Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
56 photographic prints : albumen and silver gelatin
8 prints : halftone and color halftone
3 painted photographs
2 color lithographs
1 stereograph : albumen
10 copy prints
NAA Photo Lot 87-2P
Nez Percé Indians
Indians of North America Great Basin
Indians of North America Great Plains
Indians of North America Northeast
Indians of North America Plateau
Indians of North America Southern States
Indians of North America Southwest, New
Digital surrogates for some items available online.
Some photographs collected in the Bureau of American Ethnology, but most appear to have been donated directly to the US National Museum (some by Victor Justice Evans and W. W. Anderson). This collection was found in 1972, along with other collections in Photo Lot 87-2, as something which had been set aside as a "problem collection," though this may only reflect that it had not yet been processed.
Addl. KW Subjects
Sauk & Fox
The bulk of the collection consists of portraits of identified American Indians 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.
Photo lot 87-2P, United States National Museum Department of Anthropology photograph collection of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland