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MS 2000-18 Edward S. Curtis investigation of the Battle of Little Bighorn

Creator:
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952  Search this
Woodruff, Charles Albert, 1845-1920  Search this
Correspondent:
Leupp, Francis E. (Francis Ellington), 1849-1918  Search this
Names:
Curley  Search this
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876  Search this
Reno, Marcus A. (Marcus Albert), 1835-1889  Search this
Two Moon, 1847-1917  Search this
White Man Runs Him, approximately 1855-1925  Search this
Extent:
25 Items (2.5 inches (1 document box)
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Sioux  Search this
Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Little Bighorn Battlefield (Mont.)
Date:
bulk 1905, 1907-1908
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains materials relating to Edward S. Curtis' 1907-1908 investigation into the Battle of Little Bighorn. The collection contains Curtis' notes; transcriptions of eyewitness accounts of Crow scouts Curley (as told to Chas. F. Roe, published in Army & Navy Journal, March 10, 1982) and White Man Runs Him and Cheyenne chief Two Moons; and letters from General Charles A. Woodruff, who was assigned by the U.S. Army to corroborate Curtis's findings in 1908. Also includes a 1905 letter from Francis E. Leupp, Comissioner of Indian Affairs, to Curtis
Biographical / Historical:
Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) was a photographer, known for his images of Native Americans and of the American West. In preparation for his volume on the Sioux for his 20 volume publication, The North American Indian, he investigated the details of the Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand (June 25, 1876). He first visited the battleground in 1905 and interviewed many of the Sioux participants. He returned in 1907, and with the help of three Crow scouts who were with George Armstrong Custer that day, Curtis retraced Custer's steps on his final day. Curtis submitted a report to President Theodore Roosevelt and army officials, and upon their request, chose not to publish his findings out of deference to Custer's widow, who was alive at the time. Shortly before his death in 1952, Curtis passed on his manuscript to his son Harold with the request that he find a home for his papers. Thirty-six year later, shortly before his own death, Harold donated his father's manuscript to the National Museum of American History. Curtis' manuscript was later transferred to the National Anthropological Archives.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2000-18
Local Note:
See NAA vertical file under "Curtis, Edward S." for more information.
Topic:
Little Bighorn, Battle of the, Mont., 1876  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Manuscript 2000-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2000-18
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw32d9d3a4d-36de-425d-be35-8c50cbc5eb83
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2000-18

Copy photograph of Memorial to First Americans groundbreaking

Names:
Medicine Crow Chief  Search this
Plenty Coups, 1848-1932  Search this
Red Cloud, Jack  Search this
Two Moon, 1847-1917  Search this
Wanamaker, Rodman, 1863-1928  Search this
White Man Runs Him, approximately 1855-1925  Search this
Wooden Leg, 1858-1940  Search this
Extent:
1 Copy negative
1 Copy print
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Copy prints
Photographs
Place:
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1913
Scope and Contents note:
Photograph made from a framed print depicting American Indians at groundbreaking ceremonies for Rodman Wanamaker's proposed National Memorial to the First Americans on Staten Island, on February 22, 1913. Included in the image are Cheyenne chief Wooden Leg, Cheyenne chief Two Moons, Rodman Wanamaker, Crow chief Plenty Coups, Crow chief Medicine Crow, Crow Indian White Man Runs Him, and Oglala Sioux chief Jack Red Cloud. The original photograph may have been made by the Bain News Service.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1913, department store owner Rodman Wanamaker (1863-1928) sponsored a project that brought American Indians to New York for the groundbreaking of a proposed National Memorial to the First Americans on Staten Island; however, the monument was never built. Wanamaker also sponsored three photographic expeditions between 1908 and 1913, intending to document the "vanishing race" of American Indians.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot R82-55
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs collected by Wanamaker can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 64.
Additional photographs of this event can be found in the Library of Congress in the George Grantham Bain Collection.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot R82-55, Copy photograph of Memorial to First Americans groundbreaking, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.R82-55
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw39b890207-c58a-4967-90d4-972c42401c38
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-r82-55

Photographs of Crow Indians made by Joseph Dixon on the Wannamaker Expedition to the Plains, 1909-13

Photographer:
Dixon, Joseph K. (Joseph Kossuth)  Search this
Artist:
Sharpe, J. H.  Search this
Names:
Rodman Wanamaker Expedition  Search this
Alligator  Search this
Alligator-stands-up  Search this
Arrow Woman  Search this
Bad Baby  Search this
Bad Man  Search this
Bird-all-over-the-ground  Search this
Corner-of-the-mouth  Search this
Coyote Running  Search this
Gray Bull  Search this
Gray Hair  Search this
Hairy-moccasin  Search this
Medicine Crow Chief  Search this
Old Coyote  Search this
Sharp Horn  Search this
Shows-a-fish  Search this
Takes-five  Search this
The Bread  Search this
Two Leggings, Chief  Search this
White Man Runs Him, approximately 1855-1925  Search this
Wolf-lies-down  Search this
Extent:
30 Prints
Culture:
Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Original number 156. Sharp Horn, age 90 . Crow. 160. Sharp Horn, age 90. Crow. (Negative Number 56,817). 163. Gray Bull and family. Crow. 167. Bird-all-over-the-ground. Crow. 171. Crow woman. (Negative Number 56,816). 172. Gray Hair. Crow. 173. Old Coyote, age 50. Crow. 174. Alligator. Crow. 176. Coyote Running. Crow. 178. Alligator-stands-up. Crow. 179. Bad Baby. Crow. 181. Arrow Woman. Child. Crow. 182. Chief Medicine Crow. Crow tribe. 184. Chief Medicine Crow. Crow tribe. (Negative Number 56,818) 186. Shows-a-fish. Crow. 187. Shows-a-fish. Crow. 188. The Bread. Crow. 189. The Bread. Crow. 190. The Bread. Crow. 191. The Bread. Crow. 192. Bad Man. Crow. 200. Corner-of-the-mouth, age 57. Crow. 238. White-man-runs-him, 65. Custer scout. Crow. 242. White-man-runs-him, age 65. Custer Scout. Crow. 244. White-man-runs-him, age 65. Custer scout. Crow. 282. Wolf-lies-down. Crow. 287. Wolf-lies-down. A chief and wise man of the Crow tribe. "The Ole Arrowhead Maker." 288. Takes-five. Crow Woman. 308. Hairy-moccasin. Crow. 447. Chief Two Leggings. Crow. Painting by J. H. Sharp, ca. 1900.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4416
Local Note:
Prints with University of Indiana Numbers between 156-447.
Filed: Original Prints series, Crow.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4416, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4416
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw381983c0c-5518-4484-9e13-3b456a5d0e13
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4416

White-Man-Runs-Him : Crow Scout with Custer / by Dennis W. Harcey and Brian R. Croone with Joe Medicine Crow

Author:
Harcey, Dennis W  Search this
Croone, Brian R  Search this
Medicine Crow, Joseph 1913-2016  Search this
Subject:
White Man Runs Him approximately 1855-1925  Search this
United States Army Cavalry, 7th  Search this
Physical description:
221 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
History
Place:
Great Plains
Date:
1993
©1993
Topic:
Scouts (Reconnaissance)  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CT275.W5842 H3 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_513647

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