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Plains

Collection Creator:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Extent:
9 Postcards
7 Stereographs
Container:
Photo-folder 9
Photo-folder 10
Photo-folder 14
Photo-folder 15
Photo-folder 16
Culture:
Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux)  Search this
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
White Mountain Apache  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Postcards
Photographs
Postcards
Stereographs
Date:
1900-1937
Scope and Contents:
Postcards: 226_pht_009_001; 226_pht_009_002; 226_pht_009_003; 226_pht_009_004; 226_pht_009_005; 226_pht_010_001; 226_pht_010_002; 226_pht_010_003 (Restricted); 226_pht_010_004 (Restricted); Stereographs: P33121; P33126; P33127; P33128; P33132; P33133; P33134

This series contains 9 postcards and 7 stereographs. The images include depictions of Kiowa, Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), Niuam (Comanche), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), and White Mountain Apache communities. Individuals specifically identified are Bald Eagle (Sioux), Ho-Wear [Niuam (Comanche)], Horseback [Niuam (Comanche)], and Min-nin-ne-wah or Whirlwind [Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)]. Also represented in this series are a landscape image of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, as well as an exterior view of the buildings at the Kickapoo Mission in Horton, Kansas.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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:
The following images in this series are restricted due to cultural sensitivity: 226_pht_010_003; 226_pht_010_004.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.226, Series 6
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Douglas E. Evelyn photograph and ephemera collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4b9ae0d42-6c07-4ae2-9856-e387cd0f5ba8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-226-ref6

Deaconess Harriet M. Bedell photographs

Creator:
Bedell, Harriet M., 1875-  Search this
Extent:
233 Photographic prints (black and white)
115 Copy negatives (black and white)
Culture:
Gwich'in (Kutchin)  Search this
Seminole  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Copy negatives
Black-and-white negatives
Place:
Alaska
Oklahoma
Florida
Date:
1910-1939
Summary:
Photographs in this collection include indoor and outdoor portraits, domestic scenes, landscapes of Gwich'in (Kutchin), Seminole and Cheyenne Indians taken by Deaconess M. Bedell from her work as missionary between 1907-1939.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of photographs made by Deaconess Bedell while she worked as an Episcopal missionary among the Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), Gwich'in (Kutchin), and Seminole peoples in Oklahoma, Alaska, and Florida respectively. Although Bedell work in Oklahoma from 1907 to 1916, the Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai photographs are dated from 1910 to 1915 and consist of informal group portraits of men, women, and children dressed in both traditional and Anglo American clothing; group pictures of school children--boys and girls--at the Whirlwind Mission school and the mission campus itself; and traditional and Anglo American dwellings of Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai individuals. Among these photographs are studio portraits collected but likely not made by Bedell. Bedell worked in Alaska from 1916 to 1931; the Alaska photographs in the collection date from 1926 to 1931. Among the photographs are informal, outdoor group portraits of Gwich'in men, women, and children, and photographs depicting the landscape, dog sled teams, and Gwich'in dwellings, summer camps, and men fishing and boxing.The Florida photographs date from 1933 to 1939 and depict informal, outdoor group and single portraits of Seminole men, women, and children in traditioanl clothing, photographs depicting men rowing dugouts, Seminole dwellings (chickees), camps, and baskets. Most of these photographs were made at the Glade Cross Mission in the Everglades. The negatives are primarily copy negatives.
Arrangement note:
Prints: organized in folders; arranged by print number

Negatives: organized in envelopes; arranged by negative number
Biographical/Historical note:
Harriet Mary Bedell was born on March 19, 1875, in Buffalo, New York, to Horace Ira Bedell and Louisa Sophia Oberist. Bedell was confirmed in the Episcopalian church and graduated from Normal School in 1894. Following graduation, Bedell worked as a school teacher before deciding to enroll in the New York City Training School for Deaconesses in 1906. She also spent several months in Buffalo at a local hospital learning the rudiments of nursing. Between 1907 and 1916 Bedell was sent to the Whirlwind mission in Blaine County, Oklahoma. There, she worked as a missionary-teacher among the Cheyenne alongside Deacon Oakerhater (Cheyenne). During her time in Oklahoma Bedell contracted Tuberculosis and spent some time in Denver, Colorado recovering. By 1916 plans were made to close the Mission and Bedell was told she was to be transferred to Alaska where her teaching skills were needed. She accepted the remote post in Stevens Village, Alaska, among the Gwich'in (Kutchin) people. In 1922, Bedell left Alaska briefly to be officially ordained as a Deaconess in Portland, Oregon. During her time in Alaska, Bedell also established a boarding school in nearby Tanana but due to the stock market crash of 1929 and the scarcity of funds the boarding facility was unable to remain open. In 1931, following an unsuccessful trip to Buffalo to try and raise money, it was decided that there was no reason for Bedell to return to Alaska.

