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Copies of Emma "Mahkuk" Wahbnum-Young photograph collection of Prairie Potawatomi Indians, circa 1880s - 1890s

Collector:
Wahbnum-Young, Emma "Mahkuk"
Photographer:
Ireland, W. R
Oaks, W. M
Physical description:
8 copy negatives
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1880s - 1890s
Notes:
Emma "Mahkuk" Wahbnum-Young (probably 1897-1974) lived in Mayetta, Kansas, in the 1960s and was probably married to John Wahbnum. She may have previously lived in Holton, Kansas.
Summary:
Copies of portraits of Potawatomi Indians, some by W. M. Oaks and W. R. Ireland. They include portraits of Bear Chief (Ma ko ko ma), John Young, Joe Cook (Ke so be tuk) and his wife Wkettchi, Wigwas and his wife Nancy, Frank Young, Willie Grey, Arthur Kitchkumee, and Wenbetoh.
Cite as:
Photo lot R81E, Copies of Emma "Mahkuk" Wahbnum-Young photograph collection of Prairie Potawatomi Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot R81E
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

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James A. Clifton photographs of Potawatomis and Potawatomi artifacts, circa 1850-1965 (bulk 1963-1964)

Photographer and collector:
Clifton, James A
Photographer:
Bee, Robert L
Gill, De Lancey 1859-1940
Densmore, Frances 1867-1957
Field, H.B
Creator:
Topeka Capital-Journal
Physical description:
20 mounted prints : silver gelatin
7 mounted copy prints
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Date:
circa 1850-1965
bulk 1963-1964
Notes:
James A. Clifton is a psychological anthropologist and ethnohistorian. He graduated with a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Oregon in 1960 and was the Emeritus Frankenthal Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.
Summary:
Photographs depicting Potawatomi Indians, including copy prints of 19th century portraits as well as photographs by James A. Clifton and Dr. Robert L. Bee of Potawatomi interviewees and a Potawatomi pow wow. The collection also includes images of Potawatomi artifacts, including heirloom pipes, a grave house, dice counters, a drum and Ojibwa participants in a drum presentation ceremony. Photographs are mounted for publication and have captions.
Cite as:
Photo lot 78-46, James Alfred Clifton photographs of Potawatomis and Potawatomi artifacts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Powwows
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 78-46
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

[Gunogwe Mazhi], 1935

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Physical description:
2 photographic prints : black & white ; 12.5 x 8 centimeters
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1935
Summary:
Two duplicate prints; landes_photo_potawatomi_people_09 was printed at a later date. Photograph of Gunogwe Mazhi (or Masha), one of Ruth Landes' informants from her field research among the Prarie Potawatomi in Mayetta, Kansas in 1935-36. Her daughter is Louise Nocktonick. Handwritten on verso of landes_photo_potawatomi_people_05 by Landes: "Mrs. Mæzi. Pot. Mayetta, Ks, 1935."
Cite as:
Image ID #, Potawatomi: People, Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_potawatomi_people_05
Image ID landes_photo_potawatomi_people_09
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National Anthropological Archives

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[Profile of Gunogwe Mazhi], 1935

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Physical description:
2 photographic prints : black & white ; 12.5 x 8 centimeters
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1935
Summary:
Two duplicate prints; landes_photo_potawatomi_people_10 was printed at a later date. Photograph of Gunogwe Mazhi (or Masha), one of Ruth Landes' informants from her field research among the Prarie Potawatomi in Mayetta, Kansas in 1935-36. Her daughter is Louise Nocktonick. Handwritten on verso of landes_photo_potawatomi_people_06 by Landes: "II. Pot, Mayetta, Ks, 1935. (reminded me of M-l) also I hv negative. Mrs. Mæzi Kuk no' Kwe [?]"
Cite as:
Image ID #, Potawatomi: People, Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_potawatomi_people_06
Image ID landes_photo_potawatomi_people_10
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[Louise (Mazhi or Masha) Nocktonick], 1935

Creator:
Landes, Ruth 1908-1991
Physical description:
1 photographic print : black & white ; 12.5 x 8 centimeters
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1935
Summary:
Photograph of Louise (Mazhi or Masha) Nocktonick, daughter of Gunogwe and one of Ruth Landes' informants during her fieldwork among the Prarie Potawatomi in Mayetta, Kansas in 1935-36. The two reconnected in the 1950s, corresponding with each other into the 1970s. Handwritten on verso by Landes: "Pots -- 1935, Mayetta, Ks. Louise Mæzi -- aged 22 -- wndrfl needle-wrk, etc."
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Image ID #, Potawatomi: People, Box 62, Ruth Landes Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
Image ID landes_photo_potawatomi_people_08
Image ID landes_photo_potawatomi_people_12
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Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi notes and texts collected by Truman Michelson, 1917

Collector:
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Creator:
Hale, Joe
Wap, John
Wap, Jesse
Physical description:
74 pages
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Sauk Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Folklore
Collection descriptions
Narratives
Manuscripts
Date:
1917
Summary:
Truman Michelson's linguistic and ethnographic notes on the Missouri Sauk and Potawatomi. The majority of the materials are from his work among the Potawatomi in Kansas. Michelson worked closely with Joe Hale, who also served as an interpreter. Among the Potawatomi notes are stories in English about Wisaka (Wisakea). The Sauk notes are primarily ethnographic and from his work with John Wap and Jesse Wap.
Cite as:
Manuscript 2743, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Sauk language
Potawatomi language
Language and languages--Documentation
Linguistics
Ethnology
Local number:
NAA MS 2743
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Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives

