, during the winter ceremonial season, known as Tsetseka, 1894.

Subject

  • Boas, Franz 1858-1942
  • United States National Museum

Notes

  • Stabilized broken glass negative
  • Taken during an expedition led by anthropologist Franz Boas to study the culture of the Kwakiutl, indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 11-007, Box 017, Image No. MNH-3929

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1894

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Topic

  • Historians
  • Ethnology
  • Expeditions
  • Kwakiutl Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Ethnological expeditions

Place

Vancouver Island (B.C.)

Form/Genre

Glass negatives

Local number

SIA Acc. 11-007 [MNH-3929]

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