In 1933, Bedell travelled to Florida by invitation to speak and was appalled by the living conditions she witnessed among the Seminole in southern Florida. Bedell worked to reopen the Glade Cross Mission in Everglades City which had closed in 1914 as well as opening a new Mission in Collier City. In addition to focusing on health and education, Bedell encouraged the Seminole women she worked with to revive traditional doll-making, basket-weaving and intricate patchwork designs. Bedell worked in South Florida until 1960 when hurricane Donna destroyed her home and the Glade Cross Mission and she decided to retire. Bedell lived to be 94 and spent her final years at the Bishop Gray Inn in Davenport, Florida until her death on January 8, 1969. In the year 2000 Bedell was named a "Great Floridian" and in the diocese of Southwest Florida celebrate Harriet Bedell Day annually on January 8th.
Related Materials:
The Harriet Bedell Collection of 126 prints of Bedell working among the Seminole Indians in South Florida from 1933 to 1960 is located at the State Library and Archives of Florida. Information can be found here: Harriet Bedell Collection.
Provenance:
In 1940 Harriet Bedell sent her negatives to the Museum of the American Indian, via William Stiles, to be made into prints. These prints are the bulk of the collection [P14817-P14911, P14955-P15050]. Later in 1940 Bedell presented the museum with an additional 29 prints [P14913-P14941] and in 1941and 1942 Bedell sent two additional gifts totaling 13 prints [P15328-P15330, P15355-P15364].
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment.
Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Gwich'in Indians -- Missions -- Photographs  Search this
Cheyenne Indians -- Missions -- Photographs  Search this
Seminole Indians -- Missions -- Photographs  Search this
Women missionaries -- United States  Search this
Women in the Episcopal Church  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Photographic prints
Citation:
Deaconess Harriet M. Bedell photographs, National Museum of the American Indian Archives, Smithsonian Institution (negative, slide or catalog number).
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.037
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4bbe6bf3a-feb9-4284-b57c-0aa52492283a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-037
Online Media:

"Wo-po-ham or White Horse"

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Names:
White Horse, Cheyenne  Search this
Wo-po-ham, Cheyenne  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (8 x 10 in.)
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Scope and Contents:
Studio portrait. The man is unidentified. He is wearing European style clothing.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09963300
Place:
South Dakota -- Pine Ridge Agency
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw341f76dd7-4218-472c-8853-d8fb69a2c174
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1861

"Whoak-poo-no-bats or White Shield"

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Names:
White Shield, (Cheyenne)  Search this
Whoak-poo-no-bats, Cheyenne  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (8 x 10 in.)
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Scope and Contents:
Studio portrait. He was living on the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota when this picture was taken. He is wearing a large cross and a European style coat.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09964300
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a7ccadde-5262-4f38-9a0e-9923c845ad79
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1871

"Wolf Robe or Ho-nihewoomah"

Creator:
Gill, De Lancey W.  Search this
Names:
Ho-nihewoomah, Cheyenne  Search this
Wolf Robe, Cheyenne  Search this
Collection Collector:
Allen, George V.  Search this
Extent:
1 Print (8 x 10 in.)
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Prints
Scope and Contents:
Studio portrait. He was living in Bridgeport, Caddo County, Oklahoma when this picture was taken. He was born in 1841.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.09964400
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 90-1, George V. Allen collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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George V. Allen photograph collection of photographs of Native Americans and the American frontier
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw393b9cde4-6739-42e9-8843-d297a3632451
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-90-1-ref1872

U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition photograph album

Creator:
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Muhr, Adolph F., -1913  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
18 Photographic prints
Culture:
Chiricahua Apache  Search this
Pikuni Blackfeet (Piegan)  Search this
Southern Inunaina (Arapaho)  Search this
Hunkpapa Lakota (Hunkpapa Sioux)  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Assiniboine (Stoney)  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Niitsitapii (Blackfoot/Blackfeet)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Photograph albums
Date:
1898
Summary:
This photograph album contains 18 photographic portraits of American Indian delegates at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, Nebraska, 1898. Frank A. Rinehart and Adolph F. Muhr's photographs of the Exposition are considered one of the most comprehensive photo documentations of American Indian leaders at the turn of the century.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 18 photographs arranged in an album. The photographs depict portraits of American Indians delegates at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 delegates and groups representing the estimated thirty-five tribes represented at the Exposition.

