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Willis G. Tilton photograph collection of American Indians

Collector:
Tilton, Willis G.  Search this
Names:
Field Museum of Natural History  Search this
Big Foot, -1890  Search this
Geronimo, 1829-1909  Search this
Photographer:
Dorsey, George A. (George Amos), 1868-1931  Search this
Gutekunst, Frederick, 1831-1917  Search this
Hall, E. E.  Search this
James, George Wharton, 1858-1923  Search this
Maude, F. H. (Frederic Hamer)  Search this
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Thompson, J. Eric S. (John Eric Sidney), 1898-1975  Search this
Voth, H. R. (Henry R.), 1855-1931  Search this
Winternitz, L.  Search this
Extent:
685 Negatives (circa, glass and nitrate)
Culture:
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians -- depicted  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
BrulĂ© Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Jicarilla Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Kootenai Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Kwakiutl Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Piegan Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Taos Indians  Search this
Iroquois Indians  Search this
Umatilla Indians  Search this
White Mountain Apache Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Arctic peoples  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Mayas  Search this
Patagonians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Haida Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Hunkpapa Indians  Search this
Chiricahua Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Coast Salish Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Place:
Belize
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Oraibi (Ariz.)
Date:
circa 1880-1930
bulk 1899-1904
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by Willis G. Tilton, a dealer in artifacts and photographs relating to American Indians. Many of the photographs were made by Field Columbian Museum photographer Charles Carpenter at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in 1904; many others were created by various photographers for Field Museum publications. Notable subjects include Big Foot, dead in the snow at the Wounded Knee battlefield; Arapaho and Cheyenne social dances; Hopi ceremonies; a reenactment of the shooting of Sitting Bull; Sun Dances (Arapaho, Assiniboin and Atsina, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Ponca); and views of the United States Indian School Building and Pawnee Indians at the the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. Other photographs include portraits and images of artifacts, basket weaving, cradles, dress, dwelling, tipis and other dwellings, and tree burials. There are also some photographs of Henry Field's expedition to Iraq in 1934 (Field museum anthropological expedition to the Near East), work elephants in Burma, Pipestone Quarry in Minnesota, a church in the Yucatan, and a rickshaw and cart in Ceylon.
Biographical/Historical note:
Willis G. Tilton was a dealer and owner of the store, Tilton Indian Relics, in Topeka, Kansas.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 89-8, NAA Photo Lot 135
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs in the Tilton Collection, previously filed in Photo Lot 135, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 89-8. These photographs were also purchased by the Bureau of American Ethnology from Willis G. Tilton and form part of this collection.
Associated photographs still held in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.
Most photographs included in the card catalog of copy negatives and in the reference file prints by tribe.
Additional photographs by Dorsey held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4721 and Photo Lot 24.
Correspondence from Dorsey held in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4821, records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, the J.C. Pilling Papers, and the Ales Hrdlicka Papers.
Additional photographs by Nelson held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 171, Photo Lot 133, Photo Lot 24, and the BAE historical negatives.
Additional Maude photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 90-1 and Photo Lot 24.
Additional E. E. Hall photographs held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4978 and Photo Lot 24.
The Smithsonian Institution Archives holds Nelson's field reports (SIA Acc. 97-123) and the Edward William Nelson and Edward Alphonso Goldman Collection (SIA RU007364).
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Willis G. Tilton photograph collection of American Indians, circa 1880-1930 (bulk 1899-1904)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890  Search this
Sun Dance  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 89-8, Willis G. Tilton photograph collection of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-8
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-89-8

Photographs of Winold Reiss portraits of Plains Indians

Artist:
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953  Search this
Extent:
75 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
Kainah Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of Winold Reiss drawings of Plains Indians, particularly Blackfeet or Kainah Indians, circa 1927.
Biographical/Historical note:
Winold Reiss (1886-1953) was a German-born American artist who specialized in portraits of American Indians. After attending art school in Munich, he immigrated to the United States in 1915 and began drawing pastel portraits of members of the Blackfoot tribes. In addition, Reiss drew portraits of workers and revolutionaries in Mexico as well as residents of Harlem in New York City. Reiss was also commissioned to draw portraits of American Indians for Great Northern Railway calendars.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 77-15
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional artwork by Winold Reiss can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7534, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 87-2P, and the Acee Blue Eagle Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Photo lot 77-15, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.77-15
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-77-15

Anemone globosa (Torr. & A. Gray) Nutt. ex A. Heller

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Elmer Drew Merrill  Search this
E. N. Wilcox  Search this
Place:
Bars of Gros Ventre River, Adam's Ranch, Jackson's Hole., Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Jul 1901
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Ranunculaceae
Published Name:
Anemone globosa (Torr. & A. Gray) Nutt. ex A. Heller
Barcode:
03672221
USNM Number:
581088
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15128261

Ranunculus subrigidus Drew

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
In ponds, Gros Ventre ., Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
14 Aug 1881 or 14 Aug 1882
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ranunculales Ranunculaceae
Published Name:
Ranunculus subrigidus Drew
Barcode:
01210112
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0774
USNM Number:
317429
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_11175723
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Gayophytum diffusum subsp. parviflorum F. H. Lewis & Szweyk.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
Dry, sandy soil, Gros Ventre River, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
13 Aug 1881 or 13 Aug 1882
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Onagraceae
Published Name:
Gayophytum diffusum subsp. parviflorum F. H. Lewis & Szweyk.
Barcode:
01189856
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0507
USNM Number:
317319
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10982406
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Crepis acuminata Nutt.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
Tributaries of the Gros Ventre River, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
16 Aug 1881 to 16 Aug 1882
Common name:
Hawksbeard
Tapertip hawksbeard
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Cichorioideae
Published Name:
Crepis acuminata Nutt.
Barcode:
01186201
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0459
USNM Number:
317141
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10885026
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Suaeda occidentalis (S. Watson) S. Watson

