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Before Five Forks / Sheridan at Dinwiddie Court House [photoprint copy of a drawing or print]

Artist:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Names:
Dinwiddie Court House  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 12" x 16".)
Container:
Oversize 16, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Place:
Virginia -- 19th century
Petersburg (Va.)
Date:
After March 31, 1865
Scope and Contents:
Silver albumen photographic print: photographic copy of a drawing or lithograph. Signed in the original artwork by "James. [sic] E. Taylor / N.Y." Mounted on board. Printed caption pasted below print: "BEFORE FIVE FORKS. / SHERIDAN AT DINWIDDIE COURT HOUSE. / GEN. SHERIDAN, with his cavalry leaders CUSTER, MERRITT, DEVIN, and CROOK, about leaving his Headquarters at Dinwiddie C.H., March 31st, 1865, to reconnoitre Five Forks before making his "Grand Final Move." In the foreground is a field hand describing topography of the country around the Forks; slave block; Confederate cavalry prisoners, and Court House and county buildings in the background."
Local Numbers:
AC0060-0001310 (AC Scan No.)
General:
Civil War Selections from the Archives Center
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Civil war  Search this
Battle of Five Forks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings -- 1860-1890
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Civil War / Government Records, Business Records, and Other / Civil War
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-civilwar-ref647

James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West

Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Names:
Geological Survey (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Crook, George, 1829-1890  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Hickok, Wild Bill, 1837-1876  Search this
Juárez, Benito, 1806-1872  Search this
Kinman, Seth  Search this
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Richard, Louis  Search this
Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Photographer:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Easterly, Thomas M. (Thomas Martin), 1809-1882  Search this
Eaton, E. L. (Edric L.), b. ca. 1836  Search this
Ebell, Adrian J. (Adrian John), 1840-1877  Search this
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882  Search this
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925  Search this
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
M'Clees, Jas. E. (James E.)  Search this
O'Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882  Search this
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-  Search this
Whitney, Joel E. (Joel Emmons), 1822-1886  Search this
Extent:
4 Tintypes
3 Chromolithographs
3 Lithographs (3 chalk-manner lithographs)
1 Print (photogravure)
118 Pages (Scrapbook)
685 Prints (circa, albumen)
80 Items (circa 80 relief prints (including woodcuts and wood engraving))
30 Items (circa 30 intaglio prints (including etchings and engravings))
Culture:
Apache  Search this
Pueblo Indians  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Cherokee  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Fox Indians  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Modoc  Search this
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Omaha  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Potawatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Ho-Chunk (Winnebago)  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Sauk  Search this
Shoshone  Search this
Ute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern States  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Tintypes
Chromolithographs
Lithographs
Prints
Pages
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Place:
Mexico
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
California
Oregon
Fort Davis (Tex.)
New Mexico
Fort Snelling (Minn.)
Arizona
Texas
San Juan Pueblo (N.M.)
Zuni (N.M.)
Kansas
Colorado
Date:
circa 1863-1900
Summary:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations.
Scope and Contents:
Scrapbook entitled "Our Wild Indians in Peace and War: Surveys, Expeditions, Mining and Scenery of the Great West," compiled by James E. Taylor, possibly as a source for his own illustrations. The album includes photographs (mostly albumen with three tintypes), newsclippings, wood engravings, and lithographs, some of which are reproductions of Taylor's own illustrations and paintings. Photographs depict American Indians, US Army soldiers and scouts, historical sites, forts, and scenery. Some were made on expeditions, including the Hayden and Powell surveys, and created from published stereographs. Many of Taylor's illustrations are signed, and some are inscribed with dates and "N. Y." The scrapbook also includes clippings from newspapers and other written sources relating to illustrations and photographs in the album.
Biographical Note:
James E. Taylor (1839-1901) was an artist-correspondent for Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper from 1863-1883. Born in Cincinatti, Ohio, he graduated from Notre Dame University by the age of sixteen. Taylor enlisted in the 10th New York Infantry in 1861 and the next year was hired by Leslie's Illustrated newspaper as a "Special Artist" and war correspondent. In 1864 he covered the Shenandoah Valley campaign, and was later one of the illustrator-correspondents at the 1867 treaty negotiations at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. He soon earned the moniker "Indian Artist" because of his vast number of drawings of American Indians. In 1883 Taylor retired from Leslie's to work as a freelance illustrator. Colonel Richard Irving Dodge used Taylor's drawings to illustrate his memoir, "Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years' Personal Experience among the Red Men of the Great West" (1882).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4605
Related Materials:
The National Anthropolgical Archives holds additional photographs by photographers represented in this collection (including original negatives for some of these prints), particularly in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 87.

