Adventures in geyser land : reprinted from the wonders of geyser land, edition of 1878 / by Frank D. Carpenter; with facsimiles of the original title page and frontispiece, and the addition of a preface, notes, appendices, and illustrations, by Heister Dean Guie and Lucullus Virgil McWhorter; maps by C.A. Badeau
Tragedy of the Wahk-Shum : the death of Andrew J. Bolon, Yakima Indian Agent, as told by Su-el-lil, eyewitness : also, the suicide of General George A. Custer, as told by Owl Child, eyewitness / by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter ; edited, with additional material by Donald M. Hines
The collection consists of photographs relating to Native Americans, which were submitted to the copyright office of the Library of Congress in and around the early 20th century. Many of the photographs are studio portraits as well as photographs made as part of expeditions and railroad surveys. It includes images of people, dwellings and other structures, agriculture, arts and crafts, burials, ceremonies and dances, games, food preparation, transportation, and scenic views. Some of the photographs were posed to illustrate literary works, including Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Hiawatha, while others depict paintings or other artwork.
Collection is organized alphabetically by copyright claimant.
The collection was formed from submissions made to the Library of Congress as part of the copyright registration process. In 1949, arrangements were made to allow the Bureau of American Ethnology to copy the collection and some negatives were made at that time, largely from the Heyn and Matzen photographs. The project was soon abandoned, however, as too large an undertaking for the facilities of the BAE. In 1957-1958, arrangements were begun by William C. Sturtevant of the BAE to transfer a set of the photographs from the Library of Congress to the BAE.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 59
In 1965, the Bureau merged with the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology to form the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology, and in 1968 the Office of Anthropology Archives transformed into the National Anthropological Archives.
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Photo Lot 59, Library of Congress Copyright Office photograph collection of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The border settlers of northwestern Virginia from 1768-1795, embracing the life of Jesse Hughes and other noted scouts of the great woods of the trans-Allegheny, with notes and illustrative anecdotes. With pref. and additional notes by William Elsey Connelley and sketch of the author by J. P. MacLean. Published for Judge J. C. McWhorter
Tragedy of the Wahk-shum; prelude to the Yakima Indian war, 1855-56; the killing of Major Andrew J. Bolon; eyewitness account by Su-el-lil, locating the place of Bolon's death; and Indian legends. Addendum: definition of "Yakima" ... Introduction by H. D. Guie. By Lucullus Virgil McWhorter