Leo Crane Collection
- 1,063 black-and-white photographs and negatives
- Views Include:
- This is an extensive collection of photos taken largely between the years of 1913 and 1934. The subject matter is primarily the Native Americans (Hopi, Navajo, Mohave, and Pueblo Tribes) of Arizona and New Mexico, their land, material culture, rituals, and the Anglo population, trading posts, flora and fauna, and the livestock industry--including Ganado, Hopi Villages, Leupp, Tuba City, Keams Canyon, Fort Defiance, Parker, Winslow, Holbrook, Albuquerque, the Hubbell family, Hopi Dances, the Cavalry, shepherds, sheep, cattle, and landscapes.
- Biographic Notes:
- Leo Crane was the Indian Agent at Keams Canyon for the Hopi and Navajo Tribes, starting in 1911. He then served as the agent for the Pueblo Tribes of New Mexico, and was later transferred to the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota. He also worked at the Colorado River Tribes Agency. In the 1950's he worked as guide and ranger at the Boulder Canyon Dam. He authored two books on the southwest: Indians of the Enchanted Desert and Desert Drums: The Pueblo Indians of New Mexico, 1540-1928.
- See the Curator of Photography regarding permission to duplicate images of Hopi religious ceremonies.
Special Collections and Archives Department
Northern Arizona University
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