Additional photographs by Whitney, Gardner, and Barry held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 80-18.

Julian Vannerson and James E. McClees photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4286.

Pywell photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4498.

O'Sullivan photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo lot 4501.

Additional Hillers photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 83-18 and Photo Lot 87-2N.
Provenance:
Donated or transferred by John Witthoft from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, April 14, 1961.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Church buildings  Search this
Mines and mineral resources  Search this
Dance  Search this
White River Massacre, Colo., 1879  Search this
Painting  Search this
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869  Search this
Mormon Church -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Newspapers
Woodcuts
Tintypes
Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4605
See more items in:
James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4605
Online Media:

Where the earth drank streams of brave men's blood--scene of the Custer massacre, Little Big Horn, Wyoming [Active no. 6293 : stereo interpositive

Topic:
WYOMING AND MONTANA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Names:
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Montana
Local Numbers:
RSN 21139
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.14 [200].
Orig. no. 6526.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Battlefields -- Montana  Search this
Cemeteries -- Montana  Search this
Tombstones -- Montana  Search this
Little Big Horn, Battle of the, Montana, 1876.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 21127-21211
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref27416

Matie Barry Moore collection of David F. Barry copy prints

Creator:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Names:
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Curly, approximately 1856-1923  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Gall, approximately 1840-1894  Search this
Goff, O. S. (Orlando Scott), 1843-1917  Search this
Grass, John Chief  Search this
Joseph (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904  Search this
Rain in the Face, approximately 1835-1905  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Extent:
40 Copy prints (black and white, 8x10 )
Culture:
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux)  Search this
Ihanktonwan Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Date:
1874-1897
Summary:
This collection includes 40 copy prints of David F. Barry photographs which had been held by David Barry's sister, Matie (Barry) Moore. These were later copied by her brother-in-law Herbert O. Peterson. The copy prints include many of Barry's most famous portraits of Lakota leaders from at the end of the 19th century such as Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) [Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)], Rain in the Face (Iromagaja/Ito-na-gaju/Ite-Mahazhu/I-Te-Amaghazhu/Exa-ma-gozua) [Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)], and Chief Gall (Pizi) [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)], among others.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 40 copy prints of David F. Barry photographs which had been held by David Barry's sister, Matie Barry Moore. It is likely that some of the photographs were originally shot by Orlando Scott Goff and later attributed to Barry, who may have printed them at a later date. The studio portraits of Native leaders include—Tatanka Iyotanka (Sitting Bull) [Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)], Rain in the Face (Iromagaja/Ito-na-gaju/Ite-Mahazhu/I-Te-Amaghazhu/Exa-ma-gozua) [Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)], Chief Gall (Pizi) [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)], Chief John Grass (Charging Bear/Mato-Wata-Kpe/Pah-zhe/Matowatakpe/Pehzi/Pe-ji/Used As A Shield), [Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux)], Chief Joseph (Hinmuuttu-yalatlat [Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain]/In Mut Too Yah Lat Lat) [Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)], Chief Goose (Goos) [Ihanktonwan Nakota (Yankton Sioux)], Curley (Ashishishe) [Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)], Red Cloud (Makhpiya-luta [Scarlet Cloud]/Mahpina Luta) [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)], Crow King (Kangi-yatapi/Ka-Ge-Tou-Cha) [Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)], Chief Wild Horse [Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)], and Good Horse with his wife [Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)].

Additional non-Native portraits include—Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, General F.W. Bentun, Captain Tom McDougal, Col. William F. Cody ("Buffalo Bill"), Matie Barry Moore, and Judge Kenshaw Landis. There are also a number of outdoor shots made in Dakota territory which include views of Sitting Bull's log cabin, Sitting Bull's camp, census taking on the Standing Rock reservation, Reno Crossing and Fort Lincoln in the snow. There is also an image of Barry's studio set up in Fort Buford. One image has been restricted due to cultural sensitivity.
Prints include catalog numbers P23561 - P23599.
Arrangement:
Arranged by catalog number.
Biographical / Historical:
David Frances Barry (1854-1934) was a photographer who is most noted for his photographs of famous Native American leaders at the end of the 19th century. Growing up in Columbus, Wisconsin, Barry was hired by photographer Orlando Scott Goff, with whom he eventually partnered. From 1878 to 1883, Barry traversed Dakota Territory and Montana making many of his most widely known photographs of Native American leaders, such as Sitting Bull, Rain in the Face, and Chief Gall, as well as photographing forts and battlefields, military officers, and other people in the region. In 1883, Barry opened a new studio in Bismarck, where he began photographing members of Cody's Wild West Show. In 1890, Barry returned to Wisconsin where he operated a successful gallery in the city of Superior until his death in 1934.

