Engraved woodblock of the "Dance of the Nahikai"


This engraved woodblock of the “Dance of the Nahikai” was prepared by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C.; the image was published as Plate XII (p.438) in an article by Dr. Washington Matthews (1843-1905) entitled “The Mountain Chant: a Navajo ceremony” in the Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian, 1883-84. The illustration was engraved by Henry Hobart Nichols (1838-1887).

Date Made: 1887

Publisher: Bureau of American EthnologyPrinter: Government Printing OfficeGraphic Artist: Nichols, H. H.Author: Matthews, WashingtonBlock Maker: A. P. J. & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: District of Columbia, WashingtonAssociated Place: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Native Americans


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0219.1539Accession Number: 1980.0219Catalog Number: 1980.0219.1539

Object Name: blockObject Type: Wood Engraving

Physical Description: wood (overall material)engraving (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 12 cm x 20 cm x 2.3 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in x 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-96c1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_750530

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