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Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of warrior scalping three US soldiers with wagon standing nearby

Collection Collector:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, colored pencil, and crayon, 16 x 29 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
before 1876
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08515501

NAA MS 176622
Album Information:
MS 176622 001
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 176,622, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Four drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artist
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3152d5f5b-37cf-44a9-b15a-cd6af0423af5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms176622-ref1

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of warrior stripping body of fallen enemy

Collection Collector:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, colored pencil, and crayon, 16 x 29 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
before 1876
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08515502

NAA MS 176622
Album Information:
MS 176622 002
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 176,622, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Four drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artist
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b66ee5db-a715-4f8e-b855-bdb00e5d40aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms176622-ref2

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of warrior counting coup on two US soldiers inside building compound

Collection Collector:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, colored pencil, and crayon, 16 x 24 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
before 1876
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08515601

NAA MS 176622
Album Information:
MS 176622 003
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 176,622, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Four drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artist
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3f92beb33-c974-49e4-a159-d9258af81583
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms176622-ref3

Anonymous Cheyenne drawing of U.S. soldiers shooting from rifle pits scattered amid trees

Collection Collector:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (graphite, colored pencil, and crayon, 16 x 24 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
before 1876
Scope and Contents:
Fragmentary inscription on previously used page records an accounts balance. Probably half of a two-page drawing.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08515602

NAA MS 176622
Album Information:
MS 176622 004
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Collection Citation:
Manuscript 176,622, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Four drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artist
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw34f07fa25-eef4-47d9-afb1-e035bb2ba5d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms176622-ref4

Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications

Collector:
Smithsonian Institution. Bureau of American Ethnology  Search this
Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum  Search this
Names:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Culin, Stewart, 1858-1929  Search this
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899  Search this
Mason, Otis T., 1838-1908  Search this
McGee, W J, 1853-1912  Search this
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Moore, Clarence B. (Clarence Bloomfield), 1852-1936  Search this
Nelson, Edward William, 1855-1934  Search this
Artist:
Chapman, Mary Beth  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Hildebrant, Mary M.  Search this
Hough, Walter, 1859-1935  Search this
J. T. G.  Search this
Nichols, Spencer Baird, 1875-1950  Search this
Shindler, Antonio Zeno  Search this
Extent:
2,000 Items (circa 2000 paintings, drawings, and photographs)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Illustrations
Date:
circa 1879-1929
Scope and Contents note:
Artwork and some photographs used to illustrate articles published in the annual reports and bulletins of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the United States National Museum. The material includes artwork by Mary Beth Chapman, Mary Wright Gill, Mary M. Hildebrant, Spencer Baird Nichols, and Antonio Zeno Shindler. Also included are unidentified illustrations of Near Eastern costumes, prayer positions and Mexican funerary vessels, perhaps sketched by Walter Hough, and a drawing, signed "J. T. G.", of a memorial to the daughter of Chief Spotted Tail.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 133
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional illustrations are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 78-51, the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology, and the Manuscript and Pamphlet File in the Department of Anthropology records.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Paintings
Photographs
Illustrations
Citation:
Photo lot 133, Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.133
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Illustrations used in Bureau of American Ethnology and United States National Museum publications
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw354c78444-306d-4a2f-a2ae-68dbaba131c5
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-133

MS 4689 Matilda Coxe Stevenson Papers

Creator:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1850-1915  Search this
Stevenson, James, 1840-1888  Search this
Evans, Alexander H.  Search this
Correspondent:
Anderson, Larz, 1866-1937  Search this
Avery, Rachel Foster  Search this
Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887  Search this
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Douglass, William Boone  Search this
Eagle, Mary K.  Search this
Gill, Mary W.  Search this
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown), 1851-1896  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr., 1841-1935  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Hornaday, W.T.  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
McGee, Anita Newcomb, 1864-1940  Search this
Meredith, Virginia C.  Search this
Moseley, A.N.  Search this
Nordhoff-Jung, Sophie  Search this
Pollard, Henry L.  Search this
Powell, John Wesley, 1834-1902  Search this
Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915  Search this
Schweizer, Herman  Search this
True, Clara D.  Search this
Tylor, Edward Burnett  Search this
Walcott, Charles D. (Charles Doolittle), 1850-1927  Search this
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Names:
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.)  Search this
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Depicted:
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868  Search this
Darwin, Charles  Search this
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870  Search this
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Culture:
Pueblo  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
ca. 1870-1910
Scope and Contents:
Most of Stevenson's scientific notes are included as separate items in the series of numbered manuscript and the papers of John Peabody Harrington. This particular set of materials is made up of papers that passed into the hands of the executor of her estate. It consists of a miscellany of letters, notes, legal documents, cartographic materials, genealogical materials, photographs, newspaper clippsing, other printed material, and other types of documents. Although tehc ollection largely concerns Stevenson, it also includes some material of her husband, James Stevenson, and members of her family, especially her father, Alexander H. Evans, a Washington, D.C. attorney.
Many of the documents concern Stevenson's field work among the Pueblo Indians and other official duties with the Smithsonian. some material relates to her activities with the World's Columbian Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. A few items concern her membership in scientific organizations. Still other documents are of a personal nature, and some are mementoes, especially of James Stevenson. A significant group of documents concern Matilda CoxeStevenson's friendly and, later, very difficult relationship with Clara True.
The photographs include some items of ethnographic interest but it consists largely of portraits of James andMatilda Stevensonand Mrs. Stevenson's relatives. Also included are images in albums apparently gathered by Stevenson as a collector of photographs. They include images of Kit Carson, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and William Tecumseh Shermn. In the albums are also a nubmer of photographic portraits with unidentified subjects, many of whom appear to be actors and actresses.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4689
Occupation:
Actors  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4689, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4689
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw307a40c65-b225-4d96-a204-990f2597324d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4689

