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Charging Elk and Broken Legs

Collection Photographer:
Sprinkel, Matilda Inez Murphy  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass plate negative
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Glass plate negatives
Date:
1908
Scope and Contents:
Glass plate negative depicting an outdoor portrait of Charging Elk and Broken Leg [Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)]standing outside a building. One holds a rifle and the other is wearing what appears to be an Indian Police badge. Etched into the emulsion of the photograph is, "F.K. Sprinkel. Rosebud S.D. 1908." This photograph was shot by Frederick Kemper Sprinkel on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, 1908.
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Matilda Sprinkel glass plate negatives of the Rosebud Reservation, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4a87c5504-452d-4629-aaea-740030e267b9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-083-ref514

Matilda Sprinkel glass plate negatives of the Rosebud Reservation

Photographer:
Sprinkel, Matilda Inez Murphy  Search this
Names:
Bear Heels, Chief  Search this
Big Face  Search this
Charging Elk  Search this
Red Fish, Chief  Search this
Sprinkel, Margaret Paulina  Search this
Extent:
11 Glass plate negatives (4x5 in.)
Container:
Box 1
Culture:
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Glass plate negatives
Glass negatives
Place:
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Date:
1904-1910
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 11 glass plate negatives photographed by Matilda Inez Murphy Sprinkel, circa 1904-1910. Sprinkel and her husband Frederick Kemper Sprinkel were trading post operators and possibly Indian Agents on the Rosebud Reservation when she shot these photographs. It is possible that some of the photographs may have been shot by Frederick as well.

The bulk of the photographs are portraits of individuals probably from the Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux) community and include 2 photos of Chief Red Fish; an outdoor photo of Charging Elk and Broken Legs, with one of them wearing an Indian police badge; a photo of Big Face holding a rifle; 2 photos of Chief Bear Heels; an outdoor portrait possibly of Bear Heels' wife; and 2 unidentified Lakota women. There are also 2 baby photos of the Sprinkels' first child Margaret Paulina Sprinkel (1908-2006).

The backgrounds on several of the glass plate negatives have been masked out with red paint either by Matilda Sprinkel, or perhaps by her daughter Margaret who worked as a photograph retoucher. Notes such as names and locations were also etched in the emulsion on several glass plates presumably by Matilda.
Arrangement:
The materials in this collection are organized in 1 box.
Biographical / Historical:
Matilda Inez Murphy Sprinkel was born in Ligonier, PA in 1880. She married Frederick Kemper Sprinkel (1877-1936) on September 26, 1906. The couple operated a trading post on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota and were possibly Indian Agents as well. They had several children including Margaret Paulina Sprinkel (1908-2006), Frederick Kemper Sprinkel, Jr. (1910-1998), and Rose Hume Sprinkel Rosse (1914-1992). Matilda Inez died in Richmond, VA in 1966.
Provenance:
Donated by Murphy Sprinkel and Mary Jane Stout, 2016.
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:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast 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:
Indians of North America -- South Dakota  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Matilda Sprinkel glass plate negatives of the Rosebud Reservation, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.083
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Matilda Sprinkel glass plate negatives of the Rosebud Reservation
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4368003c2-f613-401f-9bea-0678449335cc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-083
Online Media:

Transatlantic voices : interpretations of Native North American literatures / edited by Elvira Pulitano

Author:
Pulitano, Elvira 1970-  Search this
Physical description:
xxxv, 298 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Europe
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
American fiction--Indian authors--History and criticism  Search this
Criticism  Search this
Characters and characteristics in literature  Search this
Intellectual life  Search this
Indians in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_903872

James Welch : a critical companion / Mary Jane Lupton

Author:
Lupton, Mary Jane  Search this
Subject:
Welch, James 1940-2003 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 164 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Western stories--History and criticism  Search this
Indians in literature  Search this
In literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_913341

The heartsong of Charging Elk : a novel / James Welch

Author:
Welch, James 1940-2003-  Search this
Subject:
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show  Search this
Physical description:
440 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Fiction
Historical fiction
Place:
France
Marseille (France)
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Americans  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_917347

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