The photographs that Rinehart and Muhr shot during the Exposition depict the largest gathering of American Indian leaders at the turn of the century. This collection contains only 18 of the hundreds of photographs that Rinehart and Muhr shot at the event.

The photographers assigned the photograph titles.
Biographical / Historical:
The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition World's Fair was held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 1 to October 1898. Over 500 Indian delegates from over thirty-five different tribes were present at the Fair.

James Mooney (Bureau of Ethnology) and Captain William A. Mercer organized and managed the Indian Congress in conjunction with the Exposition. It included "living exhibitions," with mock Indian villages and demonstrations of dances, daily activities, and sham battles.

The official photographer of the U.S. Indian Congress was Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) with his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913). Rinehart shot the majority of the outdoor battles, dance scenes, and events, while Muhr photographed the majority of the delegate portraits. Rinehart copyrighted the photographs under his own name in 1899 and 1900. The Rinehart and Muhr photographs are considered one of the most comprehensive photo documentations of American Indian leaders at the turn of the century.
Related Materials:
The Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas has a large collection of Frank Rinehart photographs from U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, including the original glass plate negatives.

The National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center also holds other photographs shot by Rinehart and Muhr at Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, including collection NMAI.AC.119.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Cross in 2001.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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 Archive 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.
Topic:
Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition (1898 : Omaha, Neb.) -- Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Photograph albums
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition photograph album, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.118
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U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition photograph album
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv44ccaa207-fa6b-4fff-a948-b4a3ae02bc3e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-118
Online Media:

White Buffalo, Cheyennes, No. 779

Collection Creator:
Rinehart, F. A. (Frank A.)  Search this
Muhr, Adolph F., -1913  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
1898
Scope and Contents:
Photographic portrait of delegate White Buffalo [Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)] in traditional clothing. Photographed at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, 1898.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition photograph album, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.118, Item P28466
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U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition photograph album
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv413bd2a5b-2250-4f6a-9b40-528df8123df4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-118-ref6

Cheyenne man, Wolf Robe in Partial Native Dress with Peace Medal

Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (004 in x 007 in mounted on 005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
Nov 1891
Scope and Contents:
Name verified and date, November, 1891, obtained from delegation photograph of Cheyenne and Arapaho Chiefs appearing in U. S. Census, "Report on Indians Taxed and Not Taxed," 1894, ff. page 528.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.06634400
Local Note:
Name written on plate and on label pasted to negative.
Name verified by Bureau of American Ethnology Negative 354-a (g.p.).
Black and white gelatin glass negative
Place:
DC? -- Washington?
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 80, Charles Milton Bell photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Charles Milton Bell photographs of Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw38010d4e1-9a58-4808-9649-17a1d7f4aa41
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-80-ref552

Cheyenne man, Waun in Partial Native Dress

Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Collection Creator:
Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (005 in x 007 in)
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
undated
Biographical / Historical:
Date, 1880, obtained from Arapaho and Cheyenne delegation photograph, S. I. Negative 49,378, in which he is wearing the same clothes.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.06637800
Local Note:
Identification from Bureau of American Ethnology Negative 321-a,-b. (Almost identical).
Black and white collodion glass negative
Place:
DC? -- Washington?
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
Photo Lot 80, Charles Milton Bell photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Charles Milton Bell photographs of Native Americans
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw36cb79327-d790-4812-986f-f2c0b767136e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-photolot-80-ref586

Joseph K. Dixon photographs from the 1909 Wanamaker Expedition

Photographer:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Creator:
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
17 Photographs
Container:
Photo-folder 1
Culture:
Yanktonnai Nakota (Yankton Sioux)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Northern Tsitsistas (Northern Cheyenne)  Search this
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)  Search this
A'aninin (Gros Ventre)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1909
Summary:
This collection consists of seventeen photogravures from Joseph K. Dixon's 1913 published book, The Vanishing Race. These images are part of the larger work of Rodman Wanamaker in his expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native American peoples.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of seventeen photogravures from Joseph K. Dixon's 1913 book, The Vanishing Race. Although published in 1913, the 80 photogravures in Dixon's work were taken in 1909. These images are part of the larger work of Rodman Wanamaker in his expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native American peoples, whom he viewed as a "noble, though vanishing race." Wanamaker's first and second expeditions (1908 and 1909) both took place in the Valley of the Little Bighorn, Montana, portrayed Native American men and women from throughout the United States, and included extensive photographic and moving picture footage. Wanamaker's third expedition (1913) was broader in scope, visiting and symbolically granting citizenship to over 250 Native American communities across the country. As with the first two expeditions, the third expedition, known as the "Rodman Wanamaker Expedition of Citizenship to the North American Indian," was photographed and filmed by Dixon.

