7.125 in HIGH x 9.125 in WIDE
(18.10 cm HIGH x 23.18 cm WIDE)
Northern, CA
Gift of A. W. Ericson

Photographs of Indian life. The photo depicts people gathered to observe the white deer skin dance. Men, women and children sit and stand in a forested clearing facing people performing the white deer skin dance. Though this image is not stamped like the others in the collection it has been matched to the rest of the series by A. W. Ericson based on the images that the Humbolt State University Library posts online. (TKP 11/23/2010).

Picture This Information

This artifiact is part of the OMCA's Picture This website. More about the context and history of this artifacts is available at Picture This

About the Picture This web project: California's Perspectives on American History is a resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California's collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from pre-1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California's role in relation to American history.

The National Archives state that primary sources, "fascinate students because they are real and they are personal: history is humanized through them." Picture This invites students to examine the historical record, encouraging them to connect history with real people and explore how images tell stories and convey historical evidence about the human experience. History becomes more than just a series of facts, dates, and events.      

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