This portal features a small group of Keystone View Company stereographs (3d photographs) of Diné (Navajo) peoples from the Michigan State University Museum (https://www.museum.msu.edu/) collections. It further includes related archival material and educational videos, as well as several Navajo rugs from the Museum collection. Created between 1900-1930, all of the images feature Navajo weavers or activities and places related to the production of Navajo textiles.
The portal is a work in progress. The goals are to enhance the documentation of this collection, and to present Navajo ways of knowing and seeing the images. Critical to this work will be the information shared by Diné cultural specialists and writers to help with interpreting the images. Another goal is to design educational materials for use in K-12 schools. The curatorial team is currently applying for funding to achieve these goals.