MS 7129 Silhouettes of members of a 1805-06 delegation to Washington and others
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7129
Creators:
Williams, Moses, 1776-1833
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Dates:
February 1806
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
13 Items
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
In December 1805, Thomas Jefferson hosted a delegation to Washington DC of representatives of Indian tribes from Louisiana Territory. Early in the new year (1806), several members of the delegation traveled to Philadelphia. There they visited Charles Willson Peale's Museum and some had their silhouettes taken by Peale's physiognotrace.
Included are images of Joseph Barron (Baume), interpreter; Paul Choteau, interpreter, an Osage; Shegagahega, a Pawnee; Pagesgatse, a Pawnee; Tahawarra, perhaps a Missouria; Macapaba, perhaps a Missouria, Waconsca, perhaps a Kansa; and Sagessage ("The Wind"), an Osage. There are two items labeled number 10, one of which is possibly Mechenecka, a Sac.
The other silhouettes are undated. They include two labeled Titian R. Peale, and one labled "Black Hawk's son".

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the Division of Domestic Life, NMHT, December 7, 1979 (arrived in NAA in March 1980). Acc. 222,036.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7129
OPPS NEG MHT 55,527-536
OPPS NEG 84-14405-407

Local Note
Local Note
The silhouettes of the delegates are described in John C. Ewers' " 'Chiefs from the Missouri and the Mississippi' and Peale's Silhouettes of 1860," Smithsonian Journal of History, Spring 1966, pages 1-26.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 7129, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Delegations -- Osage Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delegations -- Pawnee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delegations -- Missouria Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delegations -- Sac Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- Osage Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- Pawnee Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- Missouria Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal-Indian relations -- Sac Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sauk & Fox Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Silhouettes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Osage Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chaticks Si Chaticks (Pawnee) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missouria (Missouri) Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sauk Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Titian R. (Titian Ramsay), 1780-1798 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barron, Joseph Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Choteau, Paul Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shegagahega Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pagesgatse Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tahawarra Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Macapaba Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Waconsca Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sagessage Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mechenecka Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Hawk's son Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Wind Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, Maryland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/