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.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 87-2P
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Photo lot 87-2P, United States National Museum Department of Anthropology photograph collection relating to Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Photographers unknown, except for one photograph by J. A. Boston, Durango, Colorado. 10 copy prints by Dr Omer C. Stewart, unmounted, various sizes.
Catalog Number 4583: (1) Tribe: Ute Description: "Buckskin Charley and his favorite wife." (2) Ute "Buckskin Charley and his two wives." (3) Bust of man. (4) Ute "Chief Ignacio with Mr Watthers, Ute Chiefs with a Catholic Priest who had Ignacio as part of his mission." (5) Ute. Large group of Utes. Photographer: J. A. Boston, Durango, Colorado. Date: October 22, 1880. (6) Ute "Taken in Washington D. C., 1878, when Otto Mears (2) was appointed Special Commissioner to make treaty with Ute Indians. Ute (1) Galato [Galote], (2) Otto Mears, (3) Savero [Severo], (4) Shavanaux [Shavano], (5) Col. H. Page, (6) Jocknick. 1878. (7) Ute "Taken in Washington, D. C., 1878, when Otto Mears (2) was appointed Special Commissioner to make treaty with Ute Indians." (7) Ignatio (8) Hon. C. Shurz (9) Weretsiz [woman] (10) Ouray (11) Gen Charles Adams (12) Chipeta. 1878. (8) Ute "Taken in Washington, D. C., 1878, when Otto Mears (2) was appointed Special Commissioner to make treaty with Ute Indians." Commissioner to make treaty with Ute Indians." (13) Ohio Bianco [Ojo Blanco] (14) W. H. Berry (15) Taprick [Tapuche ? cf. Negative 1583.] (16) Captain Jack (17) Tim Johnson. Note: 4583:(6-9) Apparently sections of same group photograph. (9) Ute "Taken in Washington D. C., 1878, when Otto Mears (2) was appointed Special Commissioner to make treaty with Ute Indians." (18) Sowerwick (19) Henry Jim (20) Buckskin Charley (21) Wass (22) William Burns (23) Alhandra. (10) Buckskin Charley.