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Browsing items in: Tohono O'odham Collection, 1970-1980, Helga Teiwes Photographer

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    • Mission San Xavier del Bac

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Mission San Xavier del Bac (Tucson, Ariz.); Church decoration and ornament; Christian art and symbolism
    • The Mission San Xavier del Bac is located on the Tohono O'odham Reservation, west of Tucson, Arizona. The mission was founded by Jesuit Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1700 at Bac, the O'odham village, located along the Santa Cruz River. The...
    • Coiled basket making

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O'odham baskets; Basket making
    • Tohono O'odham coiled baskets are famous worldwide. In this sequence of thirteen images, Tohono O'odhams show how they gather the beargrass and yucca that is used in making coiled baskets and how they split the devil's claw, called ihug, used in...
    • Wire baskets, called wainom hua, made by Albert Alvarez

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O'odham baskets; Wire craft; Metal-work; Handicraft
    • Wire baskets, called wainom hua, are distinctive craft objects of the Tohono O'odham. In this sequence of seven images, Albert Alvarez demonstrates how to make a wire basket. In the past, wire baskets were used as functional items to store food....
    • Traditional wheat threshing

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O'odham Indians; Agriculture; Wheat-threshing
    • Wheat threshing was performed in the traditional manner by the Tohono O'odham into the mid-1970's. This sequence of eight photos demonstrates how the wheat was gathered, bundled, and threshed. Wheat is an important agricultural crop for the O'odham...
    • Cholla bud harvesting is a tradition of the Tohono O'odham

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O’odham Indians; Cactus
    • Cholla buds are a traditional food source for the Tohono O'odham. In this sequence of seven images, we see how the buds are harvested, boiled to release their oxylic acid, and dried in the sun to be later re-hydrated and used in cooking. Staghorn,...
    • Annual saguaro fruit harvest, called Hasan Baihi

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O’odham Indians; Harvesting; Saguaro
    • The annual saguaro fruit harvest, called Hasan Baihi, is a tradition of the Tohono O’odham. The harvested fruit was once used as a vital food source and is still used today to make jam and wine that is used in a ceremony to bring rain to the...
    • Hand-building pots by potter Rupert Angea

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O’odham Indians; Indian pottery; Pottery
    • Potter Rupert Angea hand builds pots using the traditional coil method. In this sequence of twenty images, Rupert shows how he gathers the local materials, hand-builds a pot, and then adds a design to it.
    • Hand-building pots by potter Laura Kermen

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O'odham Indians; Indian pottery; Pottery
    • Potter Laura Kermen shows how to hand build pots using the coil method. In this sequence of nine images, Laura shows the technique of hand building a pot, which does not use a potter's wheel. A paddle and stone are used to smooth the sides of the...
    • Rodeo, fair and pageant

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O'odham Indians; Manners and customs; Fairs; Agricultural exhibitions; Rodeos; Pageants
    • A rodeo, fair and pageant takes place annually on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. This series of ten images was taken at the 36th Papago Rodeo and Fair in 1972. The event included a rodeo, fair, dance and the Miss Papago pageant.
    • Sacred places on the Tohono O'odham Reservation

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O’odham Indians; Shrines; Adobe churches; Church buildings; Church architecture
    • Sacred places on the Tohono O'odham Reservation include churches, chapels, shrines and ceremonial houses. This collection of nine photos shows the variety of architecture and sacred spaces on the reservation. Nearly every village has either a...
    • Daily life and activities in the mid-1970's

    • Helga Teiwes, Photographer
    • Tohono O’odham Indians; Social life and customs
    • This series of eleven images documents the daily life and lifestyle activities occurring on the reservation in the mid-1970's. Education, housing and government were all modernizing during that time. A new high school was built in the early 1970's...

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