James Owen Dorsey photographs of Quapaw Indians, circa 1890

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.134E
Creators:
Dorsey, James Owen, 1848-1895
Dates:
circa 1890
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21 Negatives
circa
nitrate
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs depicting Quapaw men, women, and children, in front of or near wood-sided buildings.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
James Owen Dorsey (1848-1895) was an ethnologist and linguist employed by the Bureau of American Ethnology. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Dorsey was ordained by the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1871 and began missionary work among the Ponca Indians shortly thereafter. Though he was quick to learn the Ponca language, illness forced him to abandon his work in 1873. He returned to Baltimore and became a member of the Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) after its establishment in 1879. With the BAE, he completed studies of the Omaha, Osage, Kansa, and Dakota Indians, as well as Athapascan, Kusan, Takilman, and Yakonan languages in Oregon.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy negatives are available with the collection.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 134E

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
Original nitrate negatives are in cold storage and require advanced notice for viewing.
Conditions Governing Use note
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 134E, James Owen Dorsey photographs of Quapaw Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives holds the James O. Dorsey papers (MS 4800) and James Owen Dorsey photograph collection (MS 4751).
Location of Other Archival Materials
Glass negatives and prints for these and other Dorsey photographs of Quapaw Indians are held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives and Photo Lot 24.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quapaw Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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