Photographs of R. O. Sweeny Drawings of Dakota Indians

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4489
Creators:
Sweeny, Robert Ormsby, 1831-1902
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
16 Prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Consists of 20 photos of drawings by Robert Ormsby Sweeny, made in Minnesota in 1852.
Scope and Contents
Contents: 4489: Artist's titles: [1.] Interior Dakota Bark house. [2.] Dakota or Sioux women Tanning and dressing skins. [3.] Dakotas telling stories and preparing for a hunting party. [4.] Bark hunting lodge of Dakotas or Sioux Indians. [5.] "Fire hunting" of the Sioux. [6.] Sioux spearing fish. [7.] Shakapes and Le petite Corbeaus bands playing ball at Shakapes village. [8.] Dakota Doctor or Sorcerer preparing charms for the sick. [9.] Dakota Doctor exorcising the evil spirit from the sick. [10.] Dakota medicine men showing their secret charms to each other. [11.] Dance Worship of Oank-tay-hee Taku-wakan- The supernatural giant. [12.] Dakota Indians dancing the Sun Dance. [13.] Bark Houses or Summer Lodges of Dakotas. [14.] Return Dance of a successful War party of Dakotas. [15.] Begging Dance of the Dakotas or Sioux. [16.] Dakota or Sioux squaws gathering Wild Rice for Winter food. [17.] Dog Dance of the M'de wakan ton Sioux or Dakotas. [18.] Dakota or Sioux Indians racing ponies. [19.] M'de Wakanton wan Dakota burial place, "Black Dogs Village" Minnesota. [20.] Wa-pa-ton Sioux or Dakota Ceremonies of the Thunder Bird "Travers des Sioux."

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4489

Local Note
Local Note
Filed: Dakota original prints (no negatives). Mounted in album.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Purchased 1956 from the British Museum for reference only. Publication permission as well as additional prints sould be obtained directly from the British Museum, which owns the originals.
Citation
Manuscript 4489, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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