Councilor James Johnson

Title

Councilor James Johnson

Description

Rappahannock councilor James Johnson, visiting a Nanticoke powwow in Delaware in 1925, sits on a boulder covered by a trade blanket. He wears a feather headdress, fringed shirt, and edged leggings.

The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson (1904–1994), of Massachusetts, was a student of the famed anthropologist Frank G. Speck at the University of Pennsylvania. As an anthropologist, archaeologist, linguist, and photographer, he studied American Indians in the eastern United States and Canada.

Creator

Frederick Johnson

Date Created

1925

Source

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

7" x 5"

Coverage

twentieth century, Delaware

Rights Statement: Information provided with the permission of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution