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Stephen Gambaro photographs of American Indian artists and public figures, circa 1976-1984

Gambaro, Stephen
Deer, Ada Elizabeth
Biss, Earl 1947-1998
DesJarlais, Larry J
Peña, Jose Encarnacion San Ildefonso
McCarty Hessing, Valjean 1934-
Runnels, Vic
Billedeaux, Dwight
Echohawk, Brummett
Seabourn, Bert D. 1931-
Harris, LaDonna
West, W. Richard (Walter Richard) 1912-1996
circa 1976-1984
Collection descriptions
Physical Description
41 prints : silver gelatin
4 prints : halftone
Local number
NAA Photo Lot 80-37
NAA ACC 84-19
Pawnee Indians
Cheyenne Indians
Cherokee Indians
Comanche Indians
Menominee Indians
Crow Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Tewa Indians
Choctaw Indians
Apache Indians
Oglala Indians
Navajo Indians
Kiowa Indians
Creek Indians
Kickapoo Indians
Onondaga Indians
Seneca Indians
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Northeast
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Indians of North America Southern States
The exhibition catalog for "Indian Artists" in 1977 was donated with parts of this collection in 1980. It has been relocated to the National Anthropological Archives Reference Files.
Additional photographs by Stephen Gambaro can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot R80-33.
Jose Encarnacion Pena's painting entitled "Spotted Pumpkin Dance," collected by Gambaro for the "Shadows Caught" exhibit, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7429.
Stephen Gambaro is a professional photographer and former Chief of Rehabilitation Services for the Washington, DC, government. He and his wife, a Cherokee sculptor, operate an Indian art gallery in DC. Gambaro's photographs largely depict Indian friends, artists, and craftsmen whom his gallery represents, as well as his travels to Indian communities around the United States.
Donated by Stephen Gambaro through Gambaro Gallery. Seventeen prints, three posters, and one exhibit card donated in 1980. Twenty-four additional prints donated in 1984.
Addl. KW Subjects
Turtle Mountain
San Ildefonso
Creek (Muskogee)
Portraits of American Indian artists, craftspeople, activists, and leaders from Stephen Gambaro's photography exhibits: "The Indian, the Animal, and the Land," 1976; "Indian Artists," 1977; and "Shadows Caught: Images of Native Americans," 1984.
Individuals pictured include: Brummett Echohawk, Pawnee; Archie Blackowl, Cheyenne; Bert Seabourn, Cherokee; LaDonna Harris, Comanche; W. Richard West, Sr., Southern Cheyenne; Ada Deer, Menominee; George Watchetaker, Comanche; King Kuka, Blackfeet; Earl Biss, Crow; Larry J. DesJarlais Jr., Turtle Mountain Chippewa; Encarnacion Pena, San Ildefonso; Valjean McCarty Hessing, Choctaw; Allan Hauser, Apache; Victor H. Runnels, Oglala; Sarah McCray, Navajo; Marian Wolf, Kiowa; Dwight Billedeaux, Blackfeet; Elsie Peshlakai, Navajo; Johnny Tiger Jr., Muscogee; John Kaskaske, Kickapoo; Linda Russell, Apache-Pawnee; Stephen Gonyea, Onondaga Iroquois; Naomi and Kathy Gonyea, Seneca Iroquois; and John, Eric, and Tanya Parker, Choctaw.
Cite as
Photo lot 80-37, Stephen Gambaro photographs of American Indian artists and public figures, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Repository Loc.
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland
Data Source
National Anthropological Archives