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Photographer: Reverend James O. Arthur (James Osborne Arthur), Non-Indian, 1887-1971

Subject: Oswald Smith, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), 1873-1918
       Gertrude Smith, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), b. ca. 1884
       Lois Smith, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), b. ca. 1908
       Hopkins Smith, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), b. ca. 1902
       Alex O. Smith, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico), b. ca. 1911

Donor: James A. Jacobs (Jamie Jacobs), Non-Indian
     Barbara J. Jacobs (Barbara Jane Arthur), Non-Indian

Date Created: September 1, 1914

Catalog Number: N53582

Format: Nitrate negative

Image Type: Negative

Dimensions: 1.75 x 2.75 in.

Collection History: Reverend James Osborne Arthur (1887-1971) and his wife Katherine Arthur (1883-1960) were missionaries for the Reformed Church of America, working on the Nebraska Winnebago Reservation in 1913 and among the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apaches in the Whitetail section of the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico from 1914 to 1919. Their collection of photographs was inherited by their granddaughter, Barbara Jane Arthur Jacobs; donated to NMAI by Barbara Jacobs and her son Dr. James A. (Jamie) Jacobs in 2007.

Description: Oswald Smith and family posing outside a large tent on the Mescalero Apache reservation; one man, two women, a teenage boy and girl, three young children, and a baby in a cradleboard. Possibly included are Gertrude Smith (age 30), Hopkins Smith (age 12), Lois Smith (age 6), and Alex O. Smith (age 3).

Place: Whitetail (White Tail), Mescalero Apache Reservation; Otero County; New Mexico; USA

Culture/People: Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)

Culture Hierarchy: Chiricahua Apache>Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache (New Mexico)

Persistent URL:http://www.americanindian.si.edu/searchcollections/item.aspx?irn=384711

Repository:National Museum of the American Indian

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