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Title Seeing Indian in Chicago exhibition records: Leroy Wesaw photographs
Author D’Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian
Photographer Wesaw, Leroy
Document Type Photograph
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 Naquayoma Senior, Ernest; Mason, Durell; Battise, Dan; Fox, Dave; Longie, Shirley; Longie, Skip; Junior Redcloud; Wesaw, Dorothy
Places American Indian Center, Navy Pier, DePaul, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Keywords portrait, photographer, observation, ceremony, family, social life, custom, dress, dance, art, crafts
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Additional Information

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
Copyright Leroy Wesaw
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Modern MS Seeing Indian
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue