Thanksgiving Dance

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Title

Thanksgiving Dance

Description

Drummers and possibly singers in dance attire pose at a Nanticoke powwow and Thanksgiving dance in Riverdale, Delaware, in 1927, with audience in clothing of the period looking on. Rappahannock Indians from Virginia are believed to have been visiting for the occasion.

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

Source

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Date

1927

Rights

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

Coverage

twentieth century
Delaware

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7" x 5"

Files

N14758.jpg

Citation

Frederick Johnson, “Thanksgiving Dance,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/237.

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