National Anthropological Archives

MS 2000-03 Signature of Geronimo

Collection ID:
Geronimo, 1829-1909
Bunten, Roy
Faulk, Odie B.
bulk 1904
Physical Description:
2 Letters
and 1 signature

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Geronimo's signature on a small scrap of paper. One letter, authored by Roy Bunten in 1972, describes the signature of Geronimo that he obtained at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis (also known as the Louisiana Purchase Expedition) for ten cents. The letter describes Geronimo as a prisoner of the U.S. Government, brought to the 1904 Fair from Fort Sill as part of an "Indian exhibit." The second letter is from Odie B. Faulk (Head, Dept. of History, Oklahoma State University) to Mrs. Keith Campbell of Steven's Point, WI (Bunten's daughter), stating that Genonomo was known to have sold signatures at the 1904 World's Fair, and gives suggestions of names of individuals who Campbell might speak to for additional information.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 2000-03, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2000-03

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Signatures (names) Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Apache Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louisiana Purchase Exposition (1904: Saint Louis, Mo.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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