Copies of photographs depicting Little Powder, an Arapaho chief; High Backbone, a Cheyenne Indian, or Hump, a Sioux Indian married to a Cheyenne woman; Chief Joseph, October 1877; and Squaw Jim, a two-spirit Crow Indian, seated next to a Crow woman.
John Hale Fouch (1849-1933) served as the first post photographer at Fort Keogh, Montana Territory, opening his own studio as early as 1877. He photographed Chief Joseph after his surrender and imprisonment and may have been the first to photograph the battlefield at Little Big Horn. He established studios in Minnesota after leaving Montana in the late 1870s and continued his photographic work until about 1900, after which he moved to California and became a real estate agent.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R92-39
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Fouch photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 87-2P, and Photo Lot 90-1.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives also holds Fouch photographs in the Nelson Appleton Miles Photograph Collection.
Donated by Dr. James Brust, 1991.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
The photographs are made from originals owned by James Brust. His permission is required before the copy prints can be reproduced.
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Scope and Contents:
Vocabularies of Upper Umpqua, according to J. I. Milhau (Bureau of American Ethnology Number 193) and of "Willopah," (Kwalhioqua, Bureau of American Ethnology Number 110), according to George Gibbs. Copy, in parallel columns, in the handwriting of F. L. O. Roehrig.