Page Links

Narrow Your Results

Filter Your Results

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.

Don Tenoso

Strauss, Richard
Don Tenoso
Strauss, Richard
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Featured in Torch, November 1991. Tenoso is a member of the Hunkpapa, a Native American group, one of the 7 branches of the Lakota Sioux, also known as the Teton Sioux, tribe. See Negative Number SIA2009-2222 for another image of Don Tenoso and his dolls in 1990.
Award-winning artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Natural History, Don Tenoso (Hunkpapa), with three of his Lakota dolls, is crouching in a niche outside the National Museum of Natural History above a sign that reads "Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of Man." The puppet doll beside Tenoso is called Iktorni ("Trickster doll") and was used to accompany storytelling. In November 1991, the Smithsonian commemorated National American Indian Heritage Month with a cornucopia of performances, demonstrations, special programs, films and lectures.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder November 1991
Indians of North America, Dolls, Puppets, Indian art, Sioux Indians, Crafts, Public programs
Tenoso, Don, National American Indian Heritage Month, National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Photographic print, Person, candid, Event
Local Number:
SIA2010-0383 or 91-3347-20
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 6.5w x 9.5h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!7066~!0#focus
Don Tenoso

Using the Archives' Collections

The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. Please cite the Smithsonian Institution Archives as the source of the content, and when possible, link to the Smithsonian Archives website ( Please let us know how you are using our collections for your projects. If you would like to see a collection in person, please note that most records and special collections are stored off-site, so researchers should contact the Reference Team at least one week prior to visiting to ensure that records can be made available in the Archives Reading Room. For information on commercial licensing or other uses, visit Rights and Reproductions. More information available within the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use policy.

Note: In order to access PDFs, you must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader software which is available free of charge.