Top of page

Film, Video Hopi Indians dance for TR at [Walpi, Ariz.] 1913

Digital viewing copy

About this Item

Title

  • Hopi Indians dance for TR at [Walpi, Ariz.] 1913

Summary

  • 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.

Names

  • United States. Bureau of Reclamation, former owner
  • Roosevelt Memorial Association, former owner
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n.], 1913.

Headings

  • -  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Travel
  • -  Roosevelt, Archibald B.--(Archibald Bulloch),--Sr.,--1894-1979--Travel
  • -  Roosevelt, Quentin,--1897-1918--Travel
  • -  Roosevelt, Nicholas,--1893-1982--Travel
  • -  Snake dance--Arizona--Walpi
  • -  Hopi dance--Arizona--Walpi
  • -  Pueblos--Arizona--Walpi
  • -  Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz)

Genre

  • Film clips
  • Nonfiction films
  • Short films

Notes

  • -  Duration: 3:48 at 17 fps.
  • -  Some footage of film jumps vertically, film appears to be out of sequence.
  • -  On Roosevelt Memorial Association (RMA) inventory, location in title is Albuquerque, NM.
  • -  Summary from The Theodore Roosevelt Association...catalog, p. 30.
  • -  Roosevelt Memorial Association inventory number RMA 301-03-07.
  • -  Source used: The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection catalog, p. 30.
  • -  Appearing: Theodore Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt, Nicholas Roosevelt.
  • -  Photographed on August 20, 1913 in Walpi, Arizona on the Hopi Indian Reservation.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  Received: 1968-05 from USDA lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Collection transferred to LC from National Park Service in 1967. Previous owners: Roosevelt Memorial Association; United States Bureau of Reclamation.
  • -  The Theodore Roosevelt Association film collection : a catalog / prepared by Wendy White-Henson and Veronica M. Gillespie. Library of Congress, 1986.

Medium

  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • viewing print (copy 2) 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • non-viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (103 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 1134 (viewing print)
  • FAB 7615 (viewing print, copy 2)
  • FRA 6075 (dupe neg pic)
  • FRA 5714 (non-viewing print)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000109

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright or other restrictions in the vast majority of motion pictures in these collections. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse.

In rare cases, copyrighted motion pictures are made available by special permission to the Library and may be used only for educational purposes. For example, the Gershwin home movies fall within this category. Rights assessment is your responsibility. No registration information exists for some titles, and reproduction of some titles may be restricted by privacy rights, publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Additionally, some works may still be protected by copyright in the United States or some foreign countries. The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. You should consult the catalog information that accompanies each item for specific information. This catalog data provides the details known to the Library of Congress regarding the corresponding item and may assist you in making independent assessments of the legal status of these items for their desired uses. You should also consult restrictions associated with donations to the Library.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions.

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

United States Bureau Of Reclamation, Former Owner, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Hopi Indians dance for TR at Walpi, Ariz. [United States: s.n, 1913] Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000109/.

APA citation style:

United States Bureau Of Reclamation, F. O., Roosevelt Memorial Association, F. O. & Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1913) Hopi Indians dance for TR at Walpi, Ariz. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/mp76000109/.

MLA citation style:

United States Bureau Of Reclamation, Former Owner, Former Owner Roosevelt Memorial Association, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. Hopi Indians dance for TR at Walpi, Ariz. [United States: s.n, 1913] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/mp76000109/>.