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Nancy Andrew Jackson Photograph Collection


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Nancy Andrew Jackson Photograph Collection, c. 1890-1960 | Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

By Zachary R. Jones, Archivist

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Title: Nancy Andrew Jackson Photograph Collection, c. 1890-1960Add to your cart.

ID: PO/010

Primary Creator: Jackson, Nancy Andrews (1925-2012)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 08/30/2004

Subjects: Tlingit Indians--History.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains nine reproduced black and white photographs and fourteen negatives dating to between 1890 and 1960 which were originally held by Tlingit Native American Indian Nancy Jackson. These photos and negatives contain images of Nancy Jackson’s grandparents seated for a studio portrait, some of Jackson’s family and friends of Haines, Alaska in traditional regalia, people attending a funeral and potlatch, and images of a Native musical band. People in these photographs were identified by John Marks (Kooteix’téek).

Biographical Note

Nancy Andrews Jackson (Jigawduioo) was born August 1, 1925 in Petersburg, Alaska, the daughter of Sam (Seik) and Elsie (Kaasgoo) Andrews. Jackson grew up in various towns across Southeast Alaska, including Tenakee, Petersburg, Skagway, Klukwan, and Haines. She later married a man from Haines and had three sons, Nathan (a Master Carver), Johnny, and James. Early in Jackson’s life she joined the Alaska Native Sisterhood. She passed away in 2012.

Source: K. L. Metcalfe, In Sisterhood: The History of Camp 2 of the Alaska Native Sisterhood, Juneau: Hazy Island Books, 2008, 117-119.

Subject/Index Terms

Tlingit Indians--History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives

Acquisition Source: Nancy A. Jackson

Acquisition Method: The original Nancy Jackson photographs were temporarily loaned to SHI for scanning/copying purposes on August 30, 2004 and subsequently returned.

Box and Folder Listing

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1:1:      Image of approximately 15 individuals in traditional dress at Haines, undated. Identified people include: Elizabeth Davis, Louise Williams, David Andrews, Flora Burley, Nathan Jackson, Sammie Jackson, Ester Jimmie, Matilda Lewis, John Willard, Joe Johnson, and Leona Lindolf.

1:2:      Image of approximately 15 individuals in traditional dress, undated. Identified people include John Marks, Mini Albecher, Annie Hatch [?], Tommie Jimmy. Image also shows James Thlunault [sic] showing a mosquito mask box and a copper plate, the plate which represents the payment for a life.

1:3:      Image of one man and two women standing outdoors at the Dipper House during winter in traditional dress. Crest of whale is visible on man’s robe, undated. Left to right; unidentified woman of the Wolf House wearing a Chilkat blanket, next; Johnny Johnson, next, unidentified woman.

1:4:      Side view of Fanny Ward standing on her porch in traditional dress, eagle crest is visible on reverse of robe, also wearing a noble’s killer whale hat, undated.

1:5:      View of 13 people posing for a picture of their musical band, possibly at Juneau. Second from top right is Austin Hammond. Image shows people holding musical instruments and the drum reads; “Fire and Blood, The Salvation Army”, undated.

1:6:      View of people posing for a picture, some members are of the “Fire and Blood, The Salvation Army” band, image perhaps taken at Tenekee village, undated. Identified people include Alice Favolous, Johnny Jackson on the drum, and Fanny Jackson.

1:7:      Studio photo of Nancy Jackson’s grandparents and children (infant daughter is Jackson’s mother), undated.

1:8:      Studio photo of Nancy Jackson’s grandparents, undated.

1:9:      Studio photo of Jackson’s grandmother and mother, undated.

Note: the negatives for the previous nine photographs are included in the sleeves, in addition to those listed below.

1:10:    View of casket with traditional hat resting on casket, also shows crest Chilkat blanket hanging in background, undated.

1:11:    Two men and two women standing in front of a casket. Cloth draped across casket reads “ANB” and killer whale hat rests on casket, undated.

1:12:    View of small banquet gathering, numerous people are seated, undated.

1:13:    Photograph showing Joseph Johnson (center in beaded tunic behind microphone), acting clan leader for an Auk Kwáan clan, leading a dance

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