Photographs documenting presentation of Henry Lookout's manuscripts to his descendants, made in the Director's office of the National Museum of Natural History on September 27, 1990. Depicted individuals include George Big Eagle, Olivia Mashunkashey Bristow (daughter of Henry Lookout), Tom E. Fugate, Michele Easley, Anita West, Frank Talbot, Ives Goddard, Douglas Evelyn (Deputy Director, NMAH), Peggy Anderson (Talbot's assistant), Melinda Zeder (Deputy Chairman, Anthropology), James R. Glenn (National Anthropological Archives), Cory Gilliland (Numismatics, NMAH), Elvira Stefanelli (Director, National Numismatics Center), and Bruce Smith (Acting Chairman, Anthropology).
Henry Lookout, an Osage Indian, made an indefinite loan of documents (NAA MS 4405 and 4406) and a Jefferson Peace Medal (NAA MS 4407) to the Bureau of American Ethnology in 1952. His descendents later requested the return of the material and all items except the peace medal were repatriated in the Director's office of the National Museum of Natural History on September 27, 1990. The medal was purchased by the National Museum of American History and remains in its collection.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 93-9
Location of Other Archival Materials:
A photograph of Lookout holding Jefferson Peace Medal held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.
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Photo Lot 93-9, Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services photographs of reception for repatriation of Henry Lookout's manuscripts, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution