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J. P. Harrington Web Portal



This resource provides an easy entry point to the massive collections assembled by John P. Harrington, much of which has been digitized recently for online access.

Drawing the Western Frontier


Drawing from the Taylor album

The James E. Taylor Album

Henry Wood Elliot


Henry Wood Elliot painting

An American Artist in Alaska

Canela Body Adornment

Canela woman

Photographs from the
William H. Crocker



photograph of Tichkematse

A Cheyenne at the Smithsonian

By Aeroplane to Pygmyland


by aeroplane

This exhibit revisits the 1926 Dutch and American Expedition to New Guinea led by Smithsonian anthropologist, Matthew Stirling.

Squint Eyes: Artist & Indian Scout


Drawing of man on horseback

Squint Eyes (Tichkematse)was a Plains Indian artist who continued to draw after being held prisoner at Fort Marion

Camping With the Sioux


Alice Cunningham Fletcher

Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher

William Duncan Strong's Field Journal


Page from Strong's field journal

Selections from the Field Journal of William Duncan Strong (Honduras, 1933)

Kiowa Drawings

Drawing of man on horseback

Several albums of artwork from a variety of Kiowa artists, from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Jorge PrelorĂ¡n Collection at the Human Studies Film Archives



A tribute to the life’s work of this Argentine-American filmmaker known for his humanist approach to storytelling.



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