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National Anthropological Archives and Human Studies Film Archive

The origins of the National Anthropological Archives (NAA) date back to the pioneering efforts of explorer, military man, and scientist John Wesley Powell in 1879. Powell brought the organization into the fold of the Smithsonian Institution and since that time, the NAA has grown to include 635,000 ethnological and archaeological photographs, 20,000 works of native art, 11,400 sound recordings, and...