Photographs of Navajo medicine and sweat lodge ceremonies, including views of the construction of the lodges, preparations for the ceremonies, sandpaintings, and participants. There are also photographs of family groups, the ruins in Canyon de Chelly, sheep and goat herds, and of foot and horse racing.
George Schwemberger joined the Franciscan order as a lay brother, adopting the name Simeon and moving to the mission at St. Michael's, Arizona in 1901. In late 1907 he left St. Michael's to open a photo gallery in Gallup, New Mexico. Individual photographs are 11.6 x 16.6 cm., with copyright statement inscribed. Letterpress or manuscript captions accompany each photograph, 32 of which form a numbered series with descriptive captions.
1 album (42 photographic prints) : b & w ; 16.5 x 27.4 cm.
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