eHumanity: free portal for digital native-american cultural items

Advanced Search

Image Only


Search for    from   in   during 




 
Showing search results(3 of 14267)

Lantern Slide  "1937"

Hand-colored lantern slide; outdoor portrait of Nussaalarpag, a Cup'ik Eskimo woman of Nunivak Island, wearing elaborate bead earrings, nose beads, and sickle-shaped chin labrets.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



More Information

Time Period:

1937-1937

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

3.25 x 4 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Arctic, Cup'ik, Native Americans, North America, Nunivagmiut Cup'ik [Nunivak Island], Western Arctic, Yup'ik (Yupik Eskimo)

Site Name:

Nunivak Island

County:

Calista Native Corporation

State:

Alaska

Island Name:

Nunivak Island

Archipelago:

Bering Sea Islands

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Leuman Maurice Waugh was a dentist, explorer, and lecturer who advocated for the dental health of the northern indigenous communities and documented his work and travels with photography. Waugh's research on the teeth and diet of indigenous communities took him to Labrador, Canada, between 1921 and 1927 and to twelve Alaskan Eskimo communities between 1929 and 1938. In 1936, Waugh was appointed to a position with the Alaska Health Service by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior via the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. After his death, Waugh's photographs and papers were donated to the Rankin Museum of American Heritage (Ellerbe, North Carolina), founded by Dr. Pressley R. Rankin, Jr. and Paula Rankin. In 2001, NMAI purchased Waugh's collection of papers, photographic materials, and Arctic artifacts from the Rankin Museum.

Source ID:

NMAI_383236

Catalog Number:

L02257

Album Name:

Comments / Posts

Please login to ehumanity to comment/reply/report abuse