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Continuing Tradition

The Shinnecock Portrait Project follows the footsteps of tribal members who have been the subject of portrait photographs or have been photographers themselves.

These portraits instill a sense of ancestral pride and an example of the urgency and purpose in preserving our image for future generations. Our image, stories, and resilience are part of our legacy and memory.

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Physical Collection:

Wickham Hunter -Shinnecock Photography Project of the 1970s

 

Photographs commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker to document the “vanishing” way of life for Native Americans during 1908-1913. The photographs were made by Joseph Kossuth Dixon and largely depict northern Plains tribes, including Blackfeet, Cheyenne, Crow, and Dakota. These large bromide prints form a set of presentation photographs and apparently such sets were placed by Rodman Wanamaker in several museums.

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