National Anthropological Archives

Photographs of Ute Indians

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4251
Creators:
Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
Dates:
1912, 1913
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
29 Prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Indians from the Reservation at Ignacio, Colorado, making camp in the Garden of ther Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, to which place a group of about 70, under the leadership of Buckskin Charlie ("War Chief" of the Utes) had come by train to be the feature of the annual "Shan Kive" (good time) of the Pike's Peak region, summer, 1913. H. S. Poley, photographer. Numbers 4251: Numbers 1a-10a: Mrs Buckskin Charlie erecting her tipi. 1a "Buckskin Charlie's squaw preparing to erct her tipi." 46,786-C. 2a "Ready to raise the poles. She used 5 but Charlie's tent is very large." 46,786-D. 3a "Opening out the poles." 46,786-E. 4a "Raising the canvas." 46,786-F. 5a "Straightening the canvas." 46,786-G. 6a "Opening out the canvas over the poles." 46,786-H. 7a "Adjusting canvas at entrance." 46,786-J. 8a "Placing end of pole in socket of ventilating flap." 46,786-K. 9a "Stretching canvas and pegging down the edge of tipi." 46,786-L. 10a "Buckskin Charlie and squaw viewing the camp." Numbers 1b-12b. Erection of the tipi of John Robinson. 1b "Selecting site for tipi." 2b "Selecting first four poles to be tied together." 3b "Opening out the first four poles." 4b "Showing the two poles at entrance." 5b "Adjusting canvas and fastening it to pole." 6b "Canvas on pole in position. Placing the other poles." 7b "Completed tipi." 8b "Neighborly calls." 9b "Her home was ready in less than an hour." 10b "Ute camp--carrying water." 11b "John Robinson--Ute." 12b "Ute camp."
C-Series: Utes of same Band. Photos taken 1 year earlier (1912), in their camp in Monument Valley Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado. C-1 "Luke Snow (Police)." Two men standing, woman seated, outside tipi. C-2 Same. C-3 "Mrs Luke Snow." Woman with cradle on back. C-4 Same, with cradle; another woman with small girl. C-5 Same. C-6 Man, two women, outside tipi. C-7 Woman at tipi entrance. Not clear.

Administration
Custodial History
Gift of the photographer. Transmitted in letter of December 1, 1913, along with general description of method erection of tipi. Correspondence in Smithsonian Institution files.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4251, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4251

Local Note
Local Note
Filed: Original prints, Ute.


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camps Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Habitations and other structures -- tipi construction Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ute Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Basin Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charlie, Buckskin, Mrs. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charlie, Buckskin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snow, Luke Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snow, Luke, Mrs. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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