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w215.jpg (546337 bytes)1805 PUBLISHED TREATIES. Message from the President of the United States transmitting copies of treaties which have been lately entered into and concluded between the United States and the Delaware tribe of Indians, the Piankashaw tribe of Indians, and the united tribes of the Sac and Fox Indians : on the 18th day of August, the 27th day of the same month and the 3[r]d day of November, in the year 1805. Washington City, William Duane & Son. 1805. 8" x 4 3/4. 22pp. From bound volume of Congressional records.  (W215); $350. 

 


na032.jpg (90078 bytes)PAWNEE - SCOUT FOR CAVALRY- WM. H. JACKSON Cabinet Card, 6 1/2” x 4 1/4” Beginning to Go to War (Tit-Towy-Oot - Se) , Pawnee- Skeedee (subdivision). Alias was Johnson Wright, A civilized Indian. Wm Henry Jackson ,Photographs of the North American Indians by W.H. Jackson for the U.S. Geological Survey Omaha Nebraska 1877. (page 68). He was a scout for the Cavalry at Dull Knife Battle, Nov 25, 1876.  No imprinted info on card.. Fine. (Na. 32); $1400. A great site for viewing additional Jackson images from the survey are at  http://www.americanantiquarian.org/nativeamericanphotos.htm


na033.jpg (104179 bytes)FOX (PAWNEE) - SCOUT FOR CAVALRY- WM. H. JACKSON Cabinet Card, 6 1/2” x 4 1/4” Ke Wak Kit- Ka - Hoct (subdivision).  Wm Henry Jackson ,Photographs of the North American Indians by W.H. Jackson for the U.S. Geological Survey Omaha Nebraska 1877. (page 67). He was a scout for the Cavalry at Dull Knife Battle, Nov 25, 1876.  No imprinted info on card.. White area affectingleft center of image, mount exhibits break in b/l corner, edge roughness, o/w VG. (Na. 33); $400.

 

CDVS

na042.jpg (26023 bytes)CDV– PAWNEE– JACKSON BROS. CDV 2 1/2” x 4 ”. Ca. 1860’s Strong portrait of Pawnee Indian, with early Jackson Bros., Omaha backmark. Mount shows wear, soiling, o/w VG. (Na.42); $1000.


na040.jpg (65041 bytes)CDV– SEATED PORTRAIT– MAX MEYER. Carte de visite.2 12” x 3 3/4’. White Swan, "Thohaska", Yankton Sioux Chief.. Max Meyer store label on verso (covering photographer’s id (possibly B.H. Gurnsey, Sioux City). Mount trimmed on bottom, o/w VG+.(Na.40). $675. 


na038.jpg (24207 bytes)CDV– NATIVE AMERICANS– GURNSEY. Carte de visite. 2 1/2” x 3 3/4’. Photographer’s back of B.H. Gurnsey, Sioux City. Mount trimmed on bottom, o/w VG+.(Na.38). $450.


na010.jpg (109884 bytes)CDV–  PORTRAIT– PAWNEE. Carte de visite.2 12” x 3 3/4’.  Max Meyer store label on verso (covering photographer’s id (possibly B.H. Gurnsey, Sioux City).  VG- Fine.(Na.10). $875.


na039.jpg (21591 bytes)UTE INDIANS.– SAVAGE & OTTINGER. Cdv, 2 3/8” x 3 5/8”. Period pen id on verso. Savage & Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah. Bottom of mount trimmed, light, o/w G. (Na.39); $350.


na037.jpg (26014 bytes)NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY– SAVAGE & OTTINGER. Cdv, 2 3/8” x 3 5/8”. Period pen id on verso “ Goshoot family”. Savage & Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah. Bottom of mount trimmed, image lifting b/l edge, slight foxing in background, o/ w G. (Na.37); $sold   


na036.jpg (28583 bytes)CDV– INDIAN COURTSHIP– UTES. CDV 2 1/2” x 4 1/4”. Imprinted title on mount. C.W. Carter, Salt Lake City backmark. Well executed hand tinting, moderate, yet non distracting damage to b/l corner, overall VG. (Na.36);SOLD


na011.jpg (71933 bytes)CDV–  PAWNEE SCOUTS. Carte de visite.2 12” x 3 3/4’. No imprinted info, however beleived to be  Pawnee scouts photographed by Wm Henry H. Jackson.  Fine.(Na.11). $1200.

