John Wesley Powell & Native American Woman

ID: 1540

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date:

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 18 Folder 57

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Summary

John Wesley Powell (1834-1902) and a Native American woman looking at objects. During his years as explorer and surveyor, John Wesley Powell developed a keen interest in its Indian peoples, taking pains to gain their trust and learn their languages. He compiled vocabularies, collected details of religion and lore, and championed the rights of Indians.

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Subject

Powell, John Wesley 1834-1902

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 95 Box 18 Folder 57

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

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Topic

  • Women
  • Historians
  • Anthropology
  • Expeditions
  • History
  • Indians of North America
  • Women--History

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group

ID Number

1540

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Group; Medium: Photographic print

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