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Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians

Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Names:
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904  Search this
Lean Wolf.  Search this
Parker, Quanah, 1845?-1911  Search this
Plenty Coups Chief of the Crows, 1848-1932  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Extent:
340 copy prints (circa)
3 Prints (albumen)
333 glass negatives (wet plate collodion and dry gelatin)
69 copy negatives
Culture:
Piegan Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Wichita Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Oto Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Kansa Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Kiowa Apache Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Nez Percé Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Brulé Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Hunkpapa Indians  Search this
Iowa Indians  Search this
Paloos Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy prints
Prints
Glass negatives
Copy negatives
Photographs
Date:
circa 1874-1890
Scope and Contents note:
Portraits of American Indians made by Charles Milton Bell in his Washington, DC studio. Depicted individuals include Red Cloud, Oglala; Spotted Tail, Brule; Quanah Parker, Comanche; Nawat, Arapaho; Scabby Bull, Arapaho; Wolf Robe, Cheyenne; D. W. Bushyhead, Cherokee; John Jumper, Seminole; Plenty Coups, Crow; Rushing Bear, Arikara; Gall, Hunkpapa; John Grass, Sihasapa; Lean Wolf, Hidatsa; Chief Joseph, Nez Perce; and Lone Wolf, Kiowa; as well as people associated with Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show. The collection also includes copies of some images by other photographers, including G. G. Rockwood and F. T. Cummins.
Biographical/Historical note:
Charles Milton Bell (circa 1849-1893) was the youngest member of a family of photographers that operated a studio in Washington, DC, from around 1860-1874. Charles Milton Bell established his own studio on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1873 and it rapidly became one of the leading photography studios in the city. Bell developed the patronage of Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, who sent American Indian visitors to the studio to have their portraits made. Bell also made photographs of Indians for the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of American Ethnology.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80, NAA MS 4661
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Copy prints previously filed in MS 4661 have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 80. These are also copy prints of Bell negatives that were acquired from Boyce and form part of this collection.
Additional C. M. Bell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4420, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 81-44, Photo lot 87-2P, and Photo Lot 90-1.
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Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians, circa 1874-1890
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 80, Charles Milton Bell photographs of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80

Bureau of American Ethnology collection of stereographs relating to American Indians

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Photographer:
Bennett & Brown  Search this
Caswell & Davy  Search this
Continent Stereoscopic Company  Search this
E. & H.T. Anthony (Firm)  Search this
J. Gurney & Son  Search this
Whitney & Zimmerman  Search this
Barker, George, 1844-1894  Search this
Bennett, H. H. (Henry Hamilton), 1843-1908  Search this
Brown, William Henry, 1844-1886  Search this
Childs, B. F. (Brainard F.), ca. 1841-1921  Search this
Cross, W. R. (William R.)  Search this
Doerr, H. A. (Henry A.), 1826-1885  Search this
Haynes, F. Jay (Frank Jay), 1853-1921  Search this
Heister, H. T., (Henry T.), -1895  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Jarvis, J. F. (John F.), b. 1850  Search this
Morrow, Stanley J.  Search this
Payne, H. T.  Search this
Robinson, H. N.  Search this
Savage, C. R. (Charles Roscoe), 1832-1909  Search this
Singley, B. L. (Benjamin Lloyd)  Search this
Soule, John P.  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Wittick, Ben, 1845-1903  Search this
Publisher:
Florida Club (Cooperative)  Search this
Keystone View Company  Search this
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Brubaker, C. B.  Search this
Names:
Curly, approximately 1856-1923  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
70 Stereographs (circa, albumen)
Culture:
Arctic peoples  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Ojibwa Indians -- depicted  Search this
Seneca Indians -- depicted  Search this
Mandan Indians -- depicted  Search this
Oglala Indians -- depicted  Search this
Southern Paiute Indians -- depicted  Search this
Tewa Indians -- depicted  Search this
Shoshoni Indians -- depicted  Search this
Sisseton Indians -- depicted  Search this
Winnebago Indians -- depicted  Search this
Tuscarora Indians -- depicted  Search this
Ute Indians -- depicted  Search this
Eskimos  Search this
Hopi Indians -- depicted  Search this
Isleta Indians -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Kiowa Indians -- depicted  Search this
Laguna Indians -- depicted  Search this
Arikara Indians -- depicted  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- depicted  Search this
Dakota Indians -- depicted  Search this
Hidatsa Indians -- depicted  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Stereographs
Photographs
Date:
late 19th century-early 20th century
Scope and Contents note:
Stereographs documenting American Indians and their built and natural environments, including studio portraits and depictions of camps and dwellings, graves, infants in cradleboards, and pottery. Specific images portray Sitting Bull's camp at Fort Randall, Curly at the Custer monument, and a Southern Plains delegation at the White House Conservatory. Photographed tribes include the Winnebago, Tuscarora, Tesuque, Seneca, San Juan, Pecos, Ojibwa, Oglala, Ute, Kaibab, Sisseton, Arikara, Mandan, Hopi, Shoshoni, Isleta, and Laguna Indians, as well as natives of Alaska and Labrador. Frequently commissioned by railroad companies, the photographs were published by a variety of firms including E. & H. T. Anthony & Company, George Barker, H. H. Bennett, Bennett & Brown, W. Henry Brown, Caswell & Davy, Childs Art Gallery, B. B. Brubaker, Continent Stereo Company, W. R. Cross, H. A. Doerr, J. Gurney & Son, Haynes, H. T. Hiester, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, J. F. Jarvis, Keystone View Company, B. L. Singley, S. J. Morrow, H. T. Payne, H. N. Robinson, C. R. Savage, John P. Soule, Underwood & Underwood, Whitney's Gallery, Whitney & Zimmerman, and Ben Wittick.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 140
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by these photographers can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in additional collections of stereographs relating to American Indians (MS 4551 and Photo Lot 90-1)
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Bureau of American Ethnology collection of stereographs relating to American Indians, late 19th century-early 20th century
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Dwellings  Search this
Cradleboards  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 140, Bureau of American Ethnology collection of stereographs relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.140
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-140