 


 

w287.jpg (56091 bytes)MANDAN ? INDIAN. Cabinet Card, 6 1/2” x 4 1/4” Possibly Mandan Indian, though by the mid 1870’s they suffered a great loss of population, and numbered a little about 400. Gilbert, Mandan, Dakota photographer’s backmark. Bottom right corner has diagonal crease, re-enforced on back with linen tape. Pin hole top center, mount shows corner wear, o/w VG, (W.287); $725.

 


 

w231.jpg (78393 bytes)MOJAVE PORTRAIT. 8" x 5 1/2 gelatin photograph mounted on white board. Typed title " Majave with long hair" on mount. Three punch holes along right side, some wrinkling of image, o/w Gd. (W231); $190.

 


 

w230.jpg (106653 bytes)NAVAJO BOY AT CARLISLE. Boudoir; 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" Visually appealing image. J. N. Choate, Carlisle, Pa photographer's imprint and list of titles on verso. Just a tad soft focused; mount corners have been rounded, overall VG-F. (W.230);$950.

 

 

w676.jpg (99120 bytes)A WINNEBAGO. 10 1/2" x 6 3/4" .  Indian portrait  from the first octavo edition of The History of the Indian Tribes of North America published by the firm of Daniel Rice and A. N. Hart in 1848–1850. Stone lithograph with  original hand color and have the desirable evidence of gum arabic.  Loss of paper b/l corner, minor foxing in background, o/w fine cond. (W.676); $300.

 

 


w675.jpg (89443 bytes)TSHI-ZUN-HAY-KAU. A Winnebago Warrior.  10 1/2" x 6 3/4" Indian portrait  from the first octavo edition of The History of the Indian Tribes of North America published by the firm of Daniel Rice and A. N. Hart in 1848–1850. Stone lithograph with  original hand color and have the desirable evidence of gum arabic.  Minor light diagonal crease b/r corner o/w fine cond. (W.675); $265.

 

 

 


 

w240.jpg (135324 bytes)APACHE SCOUTS. Boudoir card, 8 ½” x 5 ¼”. Period pencil id on verso. “ Nalto & Brother White Mountain Apache Scouts, San Carlos”. A .F. Randall Willcox, A.T. stamped photographer’s backmark. Light vertical crease, a hint light. (W.240); $1000.

 


w242.jpg (77891 bytes)NANA, APACHE LEADER . Cabinet Card, 6 1/2” x 4 1/4” Seated view of Apache leader. E. B Snell, Willington Kansas photographer’s imprint. . Though this image was not taken by Snell, does not exhibit the tell tale pattern of a pirated image, maintaining excellent clarity and detail. Has some damage on back of mount (glued at one point, and removed), o/w fine condition. (W.242) $SOLD 


 

w205.jpg (137902 bytes)JICARILLA APACHE CHIEF– A.F. RANDALL. Boudoir card, 8 1/2” x 5 1/4’. Period pen id on mount “ Jicarilla Apache Chief” A.F. Randall , Willcox, A.T. imprint on back. Improperly fixed causing to have somewhat mottled background (it appears as small pinhead size dot of light color), o/w G condition. (W.205); $SOLD

 

 


w202.jpg (58957 bytes)SAN PABLO JIRACARILLO CHIEF- Boudoir card, 8 1/2” x 5 1/4’. Period pen id on bottom of mount “ San Pablo Jicarillo Chief”. No imprint, but almost certainly done by A.F. Randall. Very handsome image, minor diagonal crease b/r corner. (W.202); $sold

 

 


na055.jpg (212518 bytes)PUEBLO AT ACOMA. Boudoir photograph, 8 ½” x 5 ¼:. “Pueblo at Acoma” imprinted in negative. Period pen id on verso “ 5 Story Adobe House. Acoma Indian Pueblo Western N. Mexico” W. Calm Strong and detailed view, image has minor light foxing, mount exhibits wear, chipping, and age toning. (Na.55); $750.
This “sky city” atop a steep-sided sandstone mesa, 357 ft (109 m) high and hard of access, is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.