MS 7319 John Gregory Bourke, Victorian soldier, scientist: the western apprenticeship, 1869-1886

Creator:
Porter, Joseph C., 1946-  Search this
Names:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
682 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
1980
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7319
Topic:
Anthropology -- History  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 7319, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7319
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3dec8016b-33b2-409f-b51c-3169f860d74a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7319

Fernand Harvey Lungren letter

Creator:
Lungren, Fernand, 1857-1932  Search this
Names:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1894
Scope and Contents:
A letter to ethnologist John Gregory Bourke, September 16, 1894, describing his experiences in the Southwest, his painting SNAKE DANCE, and commenting on Bourke's work.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter; illustrator, Santa Barbara, Calif. and Toledo, Ohio; b. Nov. 13, 1859, Hagerstown, Md.; d. Nov. 9, 1932. Birth date also cited as 1857.
Provenance:
Donated 1969 by the Joslyn Art Museum.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.lungfern
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ee3ce265-fce3-4d13-beff-1b4865c11f0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lungfern

Four drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artist

Collector:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
4 Drawings (2 leaves, graphite and colored pencil, 16 x 24 cm.-16 x 29 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
before 1876
Scope and Contents:
Four drawings of warfare on two loose pages torn from a ledger book. Other drawings from the same ledger were pasted into the donor's diary, which is now in the Special Collections Library at the US Military Academy at West Point. Bourke records there that the book was captured in June 1876 from a camp then believed to be Sioux. This encounter is now known as the Battle of the Rosebud, and the camp identified as Northern Cheyenne, not Sioux.
Biographical / Historical:
Col. John Gregory Bourke (1846-1896), a graduate of West Point, spent most of his military career in the Northern Plains under Brigadier General George Crook. After serving in these campaigns from 1869-1888, Bourke was given some time off from his military duties to study Indian people where he compiled ethnological accounts of the Apache and several other tribes in the Southwest. For more information on Bourke, see "John Gregory Bourke, Victorian Soldier-Scientist, the Western Apprenticeship, 1869-1886" by Joseph Charles Porter, PhD dissertation, University of Texas, Austin.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 176,622
Local Note:
Catalog number 176,622-E was identified by Mrs. Karen D. Peterson as a drawing by Cheyenne artist Howling Wolf; and was exchanged with Mrs. A.B. Richardson (who owned the notebook to which this sketch belonged) through the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, September 28, 1966, for a drawing by Yellow Nose (USNM catalog Number 409,978). Catalog Numbers 176,622-F,-G are Numbers designated by R. Elder to cover two of the "seven pictographs" called for in the accession papers, when this set of drawings was separated and individually catalogued (1966); these last two drawings have not been located (1969).
Album Information:
MS 176622 000
Provenance:
Bourke, John G. Capt
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 176,622, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS176622
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Four drawings by anonymous Cheyenne artist
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ef04b80d-9248-49bd-aefd-6dd7d60af434
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms176622
Online Media:

Tracing of anonymous Cheyenne drawing

Annotator:
Bourke, John Gregory, 1846-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Drawing (colored pencil, crayon, and ink on tracing paper, 36 x 46 cm.)
Culture:
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Ledger drawings
Date:
n.d
Scope and Contents:
Single leaf of thin, tracing paper laminated to a supporting board. The drawing shows a mounted warrior facing fire from a group of enemies represented only partially by their firearms. A pictorial name glyph is labeled "Gellow [sic] Nose," probably intended as Yellow Nose. Inscription on top left reads "McKenzie's fight with Cheyenne on hd Powder Riv."

