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|Title||Seeing Indian in Chicago exhibition records: Ben Bearskin photographs|
|Author||D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|Description||From the Newberry Library Catalogue (applies to Seeing Indian exhibition as a whole): Exhibition photographs by Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil and Leroy Wesaw, of the Chicago American Indian community. The eighty-three photographs in the "Seeing Indian in Chicago" exhibition document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. They depict the group life and activities of the American Indian Center (AIC) such as camera club outings, pow wows, the basketball team and expositions. There are also shots of family members of the American Indian photographers (Battise, Bearskin and Wesaw). After the exhibition photographs is a series of exhibit labels.|
|Names||Fox, Dave; Powless, Ely; LaMere, Willard; Wesaw, Leroy; Lonetree, Avery; Bearskin Junior, Ben; Greenwood, Tom; Bearskin, Barbara; Stealer, Willie|
|Places||LaSalle Street Indian Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Keywords||portrait, observation, custom, dress, social life, photographer, family|
|Theme||Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters|
|Tribe / Nation||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
Photographic exhibition held July 22-Sept. 21, 1985, at the Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery, as part of the Chicago American Indian photography project, which aimed to document the American Indian Community in Chicago by creating an archive of photographs taken by interested community members. Exhibition photographers included Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil, and Leroy Wesaw.
The Orlando Cabanban photographs have not been digitised.
|Library||The Newberry Library|
|Collection||The Edward E. Ayer Collection|
|Reference||Ayer Modern MS Seeing Indian|
|Catalogue Link||The Newberry Library Catalogue|