Edgar Perry/White Mountain Apache Culture Center and Museum 3 (1976)

Apache/Ndee historian Edgar Perry continues his discussion of Apache history and culture (continues from first and second videos in this series).

Continuing from White Mountain Apache Culture Center and Museum (Apache History 2, ca. 1976)… Edgar Perry, in the museum, holds up a two-piece Apache camp dress, a person off-camera person holds the mic nearby; Perry then holds up a checked blanket with tassels; (at 2:02) then speaking into a mic and standing next to wooden board hanging on the wall on which are attached old photos, a buckle an old comb, a knife, a tin cup, a horseshoe, and other things he describes; then Perry in another room speaking with the mic and kneeling next to a saddle on a wooden saddle stand; then Perry standing near a wall of portraits focusing first on one of Geronimo as an old man, scene repeats and he continues to one of Geronimo’s wives (possibly Ta-ayz-slath?), Chiricahua Chief Benito as a a young and older man, a medicine man, Chief William Alchesay, Geronimo posing with three other Apache men, all holding rifles, a photo of Geronimo’s capture in a wooded clearing, Geronimo standing in the distance in a long line of warriors, then a group of Geronimo posing with warriors and perhaps female family members, a medicine man, then two children hugging, then a puberty-aged girl, then three puberty-aged girls posing with pollen and chalk on their faces, then another alone standing in profile holding a flat basket/plate and tus jug; then a woman carrying a basket hung from her head down the back, carrying vegetation; Perry then points out three burden baskets in progress hanging on the wall, and then a finished one; then to a photograph of several men posing by a building from the early 1900s, then two women posing on horseback and others standing nearby, then a puberty-aged girl holding a basket of flowers, then a baby in a cradleboard, then a wide shot of Fort Apache, then two photos of Whiteriver (Chʼilwózh), then a family posing on three donkeys in profile; then a picture of two others on donkey bringing back some of the harvest, then a woman, two girls and a boy posing wearing blankets and holding a tus, then a family unit — three women, two men and two children — posing outside of a wickiup, then two women posing with a baby in a cradleboard, then two girls posing wearing blankets, then a man and woman posing (David and Helen Cane — spelling?) standing next to the Kinishba Ruins, then Chief Alchesay and nine other men posing, then Chief Alchesay as an old man, then again posing outside a wickiup with his wife, then a girl and boy posing, then Chief Alchesay, General George Crook (with his donkey) and another man posing, then Chief Alchesay posing with other cowboys on horseback, then a younger Chief Alchesay posing with cowboy hat in hand, then a head/shoulders portrait of Chief Alchesay, then Chief Alchesay and John Dayson (spelling?) posing, then a woman posing with two boys, then a woman posing with baskets, then a head/shoulders portrait of a woman wearing eagle feathers and elaborate bead necklaces, then two women carrying bundles of branches off their foreheads, then a woman with the tip of her nose cut off (and some scarring on her cheeks) posing, then old Geronimo wearing a hat with two horn-like peaks, then a girl collecting water from the river and her horse nearby, then a group of Apache kids posing behind a young white boy — a large long-house looking structure under construction behind; (at 19:53) Perry pointing to a fancy, two-piece metal-beaded buckskin dress for puberty-aged girls; he then points out three burden baskets hanging on the wall; then Perry points out smaller beaded items on a table — a wallet, a bottle covering, a tiny burden basket and other objects; the camera then switches to the wall full of beaded items — belts, headbands, barrettes, and necklaces, and then to another wall full of beaded necklaces, neckties, earrings, keychains, and a cradleboard; Perry standing in front of a painting of an Apache crown dancer, a vase of arrows and a sign that reads “Indian Village” as he demonstrates parts of the arrows; he then points out a mantel with different kinds of trophies and a display of arrowheads, and picks up a bundle of white sticks (for the game), a spur, a black Apache scout dress helmet with an eagle symbol and spike on top to which is attache a plume of horse hair and turkey feathers, then the canteen and jacket that goes with the whole uniform; and finally he pulls down a framed newspaper article on Willie Major and Perry’s grandfather. 

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