Music Video

Photo of Frances Densmore with Mountain Chief

November 2016

Discussion about a photograph of Frances Densmore and Mountain Chief sitting in front of the Smithsonian Castle.

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

Smithsonian Museum
National Anthropological Archives
Description
Copyright: Harris and Ewing
Black and white photoprint
Addl. KW Subjects
Blackfeet
Cite as
Photo Lot 24 SPC Plains Blackfoot BAE 4720 00327300, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Type
Photographs
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Smithsonian Museum
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Summary
Ethnologist Frances Densmore (1867-1957) spent much of her career working in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of Ethnology and the Library of Congress, as she collected and preserved the music and culture of Native Americans. Densmore's mission was to alter the prevailing misrepresentation of Indian music and the under appreciation of its complexity and beauty, a goal she accomplished through prolific publication and careful research.
Cite as
Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Type
Black-and-white photographs
Music
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