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Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-2023-004

Scope and Contents

The photographs in this collection document the activities of the inter-tribal ceremonial festival over the first several decades of its existence (1920s-1970s), including the parades, musical and dance performances, the rodeos; and depicts the various arts, crafts, and dress of the many participating Indigenous Peoples. The collection also shows an evolving portrait of the town of Gallup, New Mexico and Red Rock Park, as well as its everyday people and visitors - coming, going, and observing the festivities.


  • 1920s - 1970s
  • Majority of material found in 1953


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publications or distribution.

For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.

Biographical / Historical

The Gallup, New Mexico Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is an annual festival held in and around Red Rock Park near Gallup, New Mexico since 1922.


306 items (1 box) : photographs, 38 real photo postcards, film negatives, 3 contact sheets, 1 transparency slide, ephemera

Language of Materials



Photographs from the Gallup Indian Ceremonial during the years 1920-1970.
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131