Photographs of American Indians at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MSS 252

Dates

  • 1933-1934 (Creation)

Extents

  • .1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 folder

Subjects

Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open and available for research in the MSU Libraries Special Collections' reading room.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Wild West Shows and the Images, MSS 397, Special Coll, MSS 252, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from vendor in 2013.

  • Processing Information

    Processed by Leslie M. Behm in December 2013.

  • Biographical / Historical

    A Century of Progress International Exposition, 1833-1933 was the name of the 1933-1934 World's Fair held in Chicago, Illinois. Four Native American tribes participated in the exposition: Sioux from North Dakota, Winnebago from Wisconsin, Navajos from New Mexico, and Hopis from Arizona. Native Americans from both the Great Plains and the Southwest are depicted in this collection of photographs from the exposition. They appear to be shown within a re-created American colonial village. One photograph emphasizes this juxtaposition by showing a Native American man with a spear and shield standing in front of a wooden cabin behind which looms an enormous Georgian-style bonded brick mansion.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Photographs of American Indians at the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago Collection is comprised of seventeen documentary or publicity photographs of Native Americans in various tribal costumes at the Century of Progress International Exposition, 1833-1933 - The 1933-34 World's Fair held in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Arrangement

    Arrangement is by topic.

Components