PHOTOGRAPHS

This collection includes photographs from Garrick Mallery's files as well as collected photographs significant to the study of American Indian Sign Language.

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Portrait of Mountain Chief (Piegan), in Native Dress with Feather Headdress and Peace Medal. ca. 1930. SPC Plains Blackfoot BAE 4720 Inv. 00328000
Portrait of Mountain Chief (Piegan), in Native Dress with Feather Headdress and Peace Medal. ca. 1930. SPC Plains Blackfoot BAE 4720 Inv. 00328000
Rushing Bear demonstrating the sign for HOUSE, 1880. NAA Inv. 01310200
Rushing Bear demonstrating the sign for NOW, 1880. NAA Inv. 01309100
Lean Wolf in partial native dress, demonstrating the sign for FOUR, 1880. NAA Inv. 01309500
Lean Wolf in partial native dress, demonstrating the sign for FRIENDS, 1880. NAA Inv. 01309600
Portrait of Garrick Mallery, before 1894. Neg 45190
Gen. Hugh L. Scott demonstrating the sign for ELK, before 1934. Neg 45211a
Gen. Hugh L. Scott demonstrating the sign for WOLF, before 1934. Neg 45211b
Dr. Walter J. Hoffman posing as Chippewa (drawing) before 1899. Neg. MNH 6898
Dr. Franz Boas (1858-1942) posing for Hamats'a (Kwakiutl) coming out of secret room, for US National Museum (USNM) exhibition (ca. 1895) Neg. MNH 8304
Mountain Chief, Montana Blackfeet, listening to song on phonograph and interpreting it in sign language to Frances Densmore, Ethnologist (1916). NAA MS 4720.
Richard Sanderville (Blackfoot) demonstrating the sign for HOT. Photo Lot 70. Inv. 02879900
Prince Maximilian von Wied and fellow travelers signing with the Minitarre (Hidatsa) ca. 1832-34 (from engraving). Neg. 43179-B
Tendoi (Shoshoni) demonstrating the tribal sign for LIPAN (ca. 1880). Basin Shoshoni Inv. 00866300
Tendoi (Shoshoni) demonstrating the sign for WHITE-MAN (ca. 1880). Basin Shoshoni Inv. 00866600
Tendoi (Shoshoni) demonstrating the sign for PIPE (ca. 1880). Basin Shoshoni Inv. 00866700
Tendoi (Shoshoni) demonstrating the sign for LOOK (ca. 1880). Basin Shoshoni Inv. 00866800
Tendoi (Shoshoni) demonstrating the sign for QUESTION (ca. 1880). Basin Shoshoni Inv. 00866900
Bitter Root Jim (Flathead) in native dress in front of the Sign Language Grand Council Lodge (1930). BAE 4720. Inv. 00925800
Members of the Sign Language Grand Council (1930). BAE 4720. Inv. 01310300
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This website was developed by Jeffrey Davis with support from a 2006-2007 research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Science Foundation for Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL). Hand talk: Sign Language among American Indian Nations is copyright Jeffrey Davis.