Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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The Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Single leaf of thin, tracing paper. Depicts scene from battle between General Ranald McKenzie and group of Northern Cheyenne, including the warrior/artist Yellow Nose (see MS 166032 for biographical information), on the Head Powder River in Southeast Montana, Nov 1877. Name glyph of Yellow Nose (with adjacent inscription "Gellow Nose") appears above the Indian warriors head. Inscription on top left reads "McKenzie's fight with Cheyenne on hd Powder Riv."
Biographical / Historical:
Col. John Gregory Bourke (1846-1896), a graduate of West Point, spent most of his military career participating in the Indian Wars in the Northern Plains under Brigadier General George Crook, 1869-1888. He subsequently compiled ethnological accounts of the Apache and several other tribes in the Southwest as well as collections of Indian objects and ledger books. For more information on John Gregoy Bourke, see "John Gregory Bourke, Victorian Soldier-Scientist, the Western Apprenticeship, 1869-1886" by Joseph Charles Porter, PhD dissertation, University of Texas, Austin.
NAA INV 08602500
NAA MS 409978
Media was changed from watercolor to crayon due to smudging and impressions in wax caused by lamination process.
Richardson, A. H. Mrs
Manuscript 409978, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Pictures of horses drawn on printed forms: "Monthly Return of Quartermaster's Stores." Probably collected 1880-84.
Biographical / Historical:
A chronology of D.H. Brotherton's military career, was provided by Major General Edward F. Witsell of the War Department in a letter to John Ewers, SI, dated August 29, 1946: "Brotherton who was on duty at Ft Snelling, Minn from 4 February 1880 to 13 July 1880 assumed command of Ft Buford, Dakota Territory 20 July 1880 and relinquished command of that post 30 August, 1881. He assumed command of Ft Stevenson, D.T. 7 September 1881 and relinquished command of the post 20 October 1881." War Dept Archives states: Ft Snelling 12 June 1882 - 16 Jan 1884. Retired 14 April 1884. Died 17 September 1889. D.H. Brotherton accepted the surrender of Sitting Bull at Ft Buford, N. Dakota on July 17, 1881.
USNM ACC 173,740
NAA MS 384,176
United States Dakota Territory.
MS 384176 000
Brown, T. T. Mrs
Manuscript 384,176, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution