Bureau of American Ethnology photograph albums of American Indians, 1858-1905
NAA.PhotoLot.60

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.60
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution., Bureau of American Ethnology
Dates:
1858-1905
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
16 albums
albumen and platinum
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph albums prepared by the Bureau of American Ethnology or the photographic lab, possibly for reference purposes by staff. The use of such albums has been mentioned by BAE photographer De Lancey W. Gill. The albums contain photographs made from the Bureau of American Ethnology's collection of negatives, documenting Apache, Arapaho, Assiniboin, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Cocopa, Dakota, Flathead, Fox, Iowa, Kalispel, Kiowa Apache, Nez Perce, Omaha, Osage, Ponca, Santa Clara, Sauk, Shoshoni, Spokane Tonkawa, Wichita, and Winnebago Indians. The bulk of the photographs are studio portraits, made at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition in Omaha in 1898 or during delegation visits to Washington, DC. There are also other photographs made during Victor Mindeleffʹs work in Chaco Canyon, and on W J McGeeʹs expedition to Sonora, Mexico, in 1900.
Photographers include Charles Milton Bell, William Dinwiddie, Alexander Gardner, De Lancey W. Gill, John K. Hillers, William Henry Jackson, Frank Albert Rinehart, Wells Moses Sawyer, Antonio Zeno Shindler, Victor or Cosmos Mindeleff, Julian Vannerson with Samuel A. Cohner. Included are negative numbers formerly used by BAE, but the National Anthropological Archives also annotated them with current negative numbers.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Titles of the albums are (1) Omaha and Winnebago; (2) miscellaneous; (3) Sauk and Fox; (4) miscellaneous; (5) Arapaho and Cheyenne; (6) Chiricahua, San Carlos, and Apache; (7) Sauk and Fox; (8) Osage, Shoshoni and Nez Perce, Siouan, Oto; (9) Santa Clara and Flathead; (10) Ponca; (11) Sauk and (12) Wichita and Kiowa Apache; (13) Cocopa; and (14) Assiniboin and Blackfoot

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
The Bureau of American Ethnology was founded in 1879 in part as a result of the federal geological surveys and under the administration of the Smithsonian Institution. Under the directorship of John Wesley Powell (1879-1902), the BAE supported field research by its staff and collaborators, initiated several anthropological publications, and supported the growth of the anthropological discipline, particularly as it related to American Indians and specimens. In addition to its research and publications program, it developed a manuscript repository, library, and an illustrations section that included (in addition to the preparation of artwork for publications) photography and a photographic collection. The BAE commissioned studio portraits of visiting Indian delegates and hired De Lancey Gill served as the its official photographer and illustrator from the 1890s to 1930.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 60

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 60, Bureau of American Ethnology photograph albums of American Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Assiniboin; Assiniboine
Blackfoot
Dakota, Sioux
Flathead
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox
Santa Clara
Sauk & Fox
Shoshone
Shoshone
Sauk & Fox
Assiniboin
Sioux
Plains Apache
Meskwaki; Sauk & Fox
Blackfeet

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the Bureau of American Ethnology records and the BAE historical negatives, as well as Dinwiddie photographs of the W. J. McGee expeditions are held in (Photo Lot 89 and Photo Lot 144), Charles Milton Bell photographs (Photo Lot 80), and additional photographs by most photographers represented in this collection (Photo Lot 59 and Photo Lot 90-1)

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Bureau of American Ethnology photograph albums of American Indians, 1858-1905

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Albums found in a laboratory of the Arts and Industries Building of the Smithsonian Insitution, circa 1950s.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Preliminary description is available with the collection. Draft inventory is available in repository.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Bell, C. M., (Charles Milton), approximately 1849-1893, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cohner, Samuel A., photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dinwiddie, William, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hillers, John K., 1843-1925, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mindeleff, Cosmos, 1863- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mindeleff, Victor, 1860-1948 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rinehart, F. A., (Frank A.), photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sawyer, Wells, 1863-1960, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shindler, A. Zeno, (Antonio Zeno), 1823-1899, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vannerson, Julian, 1827-, photographer Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arapaho Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Assiniboine Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaco Canyon (N.M.) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cocopa Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fox Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Great Basin Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Great Plains Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Northeast Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Northwest Coast of North America Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Plateau Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America--Southwest, New Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Iowa Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalispel Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Apache Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Mexico Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nez Percé Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omaha Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Osage Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ponca Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Salish Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sauk Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoshoni Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sihasapa Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sonora (Mexico : State) Geographical Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spokane Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tewa Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tonkawa Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wichita Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winnebago Indians Subject Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Phone: 301.238.1300
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