Barry's sister, Matie (Barry) Moore, retained a collection of photographs made by her brother which were eventually copied and donated to the National Museum of the American Indian.
Separated Materials:
A folder of newspaper clippings regarding the life and work of David F. Barry were donated by Herbert Peterson along with the photographic prints. These are in the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation records (NMAI.AC.001) in Box 289, Folder 1.
Provenance:
Donated by Herbert O. Peterson, brother-in-law to Matie Barry Moore, in 1991. Matie Barry Moore was sister to the photographer David F. Barry.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Matie Barry Moore collection of David F. Barry copy prints, image #, NMAI.AC.334; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.334
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-334

MS 2811 Cheyenne stories and historical accounts collected by Truman Michelson

Collector:
Michelson, Truman, 1879-1938  Search this
Creator:
She-Bear, circa 1842-  Search this
White Bull, circa 1835-  Search this
White Eagle, circa 1853-  Search this
Somers, William Abe, circa 1865-  Search this
Duster, Albert, circa 1889- (interpreter)  Search this
Names:
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Narratives
Manuscripts
Folklore
Place:
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (Mont.)
Date:
1910 August
Scope and Contents:
English texts of Cheyenne stories and historical accounts collected by Truman Michelson at the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana. The stories were provided by She-Bear, White Eagle, and White Bull and translated and written down in English by Albert Duster and William Somers. One of the texts is an account by White Eagle on George Custer and battles during the Great Sioux War. Also includes information about the storytellers and Somers and some ethnological notes.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2811
Topic:
Cheyenne Indians -- Wars  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- History  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Narratives
Manuscripts
Folklore
Citation:
Manuscript 2811, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2811
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2811
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MS 2000-18 Edward S. Curtis investigation of the Battle of Little Bighorn

Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Woodruff, Charles Albert, 1845-1920  Search this
Correspondent:
Leupp, Francis E. (Francis Ellington), 1849-1918  Search this
Names:
Curley  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Reno, Marcus A. (Marcus Albert), 1835-1889  Search this
Two Moon, 1847-1917  Search this
White Man Runs Him, approximately 1855-1925  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (2.5 inches (1 document box)
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
Date:
bulk 1905, 1907-1908
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains materials relating to Edward S. Curtis' 1907-1908 investigation into the Battle of Little Bighorn. The collection contains Curtis' notes; transcriptions of eyewitness accounts of Crow scouts Curley (as told to Chas. F. Roe, published in Army & Navy Journal, March 10, 1982) and White Man Runs Him and Cheyenne chief Two Moons; and letters from General Charles A. Woodruff, who was assigned by the U.S. Army to corroborate Curtis's findings in 1908. Also includes a 1905 letter from Francis E. Leupp, Comissioner of Indian Affairs, to Curtis
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) was a photographer, known for his images of Native Americans and of the American West. In preparation for his volume on the Sioux for his 20 volume publication, The North American Indian, he investigated the details of the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand (June 25, 1876). He first visited the battleground in 1905 and interviewed many of the Sioux participants. He returned in 1907, and with the help of three Crow scouts who were with George Armstrong Custer that day, Curtis retraced Custer's steps on his final day. Curtis submitted a report to President Theodore Roosevelt and army officials, and upon their request, chose not to publish his findings out of deference to Custer's widow, who was alive at the time. Shortly before his death in 1952, Curtis passed on his manuscript to his son Harold with the request that he find a home for his papers. Thirty-six year later, shortly before his own death, Harold donated his father's manuscript to the National Museum of American History. Curtis' manuscript was later transferred to the National Anthropological Archives.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2000-18
Local Note:
See NAA vertical file under "Curtis, Edward S." for more information.
Topic:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2000-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2000-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2000-18

William H. Illingworth photograph of the Black Hills Expedition in Castle Creek Valley

