Camera icon. This link bypasses navigation taking you directly to the contents of this page.

How to Use the Images

 

Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map

Readings

Photo 1
Drawing 1
Photos 4-7
Illustration 1

Activities

Table of
Contents




Visual Evidence

Photo 2: Mannequin dressed as Chief Shinomen (tribal affiliation unknown) exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.[Photo 2] with link to larger version of photo.
(Print and Picture Collection, The Free Library of Philadelphia)

Photo 3: Indian tent at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition.[Photo 3] with link to larger version of photo.
(Print and Picture Collection, The Free Library of Philadelphia)

Questions for Photos 2 & 3

1. How did exhibitions, such as the Centennial Exhibition of 1876 contribute to the fascination with American Indian art and culture? Can you think of anything you've seen in a museum that made you curious to know more?

2. Why do you think people at the time of the 1876 Exhibition were so curious about objects used and made by American Indians? If needed, refer to Reading 2.

* The images on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Photo 2 and Photo 3, but be aware that each file will take as much as 50 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.

 

Continue

Comments or Questions

TCP
National Park Service arrowhead with link to NPS website.