This project and website are dedicated to the memory of dear friend and valued colleague Daythal Lee Kendall (1941-2008). A linguist and software engineer, Daythal brought his deep knowledge of Native American languages and of the APS collections to his work as Senior Research Fellow at the American Philosophical Society Library. In addition to serving as a Consultant to the Native American Images Project, Daythal was the Co-Principal Investigator for a project to preserve sound recordings of endangered Native languages at the APS, funded by the Mellon Foundation. The Society has established an endowed fellowship in Native American Studies in his honor.
Martin L. Levitt, Ph.D., C.A.
Charles B. Greifenstein, M.L.I.S.
Associate Librarian / Manuscripts Librarian
Timothy A. Powell, Ph.D.
Ann Reinhardt, M.L.I.S.
Valerie-Anne Lutz van Ammers, M.A.
Head of Manuscripts Processing and Library Registrar
Richard Shrake, M.L.I.S.
Assistant Librarian for Technology & Security / IT Officer
Jane E. Boyd, Ph.D.
Research Curator, APS Museum
Native American Advisory Committee
The APS would like to acknowledge the assistance generously provided by the members of the Native American Advisory Committee. Their advice and insight into the materials was invaluable, and greatly contributed to our presentation and interpretation of the images.
Thomas N. Belt
Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
Cherokee Language Coordinator, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
Tina Pierce Fragoso
Regional Director, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Robert J. Miller, J.D.
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon
Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals of the Grand Ronde Tribe
Denise A. Zuni, Esq.
Pueblo of Isleta
Sh'eh Wheef Law Offices, P.C., Isleta, New Mexico
Many other people also contributed to this project. We would particularly like to thank:
Larry Aitken, Tribal Historian, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; Endowed Chair of American Indian Studies, Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Lisa Brooks, Ph.D., Abenaki, Assistant Professor of History and Literature and of Folklore and Mythology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
T. J. Holland, Cultural Resource Supervisor for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Cherokee, North Carolina
Bryan M. Loucks, Ojibwe, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Stephanie Zuni, Pueblo of Isleta, Administrator for Elders, Pueblo of Isleta, Isleta, New Mexico