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HIST 384: Native American History: Representation and Misappropriation of Native Identity

SC2014.007 Race Related Postcards

SC2014.007 Race-Related Postcards

These 28 race-related postcards, some of which are dated, depict African Americans and Native Americans illustrated in different manners. Six postcards depict Native Americans and 22 depict African Americans, all of which represent common stereotypes and racist imagery.

SC2018.025a Native Americana Postcards

These 23 postcards depict various tribes and scenes of Native Americans from the early 1900s to the 1920s. Tribes range from Hopi to Blackfoot, among others, and illustrations feature both individual leaders and groups of people.

SC2013.073 Native American Trade Cards

These three trade cards for circa 1880s products show racist depictions of Native American people.

Artifacts Utilizing Native American Imagery

Wicomico High School jacket

Nabb Research Center, 2013.045.002.

Wooden Nickel

Political coin, "Wooden Nickel" on front of coin, on reverse, "Stephen Scott Crockett for June 7 Maryland Democratic 1980 Convention, Delegate May 13. Nabb Research Center, 2014.035.010.


Rotary International flag with gold fringe from Utica, New York - "gateway to the Adirondacks" and "land of the Iroquois, Nabb Research Center, 2017.013.103.


Native American figure wearing a feather headdress, Nabb Research Center, 2017.020.030.


Painted wall hanging featuring the Wicomico County seal, Elmore D. Page Collection, Nabb Research Center, 2013.022.096.

2014.030 Indian Chant Records

Wicomico High School Indian Chant records were produced by the high school's English Department, 1962-1964 and includes short stories, poetry and art produced by students to give examples of their individual characteristics, creativity and talents.

SUA-003 James Welsh Press Kits

The Nabb Center has a wealth of film press kits. Press kits typically contain background information about the film and its stars, posters and other advertising aids, black and white still photographs, and other related materials. 

Some press kits on films that include Native American characters or focus on Native American culture include: 

  • Pocahontas (1995)
  • Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
  • Dances with Wolves (1990)
  • Smoke Signals (1998)
  • Last of the Mohicans (1992)
  • Geronimo: an American Legend (1993)

There may be additional press kits regarding films related to Native American characters and culture within the collection. To search for another film visit the Finding Aid.