Format Film, Video
Dates 1913
Location Arizona
Hopi Indian Reservation
Language English
Subjects Arizona
Hopi Dance
Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz)
Hopi Indians
Rites and Ceremonies
Snake Dance
Hopi Indians dance for TR at [Walpi, Ariz.] 1913 /
Created / Published
United States : [s.n.], 1913.
Subject Headings
-  Hopi Indians--Rites and ceremonies
-  Snake dance--Arizona--Walpi
-  Hopi dance--Arizona--Walpi
-  Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz)
-  Copyright: no reg.
-  Duration: 3:48 at 17 fps.
-  RMA lists location in title as Albuquerque, NM.
-  Some footage of film jumps vertically, film appears to be out of sequence.
-  Appearing: TR's sons Archie and Quentin, Nicholas Roosevelt.
-  On August 20, 1913, TR, numerous visitors, and Hopi Indians observe the performance of the ritual Hopi snake-dance at Walpi, Arizona, on the Hopi Reservation. TR was on a journey through the Southwest with his sons Archie and Quentin, and a young cousin, Nicholas Roosevelt. Crowds, seated and standing, are scattered over adobe dwellings watching the ceremony. The snake-dance takes place around a rough column of rock, with Hopis, in native dress and carrying snakes in their hands and mouths, circling the rock. Close shot of TR, seated and apparently awaiting the beginning of the ritual. Brief shot of Arizona landscape.
-  MAVIS 1847451. DLC
-  Source used: The Theodore Roosvelt Association film collection catalog.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA). RMA copied from print loaned by Reclamation Service. DLC
-  Received: 5/1968 from USDA lab; viewing print, dupe neg, copy 1 and 2, theatrical projection print; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 8/15/1995 from Bono film lab; viewing print (copy 2); preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
-  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA copied from print loaned by Reclamation Service; film jumps vertically from ca. 84' to 90', film appears to be out of sequence; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: 5/1968.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. viewing print (copy 2)
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. dupe neg.
1 film reel of 1 (ca. 103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. theatrical projection print.
Call Number
FAB 1134 (viewing print)
FAB 7615 (viewing print, copy 2)
FRA 6075 (dupe neg)
FRA 5714 (theatrical projection print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
trmp 4121
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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