This is a tracing rather than an original drawing. Bourke assembled a substantial series of tracings and copies of Plains drawings. A number are now in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian (23/4251-4599), and five are in the collection of the National Museum of American History (GA08109-8113). Scholars have matched several of these copies to works in different Cheyenne books of drawings, demonstrating that Bourke's materials are from various sources to which he had access over time. The NMAI records indicate that these copies were collected 1880-81; they originally attributed them to "Chief Yellow Nose," subsequently changed to "probably non-Indian."
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.
Local Numbers:
NAA INV 08602500

NAA MS 409978
Local Note:
Media was changed from watercolor to crayon due to smudging and impressions in wax caused by lamination process.
Album Information:
MS 409978
Related Materials:
Other,original Plains drawings collected by Bourke are cataloged in the NAA as MS176622, and several accessions from Bourke are cataloged in the general Anthropology collections (Acccession numbers 001136, 021242 and others).
Provenance:
Richardson, A. H. Mrs
Genre/Form:
Ledger drawings
Citation:
Manuscript 409978, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS409978
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3ac1d3a24-ac3a-4055-8bff-94b61837a201
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms409978
Online Media:

Our neutrality laws Originally published in the "Mexican financier", City of Mexico, 1895 John G. Bourke .

Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
32 pages 23 cm
Type:
Books
Printed wrappers (Binding).)
Wrappers (Binding)
Place:
United States
Mexico
Date:
1896
Topic:
Neutrality  Search this
Diplomatic relations  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Call number:
KF4675.Z9B6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_286810

The snake-dance of the Moquis of Arizona : being a narrative of a journey from Santa Fé, New Mexico, to the villages of the Moqui Indians of Arizona, with a description of the manners and customs of this peculiar people, and especially of the revolting religious rite, the snake-dance ; to which is added a brief dissertation upon serpent-worship in general, with an account of the tablet dance of the pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico, etc. / by John G. Bourke ..

Title:
Moquis of Arizona
Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Lithographer:
Kell, C. F.  Search this
Physical description:
[5], viii-xvi, [2], 371, [1] p., XXXI [i.e. 33] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (some col.) 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1884
Topic:
Snake dance  Search this
Serpent worship  Search this
Call number:
E99.H7 B77 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_501333

Diary of John Gregory Bourke

Title:
Personal papers, diaries of Capt. John Gregory Bourke
Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Subject:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
124 volumes : illustrations, maps
Type:
Diaries
Personal narratives
Sources
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1872
1896
[1872-1896]
1866-1895
Topic:
Soldiers  Search this
Wars  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
mfm 006196
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_823331

Paper medicine man : John Gregory Bourke and his American West / Joseph C. Porter

Author:
Porter, Joseph C. 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 362 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1986
1866-1895
Topic:
Indianists  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Wars  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_281656

The snake dance of the Moquis of Arizona

Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 371 p., 31 plates illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1962
1884
1962]
Topic:
Snake dance  Search this
Serpent worship  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_818067

The diaries of John Gregory Bourke / edited and annotated by Charles M. Robinson III

Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Robinson, Charles M. 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1 > : ill., map ; 24 cm
Type:
Diaries
Personal narratives
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2003
C2003-
1866-1895
Topic:
Soldiers  Search this
Wars  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_727980

John Gregory Bourke : a soldier-scientist on the frontier / by William Gardner Bell

Author:
Bell, William Gardner  Search this
Subject:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 32 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Southwest, New
Date:
1978
Topic:
Indianists  Search this
Soldiers  Search this
Wars  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_626240

John Gregory Bourke : biographical notes / by Joseph C. Porter

Author:
Porter, Joseph C. 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
United States Army Cavalry  Search this
Physical description:
leaves 149-165 ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
Topic:
Indianists  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
E76.45.B68 P65 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_628009

Vocabulary of the Apache or 'Indé⁺ language of Arizona & New Mexico / collected by John Gregory Bourke in the 1870s and 1880s ; edited by Carole J. Condie ; with an appendix, John Gregory Bourke, biographical notes by Joseph C. Porter

Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Condie, Carol J  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 165 leaves ; 29 cm
Type:
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Date:
1980
Topic:
Apache languages  Search this
Call number:
PM631.Z5 B68 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_679135

Apache medicine-men / John G. Bourke

Author:
Bourke, John Gregory 1846-1896  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 158 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New Mexico
Date:
1993
1892
Topic:
Medicine  Search this
Shamans  Search this
Rites and ceremonies  Search this
Religion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514216

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