Robert M. Farring Jr. photograph collection of Indian delegations

Creator:
Faring, Robert M. Jr  Search this
Names:
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs  Search this
Extent:
61 Prints (silver gelatin)
169 polaroid prints (color)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Coeur d'Alene Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Arapaho Indians  Search this
Kickapoo Indians  Search this
Passamaquoddy Indians  Search this
Uinta Indians  Search this
Pima Indians  Search this
Makah Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Vietnamese  Search this
Nooksack Indians  Search this
Yavapai Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Wahpeton Indians  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Paiute Indians  Search this
Shoshoni Indians  Search this
Shawnee Indians  Search this
French  Search this
Delaware Indians  Search this
Zuni Indians  Search this
Tohono O'Odham Indians  Search this
Navajo Indians  Search this
Washoe Indians  Search this
Creek Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Seminole Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Osage Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Yakama Indians  Search this
Umatilla Indians  Search this
Winnebago Indians  Search this
Seneca Indians  Search this
Colville Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Lummi Indians  Search this
Mescalero Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Cochiti Indians  Search this
Apache Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Comanche Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Kiowa Indians  Search this
Kalispel Indians  Search this
Spokane Indians  Search this
Choctaw Indians  Search this
Laguna Indians  Search this
Cherokee Indians  Search this
Muskogean Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Prints
Polaroid prints
Photographs
Date:
1967-1971
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting tribal delegates, probably made by Robert M. Farring during tribal group visits to the Bureau of Indian Affairs Washington office. Many of the photographs were originally mounted in notebooks with identification of pictured individuals and their affiliations.
Biographical/Historical note:
Robert M. Farring, Jr. is an employee in the Tribal Operations office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 85-21
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs of American Indian delegations can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 4286, MS 4638, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, and the BAE historical negatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Salish Indians  Search this
Delegations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 85-21, Robert M. Farring Jr. photograph collection of Indian delegations, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.85-21
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-85-21

James E. McClees Studio photographs of American Indian delegates

Creator:
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.) (studio owner and photographer)  Search this
Publisher:
Blackmore Museum (Salisbury, England)  Search this
Photographer:
Cohner, Samuel A.  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Extent:
32 mounted prints (albumen)
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
Sauk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Wahpeton Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Yankton Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Mounted prints
Date:
circa 1850 to 1863
bulk 1857-1858
Scope and Contents note:
Studio portraits made by the James E. McClees Studio and published by the Blackmore Museum, depicting American Indian visitors to Washington, D.C. The series is identified by an 1863 broadside in the collection as "Photographs of some of the principal Chiefs of the North American Indians, made when they have visited Washington as deputations from their Tribes." Yankton, Sisseton, Mdewakanton, Wahpeton, Pawnee, Potawatomi, Sauk and Fox, Ponca, and Ojibwa Indians are represented. Three additional portraits depict men (possibly Cree) and were probably made by a different photographer.
Biographical/Historical note:
James Earl McClees (1821-1887) trained as a daguerreotypist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before opening a studio in Washington, D.C. in 1857. He was an early user of paper photographic processes and was well-known for photographing delegations of American Indians. His Washington studio, known as the James E. McClees Studio, operated in 1857-1858 with Julian Vannerson (1827-?) and Samuel Cohner as its most established operators. The studio was taken over by Robert W. Addis in 1858. Among Addis's proprietors was Antonio Zeno Schindler, an artist who made copies of photographs for English philanthropist and collector William Blackmore (1827-1878). Blackmore purchased the McClees Studio's negatives from Shindler, later transferring them to the Smithsonian. The Bureau of American Ethnology absorbed the photographs upon its formation in 1878-1879.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4286
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional McClees Studio and Vannerson photographs held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives and Photo Lot 4420.
Glass negatives relating to William Henry Blackmore, including copies of photographs collected by Blackmore, held in the British Museum and in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 31 and the BAE historical negatives.
Artifacts collected by Blackmore held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accessions 1846, 2371, and 1826.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
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James E. McClees photographs of American Indian delegates, circa 1850 to 1863
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Photo Lot 4286, James E. McClees Studio photographs of American Indian delegates, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4286
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4286

Copies of Stanley J. Morrow photographs

Creator:
Morrow, Stanley J.  Search this
Extent:
434 copy prints
Culture:
Ponca Indians  Search this
Mandan Indians  Search this
Cheyenne Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Hidatsa Indians  Search this
Arikara Indians  Search this
Oglala Indians  Search this
Teton Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Sisseton Indians  Search this
Wahpeton Indians  Search this
Yanktonai Indians  Search this
Santee Indians  Search this
Bannock Indians  Search this
Hunkpapa Indians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
copy prints
Photographs
Place:
South Dakota
Date:
circa 1865-1887
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Stanley J. Morrow depicting Plains Indians, agencies, and United States Army installations and expeditions. About half of the subjects relate to American Indians, including Arikara, Hidatsa, Mandan, Ponca, Crow, Cheyenne, Bannock, Hunkpapa, Oglala, and other Teton Sioux including "Loafer Band," Yanktonai, Santee, Sisseton and Wahpeton. The rest include views of Yankton, Vermillion, Deadwood and Rapid City in the 1880s; Civil War scenes; the Battle of Slim Buttes (1876); the reburial expedition at Little Big Horn (1877); and Morrow family portraits. Though the bulk of the photographs appear to have been made by Morrow, some were likely created by other photographers.
Biographical/Historical note:
Stanley J. Morrow (1843-1921) was a pioneer photographer who documented American Indians, forts and agencies, and military expeditions, largely in the Great Plains region. Born in Richland County, Ohio, Morrow received his first training in photography as Matthew B. Brady's volunteer assistant (ca. 1863-1865) in the US Army. Morrow was mustered out of the army in early 1865 and returned to Wisconsin to marry Iza Ketchum. Late in 1868, Morrow and his family moved to Yankton, Dakota Territory, where he opened a studio. In 1874, Morrow opened a branch photo gallery in St. Helena, Nebraska, and photographed the territorial legislature. Morrow was an official photographer under the command of General George Crook after the battle of the Little Big Horn, photographing the Battle of Slim Buttes in September 1876. He was also the photographer for the initial reburial expedition at Little Big Horn under W. K. Sanderson in 1877. The Morrow family moved to Florida in 1883, though Stanley Morrow continued to photograph in the South and East until his death.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R4468
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Stanley J. Morrow photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 140, MS 4751, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo lot 79, MS 4720, and the BAE historical negatives.
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds Stanley J. Morrow photographs and negative collection, and Morrow photographs in the General Nelson A. Miles collection.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Permission to publish must be obtained from the Over Museum which has the copy negatives and is planning publication of some of the collection.
Topic:
Slim Buttes, Battle of, S.D., 1876  Search this
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot R4468, Copies of Stanley J. Morrow photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R4468
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r4468

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