 

 

 


 

na045.jpg (238405 bytes)CHIEF LITTLE HEAD - F. JAY HAYNES.. Cabinet card, 4 1/4” x 6 1/2” Stunning portrait of Chief Little Head. From F. Jay Haynes series of Colored Cabinets of Noted Indians (printed list on back).  Minor dampstain on bottom of mount, o/w Fine-VF condition. (Na.45); $1375.


na044.jpg (105083 bytes)CROW FLIES HIGH- D.F. BARRY. Cabinet card, 4 1/4” x 6 1/2” Stunning portrait of Crow Flies High, who in the late 1800s led his people, the Hidatsa, being tired of the depredations of their enemy the Sioux, to the location of the old Fort Union garden (in order to be closer to the U.S. army protection at Fort Buford).   D.F Barry photographer’s backmark. Bottom of mount has been skinned, with loss of the original period pen id. Apparently framed at one time, exhibits light burn line of old mat. Despite the condition issues, image is impacting with great tones and contrast. (Na.44); $850.


w270.jpg (67363 bytes)MOTHER OF MESSIAH. Standing Rock Reservation. Cabinet Card 6 1/4" x 4 1/4",  of  Mother of Messiah, taken at the Standing Rock Reservation. Geo Scott, Fort Yates, N Dakota Photographer's imprint.  Fine cond. (W.270); $750. 
This image relates to an lesser known incidents associated with the Ghost Dance period on the Standing Rock Reservation in North and South Dakota. In early November 1890, Agency police arrested Scarlet Woman (Waluta Winyan), , for claiming to be the mother of the risen Christ. Agent McLaughlin, an ardent Catholic, angered by her claim, had her brought before the tribal court and Chief Judge John Grass. Her claims about the Ghost Dance alarmed both Agent McLaughlin and U.S. Army officials who saw it as possibly leading to an uprising, led by the renowned Sitting Bull, in whose camp the practice of the Ghost Dancing was occurring. Shortly afterwards, McLaughlin issued the order to arrest Sitting Bull, resulting in the chief’s assassination on December 15, 1890.  This portrait is apparently made around the time of her appearance before the tribal court.]


na064.jpg (201585 bytes)STEREO VIEW -  AMONG THE WINNEBAGO INDIANS. Stereo view, 3 1/2” x 7”. View of Yellow Thunder (120 yrs old), Warrior Chief. H.H. Bennett, Kilbourn City, Wis. photographer's imprint. Exhibits some light wear and soiling, overall Fine cond. (Na64);$375.

 


na074.jpg (279096 bytes)STEREO VIEW -  SNAKE CHIEFS –A.J. RUSSELL.. Stereo view, 3 1/2” x 7”.   Stereo View, 3 1/2" x 7".  Orange mount. Union Pacific Railroad Views. Snake Chiefs imprinted on paste on label with titles on back.  VG cond. (Na.74) $350.00

 

 


 

The following  lots are gelatin prints, photographer unknown, probable all from Oraibi Pueblo. All have been mounted on a thin light brown paper.

 

w266.jpg (94013 bytes) CHILDREN OUTSIDE PUEBLO. 6" x 8" . Strong image, has light diagonal crease, o/w VG+ (W.266)$500.


w281.jpg (79790 bytes)MOQUI WATER CARRIER. 8'x6". Imprinted title " Moki Indian Wate Carrier, Oraibi Pueblo, Arizona".  A few random light creases, somewhat soft focused. o/w Gd (W.281); $165.


w280.jpg (82204 bytes)MOKI BASKET WEAVER. 8" x 6" View of basket weaver. Somewhat light along top edge, small in top right background,  o/w VG. (W.280); $195.

 

 

F.A. Rinehart

In 1898, and in occasion of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, James Mooney of the U.S. Bureau of Ethnology commissioned Omaha native Frank A. Rinehart to photograph the event and the Native American personalities. More than five hundred American Indians from thirty-five tribes attended the exposition in Omaha. Together with his assistant Adolph Muhr (who would later be employed by the famous photographer Edward S. Curtis), they produced what is now considered "one of the best photographic documentations of Indian leaders at the turn of the century".
Rinehart and Muhr photographed American Indians in a studio on the Exposition grounds with an 8 x 10 glass-negative; platinum prints were produced to achieve the broad range of tonal values that medium afforded. After the Omaha Congress, Rinehart and Muhr traveled the Indian reservations for two years, portraying Native American leaders who had not attended the event, as well as depicting general aspects of the indigenous everyday life and culture.

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