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Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk notes collected by Truman Michelson, 1928

Collector:
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Physical description:
44 pages
Culture:
Kickapoo Indians
Mexican Kickapoo
Potawatomi Indians
Sauk Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Vocabulary
Date:
1928
Summary:
Truman Michelson's handwritten Kickapoo, Mexican Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk notes, consisting of anthropometric measurements of Kickapoo people and one person of Kickapoo and Potawatomi heritage; Kickapoo, Potawatomi, and Sauk vocabulary; and some ethnological notes on social organization. These notes were collected during the summer of 1928, most likely during his fieldwork with the Kickapoo in Oklahoma.
Cite as:
Manuscript 3088, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Indians of North America--Anthropometry
Physical anthropology
Social structure
Kickapoo language
Potawatomi language
Sauk language
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 3088
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National Anthropological Archives

Potawatomi and Ojibwa notes collected by Truman Michelson, 1922

Collector:
Michelson, Truman 1879-1938
Physical description:
75 pages
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Ojibwa Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Vocabulary
Place:
Arpin (Wis.)
Reserve (Wis.)
Date:
1922
Summary:
Undated notebook containing anthropometric measurements and notes on the linguistics and ethnology of the Potawatomi and Ojibwa, collected by Truman Michelson in Wisconsin. According to Explorations and Field Work, Smithsonian Institution (Pub. 2711), Michelson traveled to Wisconsin to conduct research on the Potawatomi near Arpin and the Ojibwa near Reserve in August of 1922. Since the first page indicates that the Potawatomi notes were collected in Arpin, and a few of the Ojibwa notes are dated August, these notes were presumably gathered during this period.
Cite as:
Manuscript 1854, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Ethnology
Indians of North America--Anthropometry
Physical anthropology
Anthropometry
Linguistics
Language and languages--Documentation
Local number:
NAA MS 1854
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National Anthropological Archives

Mrs. J. W. Courtney collection of engravings and etchings relating to American Indians, circa 1850s

Creator:
Courtney, Mrs. J. W
Physical description:
5 prints : engravings and etchings
Culture:
Potawatomi Indians
Indians of North America Northeast
Type:
Engravings
Collection descriptions
Etchings
Date:
1850
Summary:
Photographs from books and magazines depicting meetings, a battle, and other events relating to American Indians. Each image is captioned; examples include "Indian Council," "Captain Heald in Council with the Pottawatamies," "De Soto's Great Battle with the Mobilians," "Squaws ducking Col. Smith," and "Mrs. Merrill Killing the Indians."
Cite as:
Photo Lot 3265, Mrs. J. W. Courtney collection of engravings and etchings relating to American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA Photo Lot 3265
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National Anthropological Archives

ME-TE-A, A POTTAWATOMIE CHIEF., from History of the Indian Tribes of North America

Publisher:
McKenney and Hall, 1836-1844
F. W. Greenough
Lithographer:
Courbould, 19th century
Copy after:
Charles Bird King, born Newport, RI 1785-died Washington, DC 1862
Printer:
I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment
Sitter:
ME-TE-A
Kiss Me
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (49.9 x 34.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1838
Topic:
Dress\ethnic\Indian dress
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Portrait male
Portrait male
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.153,288
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WA-BAUN-SEE, A POTTAWATOMIE CHIEF, from History of the Indian Tribes of North America

Publisher:
McKenney and Hall, 1836-1844
F. W. Greenough
Copy after:
Charles Bird King, born Newport, RI 1785-died Washington, DC 1862
Printer:
I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment
Sitter:
WA-BAUN-SEE
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 19 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (49.9 x 34.3 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
ca. 1838
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Miscellaneous\medal\Peace Medal
Portrait male
Occupation\other\chief
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1985.66.153,289
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Cha-co-to, a Pottawatomine

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Sitter:
Cha Co To
Medium:
color lithograph
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Portrait male\bust
Object number:
1985.66.151,677F
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

On-sáw-kie, The Sauk, in the Act of Praying

Artist:
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
Sitter:
Sauk
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1830
Description:
The Sauk, a member of the Potawatomi/Prairie Band, was probably painted by George Catlin at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1830. He described the Sauk as “in the act of praying; his prayer written in characters on a maple stick.” (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Portrait male
Recreation\church\prayer
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Object number:
1985.66.237
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CHA-CO-TO, A Pottowattomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Sitter:
Cha Co To
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Dress\ceremonial\Indian dress
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Portrait male\waist length
Occupation\other\chief
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.3
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SUN-A-GET or Hard Times; A Pottawatomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.21
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PE-CHE-CO; A Pottowattomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.36
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ME-NO-QUET; A Distinguished Pottowattomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.38
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KEE-O-TUCK-KEE; A Pottowattomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.41
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CHAT-O-MIS-SEE; Pottowattomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.43
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PACHE-E-PO; A Pottowattomie Chief, from The Aboriginal Portfolio

Artist:
James Otto Lewis, born Philadelphia, PA 1799-died New York City 1858
Medium:
hand-colored lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 18 x 11 1/2 in. (45.7 x 29.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1835
Topic:
Ethnic\Indian\Potawatomi
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of H. Lyman Sayen to his nation
Object number:
1973.167.50
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