Creator:
Illingworth, W. H. (William H.), 1842-1893  Search this
Names:
Black Hills Expedition (1874)  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (albumen)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Stereographs
Photographs
Place:
Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
Date:
1874
Scope and Contents note:
Photograph depicting Castle Creek valley with distant view of General George Armstrong Custer's wagon train passing through. The stereograph was published as part of Illingworth's "Stereographs of the Black Hills" series.
Biographical/Historical note:
William H. Illingworth (1844–1893) moved with his family from England to St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1850. When he was about twenty years old, he began studying wet plate photography in Chicago. He joined Captain James L. Fisk's fourth expedition to the Montana Territory (1866) and the following year he opened a gallery and studio in St. Paul with fellow expedition member George Bill. He also formed a partnership with William McLeish (Illingworth & McLeish). As a photographer for Custer's 1874 military expedition, Illingworth produced approximately seventy images of both the landscape and members of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 2000-12
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Illingworth photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 4605, 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.
Genre/Form:
Stereographs
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 2000-12, William H. Illingworth photograph of the Black Hills Expedition in Castle Creek Valley, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.2000-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-2000-12

William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition

Photographer:
Pywell, Wm. R. (William Redish), 1843-1886  Search this
Depicted:
Bloody Knife, approximately 1840-1876  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Extent:
13 Photographic prints (silver gelatin contact prints)
10 Glass negatives (collodion stereo negatives)
Culture:
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Photographs
Date:
1873
Summary:
Photographs made by William R. Pywell documenting the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873. They comprise images of the expedition's camps, transportation, and members including George Armstrong Custer and Bloody Knife. The collection contains images of human remains.
Scope and Contents note:
Stereoscopic photographs made by William R. Pywell documenting the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873. They comprise images of the expedition's camps, transportation, and members including George Armstrong Custer and Bloody Knife.
Biographical/Historical note:
William Redish Pywell (1843-1886) received photographic training from Alexander Gardner and worked as a photographer in a Washington, D.C., studio owned by Matthew Brady during and after the Civil War. After opening his own studio in Washington, Pywell became official photographer for the Yellowstone Expedition in 1873.
Historical Note:
Comprised primarily of US Army cavalry and infantry, the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873 was organized to escort and protect the Northern Pacific Railroad Survey. Colonel David S. Stanley led the expedition, with Lieutenant Commander George Armstrong Custer second in command. The War Department also charged Stanley with exploring the region and reporting back on the natural features and resources. As such, a small scientific corps consisting of a paleontologist, geologist, mineralogist, zoologist, botanist, photographer (Pywell), and artist accompanied the expedition. The party set out to Yellowstone from Fort Rice in Dakota Territory in June of 1873, returning in September.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Archives holds Pywell negatives transferred by the BAE circa 1948 (Record Group 106) and the E. Marshall Pywell Photographic Collection, circa 1874 - circa 1975. Additional records of the Yellowstone Expedition can be found in Record Group 391 and 393.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.

The collection contains images of human remains.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Arikara Indians  Search this
Covered wagons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 166, William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.166
See more items in:
William R. Pywell photographs from the Yellowstone Expedition
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-166
Online Media:

Copies of David F. Barry photographs of Plains Indians

Creator:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Names:
Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934  Search this
Buffalo Bill, 1846-1917  Search this
Curly, approximately 1856-1923  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Low Dog Dakota Oglala  Search this
Rain in the Face, approximately 1835-1905  Search this
Red Cloud, 1822-1909  Search this
Running Antelope Dakota Oglala  Search this
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890  Search this
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881  Search this
Young Man Afraid of His Horse, ca. 1830-1900  Search this
Extent:
24 Copy prints
Culture:
Minitari (Hidatsa)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sihasapa Lakota (Blackfoot Sioux)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
circa 1870-1890
Scope and Contents note:
The collection is largely composed of photographs depicting Plains Indians, many of whom took part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Depicted individuals include Young Man Afraid of His Horse, Low Dog, Good Horse, Clear Eyes, Rain in the Face, Crow Flies High, Trail Hunter, Sitting Bull, Crow King, Red Cloud, White Faces, Running Antelope, Red Girl, Curly, John Grass, Gall, Spotted Tail, and a group of Ghost Dancers. There are also images of Barry, General Custer, the horse Comanche, and Buffalo Bill.
Biographical/Historical note:
David Frances Barry (1854-1934) was a photographer based in Bismarck, Dakota Territory, who is most noted for his photographs of famous American Indians. In 1878, he was hired by itinerant photographer O. S. Goff, with whom he eventually partnered. From 1878 to 1883, Barry traversed the Dakota Territory, making many of his most widely known photographs of American Indians, forts and battlefields, military officers, and other people in the region. In 1883, Barry opened a new studio in Bismarck, where he began photographing members of Cody's Wild West Show.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R81-71
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints made by Smithsonian Institution, 1981.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs by Barry, as well as originals of images in this collection, can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 80-18, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 90-1, MS 4559, and the BAE historical negatives.
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. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Topic:
Comanche (Horse)  Search this
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R81-71, Copies of David F. Barry photographs of Plains Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R81-71
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r81-71

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Online Media:

The Donald E. Boelter Collection of George A. Custer and the West / introduction by Lawrence A. Frost

Author:
Boelter, Donald E  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876 Bibliography Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
[104] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Catalogs
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1973
Call number:
CT275.C99 D66 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_588775

Touched by fire : the life, death, and mythic afterlife of George Armstrong Custer / Louise Barnett ; with a new preface by the author

Author:
Barnett, Louise K  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong) 1839-1876  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876 Death and burial  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876 Influence  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 540 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
2006
C2006
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Wars  Search this
Legends  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804066

The court-martial of George Armstrong Custer / Douglas C. Jones

Author:
Jones, Douglas C (Douglas Clyde) 1924-1998-  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876  Search this
Physical description:
291 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Fiction
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Western stories
Date:
1976
C1976
Topic:
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry  Search this
Trials (Military offenses)  Search this
Generals  Search this
Call number:
PS3560.O478 C68 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_804447

Washita memories : eyewitness views of Custer's attack on Black Kettle's village / compiled and edited by Richard G. Hardorff

Author:
Hardorff, Richard G  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876  Search this
Black Kettle Cheyenne chief d. 1868  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 474 p. : maps, plans ; 25 cm
Type:
Sources
Personal narratives
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Washita Campaign, 1868-1869  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_817463

Historic Americana : the West, including the important collections of Mike Butler and David C. Delling / Cowan's Auctions, Inc

Author:
Cowan's Auctions, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876  Search this
Physical description:
212 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Catalogs
Place:
United States
West (U.S.)
Date:
2007
Topic:
History--Sources  Search this
Outlaws  Search this
Gold mines and mining  Search this
Photography  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
History  Search this
Sources  Search this
Call number:
F594 .C78 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_837984

Important Custer, Indian War & Western memorabilia : to be offered at auction : San Francisco, sale 6224, Tuesday April 4, 1995 ... / [cataloguer, Jemison Beshears]

Author:
Butterfield & Butterfield  Search this
Beshears, Jemison  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876 Miscellanea  Search this
Physical description:
151 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Miscellanea
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1995
C1995
1866-1895
Topic:
Americana  Search this
Wars  Search this
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Collectibles  Search this
Call number:
E467.1.C99 B88 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_781771

Custer : a photographic biography / Bill & Jan Moeller

Author:
Moeller, Bill 1930-  Search this
Moeller, Jan 1930-  Search this
Moeller, Bill 1930- Custer, his life, his adventures  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George A. (George Armstrong) 1839-1876  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876  Search this
United States Army  Search this
Physical description:
v, 223 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
2003
1866-1895
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Generals  Search this
Wars  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799281

Custer : the man, the myth, the movies / John Phillip Langellier ; foreword by Brian W. Dippie

Author:
Langellier, John P (John Phillip)  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George A (George Armstrong) 1839-1876  Search this
Custer, George A (George Armstrong) 1839-1876  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876 In motion pictures  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 146 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Folklore
Legends
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Generals  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_603229

The comic book Custer : a bibliography of Custeriana in comic books and comic strips / by Brian W. Dippie and Paul A. Hutton

Author:
Dippie, Brian W  Search this
Hutton, Paul Andrew 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Date:
1983
1983?]
Topic:
Comic books, strips, etc  Search this
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Call number:
E83.876 .D57 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_620230

Feathering Custer / W.S. Penn

Author:
Penn, W. S. 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Custer, George Armstrong 1839-1876 In literature  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
20th century
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc  Search this
Indians in literature  Search this
American literature--Indian authors--History and criticism--Theory, etc  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_683308

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