The bulk of the collection consists of portraits of identified Native Americans and some government officials and interpreters. It includes cabinet cards, other mounted prints, newspaper articles, illustrations, and a photographic postcard. Depicted individuals include American Horse, Oglala; Black Hawk, Sauk; Bob Tail, Cheyenne; Crowfoot, Hunkpapa; Gaul, Hunkpapa; Geronimo, Chiricahua; John Grass, Teton; Chief Joseph, Nez Perce; Little Wound, Oglala; Medicine Bull, Hunkpapa; Osceola, Seminole; Ouray, Ute; Litte Raven, Arapaho; Plenty Coups, Crow; Pocahontas, Powhatan; Rain in the Face, Hunkpapa; Red Cloud, Oglala; Red Iron, Dakota; Short Man, Piegan; Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa; Standing On Prairie, Siouan; Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant), Mohawk; Two Guns White Calf, Piegan; Two Moon, Cheyenne; and Washakie, Shoshoni.
Ms. on drawing reads: "Blackfeet Indian was killed by a Cheyenne; see below; the gun was a Winchester and the two yellow sticks are the rest for the gun to lean on ... The year was about the time 1872. 5 6 3 4 1 2. Cheyenne Indian. T.D. Little Chief." This drawing, despite the notes in ms. and being part of MS 2016-a, is not an original part of the main set of Little Chief drawings or is a drawing by him.
NAA INV 08660100
NAA MS 2016-a
Varying Form of Title:
Note in ms. on drawing: Blackfeet Indian was killed by a Cheyenne ...