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
Gros Ventre River., Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
31 Jul 1881 to 31 Jul 1882
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Caryophyllales Chenopodiaceae
Published Name:
Suaeda occidentalis (S. Watson) S. Watson
Barcode:
01169588
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0252
USNM Number:
317445
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NMNH - Botany Dept.
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edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10626128
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Pyrrocoma uniflora var. uniflora (Hook.) Greene

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
foothills, head of Gros Ventre River, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Aug 1881 or 12 Aug 1882
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Pyrrocoma uniflora var. uniflora (Hook.) Greene
Barcode:
01170409
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0065
USNM Number:
317146
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10779005
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Phacelia hastata Douglas ex Lehm.

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
Hillsedes head of Gros Ventre River, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
13 Aug 1881 or 13 Aug 1882
Common name:
Silverleaf phacelia
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Hydrophyllaceae
Published Name:
Phacelia hastata Douglas ex Lehm.
Barcode:
01160485
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0147
USNM Number:
317263
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10818834
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Saxifraga odontoloma Piper

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Place:
In small creek bottoms emptying into the Gros Ventre, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
12 Aug 1881 to 12 Aug 1882
Common name:
brook saxifrage
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Saxifragaceae
Published Name:
Saxifraga odontoloma Piper
Barcode:
00858065
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0032
USNM Number:
317379
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10471709
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Parnassia fimbriata K.D. Koenig

Biogeographical Region:
73 - Northwestern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. H. Forwood  Search this
Expedition:
Expedition to Yellowstone National Park and vicinity: Gen. P.H. Sheridan, 1881-'82  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Meadows  Search this
Place:
Gros Ventre River, Wyoming, United States, North America
Collection Date:
13 Aug 1881 to 13 Aug 1882
Common name:
fringed grass of Parnassus
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Saxifragaceae (celastraceae)
Published Name:
Parnassia fimbriata K.D. Koenig
Barcode:
00858183
Other Numbers:
Work Unit : 0048
USNM Number:
317385
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10816470
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Cradle

Collector:
Rev. John M. Cooper  Search this
Rev. Eli W. Lindesmith  Search this
Donor Name:
Catholic University Of America  Search this
Culture:
Cheyenne  Search this
Object Type:
Cradle
Place:
Fort Keogh, Custer County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
6 Jul 1956
Collection Date:
1882
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
211312
USNM Number:
E395625A-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8424397
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Parfleche Meat Case

Collector:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Dr. Washington Matthews  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Hidatsa  Search this
Object Type:
Parfleche
Place:
Not Given, Dakota Territory, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1865 to 1868
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8416-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481337
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Bow, Bowcase / Quiver, And Arrows

Collector:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Dr. Washington Matthews  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Hidatsa  Search this
Object Type:
Bow / Quiver / Arrow
Place:
Not Given, Dakota Territory, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1865 to 1868
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8418-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481359
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Wheel Used In Games By Berthold Indians

Collector:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Dr. Washington Matthews  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Hidatsa  Search this
Object Type:
Hoop And Pole Game
Place:
Fort Berthold (not certain) / Fort Stevenson (not certain), Mclean County (not certain), Dakota Territory (not certain) / North Dakota (not certain), United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1867 to 1868
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8422-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481409
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Medicine Man's Rattle

Collector:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Dr. Washington Matthews  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Hidatsa  Search this
Object Type:
Rattle
Place:
Not Given, Dakota Territory, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1865 to 1868
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8423-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481420
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Women's Gambling Implements Of Berthold Indians

Collector:
Dr. U S Army Charles C. Gray  Search this
Dr. Washington Matthews  Search this
Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Length - Object:
20.95 cm
Width - At Middle:
1.587 cm
Culture:
Hidatsa  Search this
Object Type:
Dice
Place:
Fort Berthold (not certain) / Fort Stevenson (not certain), Mclean County (not certain), Dakota Territory (not certain) / North Dakota (not certain), United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Collection Date:
1867 to 1868
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8425-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8481441
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Pipe-Stem

Donor Name:
Army Medical Museum  Search this
Culture:
Hidatsa  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
Fort Buford, Williams County, Dakota Territory / North Dakota, United States, North America
Accession Date:
18 Feb 1869
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
416140
USNM Number:
E8496-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8482179
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Acculturated Moccasins (1 Pair)

Collector:
Charles H. Harris  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Albert H. Wood  Search this
Culture:
Gros Ventre  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Fort Assiniboine, Near, Hill County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
27 Mar 1951
Collection Date:
1884 - 1888
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
191867
USNM Number:
E391183-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8422118
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Moccasins (1 Pair)

Collector:
Charles H. Harris  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Albert H. Wood  Search this
Culture:
Gros Ventre  Search this
Object Type:
Moccasin
Place:
Fort Assiniboine, Near, Hill County, Montana, United States, North America
Accession Date:
27 Mar 1951
Collection Date:
1884 - 1888
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
191867
USNM Number:
E391184-0
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Data Source:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8422119
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