Relate to Apache, Kansa, Osage, Oto, [Winnebago ?], and Plains Indians, made at various locations, ca. 1880.
Catalog Number 4691: (1) Tribe: Apache Description: Geronimo as a prisoner of U. S. soldiers. Photographer: Not recorded Date: Copyright 1909. (2) Kansa Tipis at the Kansa Reservation, Oklahoma and a studio portrait of Chief Wash-Un-Ga (seated) Copyright 1906. (3) Kansa Full face portrait of Chief Wa-Shun-gah Copyright 1906 Negative Number 55,091. (4) Kansa Profile portrait of Chief Wa-Shun-gah Coyright 1906 Negative Number 55,091-A. (5) Osage "G. Michelle, Osage Indian Dancer" (in costume) Cpoyright by W. J. Boag Copyright 1910. (6) Osage "Osage Indian Camp, Bird Creek, Indian Ty." Copyright by Drum, Bartlesville, Indian Territory Postmarked September 1906. (7) Osage Posed portrait of Ex-Chief Bacon Rind. (8) Oto Profile portrait of Gi-Ca-Ba, Oto chief and warrior Negative Number 55,092. (9) [Winnebago ?] Indian family in front of mat-covered lodge Copyright 1909. (19)Plains "Perils of the Plains- 1852." Indians attacking white men in wagon Copyright 1909.
NAA MS 4691
Filed: Original prints, Apache, Kansa, Osage, Oto, [Winnebago ?], and Plains.
Photographs relating to American Indian or frontier themes, including portraits, expedition photographs, landscapes, and other images of dwellings, transportation, totem poles, ceremonies, infants and children in cradleboards, camps and towns, hunting and fishing, wild west shows, food preparation, funeral customs, the US Army and army posts, cliff dwellings, and grave mounds and excavations. The collection also includes images of prisoners at Fort Marion in 1875, Sioux Indians involved in the Great Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, the Fort Laramie Peace Commission of 1868, Sitting Bull and his followers after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.
There are studio portraits of well-known Indians, including American Horse, Big Bow, Four Bears, Iron Bull, Ouray, Red Cloud, Red Dog, Red Shirt, Sitting Bull, Spotted Tail, Three Bears, and Two Guns White Calf. Depicted delegations include a Sauk and Fox meeting in Washington, DC, with Lewis V. Bogy and Charles E. Mix in 1867; Kiowas and Cheyennes at the White House in 1863; and Dakotas and Crows who visited President Warren G. Harding in 1921. Images of schools show Worcester Academy in Vinita, Oklahoma; Chilocco Indian School; Carlisle Indian Industrial School; Haskell Instittue, and Albuquerque Indian School.
Some photographs relate to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, 1876; World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893; Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, 1903; and Centennial Exposition of the Baltimore and Ohio Railraod, 1876. Expedition photographs show the Crook expedition of 1876, the Sanderson expedition to the Custer Battlefield in 1877, the Wheeler Survey of the 1870s, Powell's surveys of the Rocky Mountain region during the 1860s and 1870s, and the Hayden Surveys.
Outstanding single views include the party of Zuni Indians led to the sea by Frank Hamilton Cushing; Episcopal Church Rectory and School Building, Yankton Agency; Matilda Coxe Stevenson and a companion taking a photographs of a Zuni ceremony; John Moran sketching at Acoma; Ben H. Gurnsey's studio with Indian patrons; Quapaw Mission; baptism of a group of Paiutes at Coeur d'Alene Mission; court-martial commission involved in the trial of Colonel Joseph J. Reynolds, 1877; President Harding at Sitka, Alaska; Walter Hough at Hopi in 1902; and Mrs. Jesse Walter Fewkes at Hopi in 1897.
George V. Allen was an attorney in Lawrence, Kansas and an early member of the National Stereoscope Association. Between the 1950s and 1980s, Allen collected an extensive collection of photographs of the American West, mostly in stereographs, but also including cartes-de-visite and other styles of mounted prints, photogravures, lantern slides, autochromes, and glass negatives.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 90-1
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George V. Allen photograph collection of American Indians and the American frontier, circa 1860-1935