Monday, August 4, 2014

This Ticket and 10c Will Admit You

Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection, Box 2, Folder 3.  National Museum of the American Indian, Archive Center.  Image Courtesy of the Smithsonian Collections Blog.
Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers collection, Box 2, Folder 3.
National Museum of the American Indian, Archive Center.
Image Courtesy of the Smithsonian Collections Blog.
May 16, 2014.
Rachel Menyuk, of the Smithsonian Collections Blog, has written an informative post about the Frank Kenjockety and Louis Belmont Newell Native American Entertainers Collection which is a small ephemera collection of Wild West entertainers; "NMAI’s collection could potentially add a Native perspective to the vast literature on non-Native-owned Wild West shows."

"Their materials provide an interesting look at what it meant to be a “Show Indian”—engaging in mock battles with cowboys and demonstrating traditional “Indian songs and dances”—at the turn of the century."

To read the full post, click here.
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