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Scrapbook: Return Surplus Lands to Indian People

Collection Creator:
Thorpe, Grace F.  Search this
38 Photographic prints
Box 12
Box 2, Folder 1
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Scope and Contents:
This scrapbook includes articles, newspaper clippings, letters and photographs from various events and marches Grace participated in regarding the fight for returning surplus lands to Native peoples. These events and materials include--Fishing Rights March (1970) in Yelm, Washington with the McCloud family; Fort Lawton "Surplus" March (1970) in Seattle, Washington; Pit River versus P.G..E. (1970) in Big Bend, California; DQU, Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University founding (1971) in Davis, California; and documentation as National Commitee Director for the "Return Surplus Lands to Indian People".
Separated Materials:
The cover and back of the scrapbook binder are in Box 12 since they are oversized.
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:
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 For personal or classroom use, users are invited users to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not changed, 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.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Grace F. Thorpe Collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Grace F. Thorpe Collection
Grace F. Thorpe Collection / Series 4: Working on Behalf of Native Americans and Activism
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Photographs of Ute Indians

Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)  Search this
Charlie, Buckskin  Search this
Charlie, Buckskin Mrs  Search this
Robinson, John  Search this
Snow, Luke  Search this
Snow, Luke Mrs  Search this
29 Prints
Ute  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Basin  Search this
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
1912, 1913
Scope and Contents:
Indians from the Reservation at Ignacio, Colorado, making camp in the Garden of ther Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to which place a group of about 70, under the leadership of Buckskin Charlie ("War Chief" of the Utes) had come by train to be the feature of the annual "Shan Kive" (good time) of the Pike's Peak region, summer, 1913. H. S. Poley, photographer. Numbers 4251: Numbers 1a-10a: Mrs Buckskin Charlie erecting her tipi. 1a "Buckskin Charlie's squaw preparing to erct her tipi." 46,786-C. 2a "Ready to raise the poles. She used 5 but Charlie's tent is very large." 46,786-D. 3a "Opening out the poles." 46,786-E. 4a "Raising the canvas." 46,786-F. 5a "Straightening the canvas." 46,786-G. 6a "Opening out the canvas over the poles." 46,786-H. 7a "Adjusting canvas at entrance." 46,786-J. 8a "Placing end of pole in socket of ventilating flap." 46,786-K. 9a "Stretching canvas and pegging down the edge of tipi." 46,786-L. 10a "Buckskin Charlie and squaw viewing the camp." Numbers 1b-12b. Erection of the tipi of John Robinson. 1b "Selecting site for tipi." 2b "Selecting first four poles to be tied together." 3b "Opening out the first four poles." 4b "Showing the two poles at entrance." 5b "Adjusting canvas and fastening it to pole." 6b "Canvas on pole in position. Placing the other poles." 7b "Completed tipi." 8b "Neighborly calls." 9b "Her home was ready in less than an hour." 10b "Ute camp--carrying water." 11b "John Robinson--Ute." 12b "Ute camp."
C-Series: Utes of same Band. Photos taken 1 year earlier (1912), in their camp in Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado. C-1 "Luke Snow (Police)." Two men standing, woman seated, outside tipi. C-2 Same. C-3 "Mrs Luke Snow." Woman with cradle on back. C-4 Same, with cradle; another woman with small girl. C-5 Same. C-6 Man, two women, outside tipi. C-7 Woman at tipi entrance. Not clear.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4251
Local Note:
Filed: Original prints, Ute.
Photographs  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Camps  Search this
Ute Indians  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- tipi construction  Search this
Manuscript 4251, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

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