Among the seventeen photogravures in this collection, many of note include portraits of tribal leaders Chief Koon-Kah-Za-Chy (Kiowa-Apache), Chief Two Moons (Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai [Cheyenne]), Chief Pretty Voice Eagle (Ihanktonwan Nakota [Yankton Sioux]), Chief Plenty Coups (Apsáalooke [Crow/Absaroke]), Chief Brave Bear (Southern Tsisistas/Suhtai [Cheyenne]), Chief Red Cloud (Oglala Lakota [Oglala Sioux]), and Chief Red Whip (A'aninin [Gros Ventre]). Other images include group portraits of the 1909 "Last Great Indian Council," as well as Native veterans of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn. Image titles created by Joseph K. Dixon.
Arrangement:
The photographs in this collection are organized into folders.
Biographical / Historical:
Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) was the sole surviving heir of Philadelphia-based department store magnate, John Wanamaker. Rodman, among his other philanthropic endeavors with the arts, believed that Native Americans were a "noble, though vanishing race," whose lives needed to be recorded before they disappeared. Because of this belief, he funded three expeditions (1908-1913) to "perpetuate the life stories of the first Americans." In addition, he also strove, and ultimately failed, to create a National Indian Memorial to be situated in New York City which would rival the Statue of Liberty.

Joseph K. Dixon (1858-1926) was born in New York, and received a bachelor of divinity degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary before becoming a lecturer for the Eastman Kodak photographic company in 1904. Two years later he was hired to work in Wanamaker's department store, and by 1908 he was chosen to lead the three Wanamaker expeditions (1908-1913) to document the lives and cultures of Native peoples of the United States. For the remainder of his life, Dixon frequently lectured on and continued to photograph the lives of Native Americans.
Related Materials:
Other photographic collections of Joseph K. Dixon's work and Rodman Wanamaker's expeditions exist in the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives, and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at Indiana University.
Provenance:
Museum Purchase, 2017.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive 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 Archive 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.
Topic:
Indians of North America -- Montana  Search this
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph K. Dixon photographs from the 1909 Wanamaker Expedition, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.111
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Joseph K. Dixon photographs from the 1909 Wanamaker Expedition
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv46e5f1182-5d10-4a58-8b99-bde29adcfb7e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-111
Online Media:

Armband

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Paul Goose, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), ca. 1881-ca. 1965  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Armband
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy)
Techniques:
Hammered, perforated, stamped
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1945
Catalog Number:
23/2060
Barcode:
232060.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b0d861fd-4ed8-433e-b8b7-8987a887b261
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247270
Online Media:

Bracelet

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Glen Lumpmouth, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1928-1991  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bracelet
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy)
Techniques:
Hammered, stamped
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
23/2064
Barcode:
232064.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws679ef9217-c283-4e00-8fed-d3bd6a87c5ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247274
Online Media:

Earrings

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Glen Lumpmouth, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1928-1991  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Earrings
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy)
Techniques:
Hammered, perforated, stamped
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
23/2061
Barcode:
232061.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62e2c5c76-bb3f-4e93-ad9c-4ee544a34c33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247271
Online Media:

Armband

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Paul Goose, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), ca. 1881-ca. 1965  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Armband
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy), ribbon, glass bead/beads, hide thong/babiche
Techniques:
Hammered, perforated, stamped, laced, knotted
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1945
Catalog Number:
23/2059
Barcode:
232059.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6653fbf5e-8440-43bd-9f32-6c4d57c1aa85
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247269
Online Media:

Bracelet

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Glen Lumpmouth, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1928-1991  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bracelet
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy)
Techniques:
Hammered, stamped
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
23/2063
Barcode:
232063.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws637b26693-8b8e-4cac-b5e7-7f192aa8a985
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247273
Online Media:

Bracelet

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Glen Lumpmouth, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1928-1991  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bracelet
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy)
Techniques:
Hammered, perforated, stamped
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1960
Catalog Number:
23/2062
Barcode:
232062.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66ea4ffdd-25d0-49af-ad0a-235920793cc1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247272
Online Media:

Bracelet

Culture/People:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Glen Lumpmouth, Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), 1928-1991  Search this
Seller:
Mohonk Lodge Indian Store (Mohonk Lodge)  Search this
Seller agent:
Napoleon Bonaparte Moore (N.B. Moore), Oklahoma Muscogee (Creek), 1907-1994  Search this
Object Name:
Bracelet
Media/Materials:
German silver ("nickel silver"/copper-nickel alloy)
Techniques:
Hammered, stamped
Object Type:
Adornment/Jewelry
Place:
Oklahoma; USA
Date created:
circa 1961
Catalog Number:
23/2072
Barcode:
232072.000
See related items:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)
Adornment/Jewelry
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6b3d68364-8646-4fa2-80c2-aa05558a5377
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_247282
Online Media:

Oscar B. Jacobson photographs of Native Artists

Creator:
Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966  Search this
Matzene, Richard Gordon  Search this
Extent:
17 Photographic prints
0.05 Linear feet
Culture:
Niuam (Comanche)  Search this
Kiowa  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee)  Search this
Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek)  Search this
Jemez Pueblo  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Date:
1917-1950
Summary:
This collection consists of seventeen photographic prints depicting Native artists from Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee), Jemez Pueblo, Kiowa, Niuam (Comanche), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Southern Cheyenne), and Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek) communities. Many of these individuals studied under Oscar B. Jacobson at the University of Oklahoma in the first half of the twentieth century.
Content Description:
The Oscar B. Jacobson photographs of Native Artists collection consists of seventeen photographic prints, mainly taken by Oscar B. Jacobson in Oklahoma between 1917 and 1950. Jacobson was the Director of the University of Oklahoma School of Art for several decades in the first half of the twentieth century, mentoring many young Native men and women artists. This collection includes photographs of some of the many students who studied under Jacobson and later emerged as prominent artists, such as the group known as the Kiowa Six, consisting of one Kiowa woman and five Kiowa men. Photographs of other artists who studied with Jacobson include Jemez Pueblo artist Jose Toledo, Oklahoma Muskogee (Creek) and Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) artist Acee Blue Eagle, and Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Southern Cheyenne) artist Richard West, Sr.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged chronologically into folders.
Biographical / Historical:
Oscar Brousse Jacobson was born in 1882 in Sweden. While still in his youth he immigrated to the United States, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1908 from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He pursued studies abroad in Denmark, France, and his native Sweden, before receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University, and later a doctorate from Bethany College.

From 1915 until 1954 Jacobson directed the University of Oklahoma's School of Art, mentoring a great many Native men and women during these years. In addition to his work as a professor, Jacobson was also an accomplished painter of portraits and landscapes. He died in Norman, Oklahoma, in 1966.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Oscar B. Jacobson in 1965.
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); Oscar B. Jacobson photographs of Native Artists, NMAI.AC.318; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.318
See more items in:
Oscar B. Jacobson photographs of Native Artists
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv49a7053c2-1181-429c-a87f-fdfe4c34ae02
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-318
Online Media:

W. Richard West, Sr.

Creator:
Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966  Search this
Matzene, Richard Gordon  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Photo-folder 3
Culture:
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1940
Scope and Contents:
Photograph of the Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Southern Cheyenne) artist, W. Richard West, Sr. Probably photographed by Oscar B. Jacobson in Norman, Oklahoma, circa 1940.
Collection 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).
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Oscar B. Jacobson photographs of Native Artists, NMAI.AC.318; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.318, Item P19454
See more items in:
Oscar B. Jacobson photographs of Native Artists
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4fafd34b9-ca02-4f1f-ad96-da9f0960ab91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-318-ref13

Videos from the Southern Cheyenne Sundance Documentation Project

Creator:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Department of Anthropology  Search this
Extent:
15 Video recordings (color sound; MiniDV; BetacamSP; Hi-8)
Culture:
North America  Search this
Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Place:
Oklahoma
Date:
circa 1990-2000
Scope and Contents:
Audio and video documentation of Anthropology's Repatriation "Southern Cheyenne Sundance Documentation Project."

Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.
Provenance:
Received from Office of Repatriation, Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, in 2000.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropological museums and collections  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Videos from the Southern Cheyenne Sundance Documentation Project, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
HSFA.2000.03
Archival Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pc9eb5f4703-5049-45ec-8f1e-075a8a33350f
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-hsfa-2000-03

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