Self Esteem, Cherry Creek, 1922

Self Esteem

 

Self Esteem p.2

These documents from the National Archives in Kansas City, Missouri are in the public domain. They can be found in Record Group 75.  Content reflects the mindset of the currently unidentified 1922 Social Survey taker in 1922. Information is posted in order to make it available to those to whom it would otherwise be inaccessible. Documents are also posted in an effort to inform and educate people about the living conditions on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota, 1922.

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6 Comments

  1. echostains said,

    December 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    These records give a very lucid account about how these people lived – and the tone in which they are written about is very revealing in regards to the attitude of this time. I’m glad these records still exist and people can view them. They bear witness to their hardship and their history.

    • December 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

      Hi Lynda. These are also a record of cultural genocide via the forcing of white culture on people with a very rich culture of their own.
      Thanks for engaging.

  2. jolsenho said,

    December 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Terrific that you’re doing this. Some of these scans can really be sharpened with photoshop. Image-Mode-Grayscale; Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur (adjusted radius with experience); Set the levels with CTRL-L (set white to blur out bleed-through from back of page, then set black to darken text. May need to work on a section of the document at a time. Run Filter-sharpen-unsharp mask with the same radius as the blur, and you’ve got a cleaner, smaller document.
    Thanks again for making these available.

    • December 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

      Welcome jolsenho. Thanks for your expert suggestions for using photoshop. I haven’t “cleaned” these scans up in part because as they are they offer a sense of the original documents–which are typewritten, blurry, and do indeed bleed through from one side to the other. But it might be interesting for non-geek me to attempt your suggestions in the future. I appreciate your step by step instructions.
      So, why have you come to view Self Esteem’s 1922 Survey?

      • jolsenho said,

        December 16, 2010 at 8:05 am

        I’ve got a friend with a wordpress blog, and I’ve another friend who’s an admirable Lakota deeply involved in politics. Tripped over your site in looking for a connection between the two friends. Thought the latter and I would be working together on a project, but higher authorities thwarted it. Ah well, now I must turn my eyes east.

        You’ve plainly got an artistic gift and a passion for giving voice to the marginalized. Thank you for freely sharing that gift and that passion.

      • December 16, 2010 at 1:51 pm

        Well, am glad you ‘tripped’ over my blogcasa and found some things to appreciate. Ah, the bane of ‘higher authorities’–life might be much better without such folks. I hope the ‘east’ offers a way for you.
        There are many ways in which people can be marginalized–as groups and individuals.
        You’re welcome to ‘trip’ back here any time.
        Peace


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