Roan Eagle book of drawings
Portions of this collection are digitized

Collection ID:
Roan Eagle
McGillycuddy, Valentine, 1849-1939
ca. 1880
Physical Description:
1 Notebook
33 drawings on leaves and inside covers
graphite, colored pencil, ink, and watercolor
10 x 16 cm.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Drawings of scenes of individual warriors, courting, hunting, various animals, and a dance.The drawings are in a small bound pocket notebook with pages of ruled paper, covers repaired with cloth tape. Inscription on flyleaf reads: "By our special artist Roan Eagle."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Dr. V.T. McGillycuddy identified himself in a 1932 letter to the BAE as having served as attending surgeon with the US Army in the field during the Indian campaigns 1876-78, and as Indian Agent in charge of Red Cloud's Sioux from 1879 to 1886. In later years, he was president of the South Dakota Society of California and maintained correspondence with the BAE regarding his Indian experiences.

Custodial History
The book was collected by Dr. V.T. McGillycuddy, presumably on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1880s. Received from Mrs. Julia B. McGillycuddy, July 11, 1949 and registered in the artifact collection as Accession Number 183,373.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 387,048

Album Information
Album Information
MS 387,048 001

Digital Content
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Using the Collection
Manuscript 387,048, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746