William S. Soule photographs of American Indians and camps in Kansas and Oklahoma, 1867-1874
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.3912
Creators:
Soule, William S. (William Stinson), 1836-1908
Dates:
1867-1874
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 Album
albumen
92 Prints
Album
silver gelatin
30 Prints
albumen (mostly cabinet cards)
42 Prints
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs by William S. Soule depicting American Indians and camps in the vicinity of Fort Dodge, Kansas and Camp Supply and Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Documented tribes include Arapaho, Caddo, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, and Wichita Indians.
One albumen print mounted on a card with C. W. Carter's photographer imprint, though the photograph was made by Soule. One album includes silver gelatin prints made from original Soule negatives by Henry G. Peabody.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
William Stinson Soule (1836-1908) was the photographer at Fort Sill (now in Oklahoma) from its founding in 1869 to the end of the Indian campaigns in 1874-1875. Soule moved from New England circa 1868, first working as a photographer at Fort Dodge, Kansas, then at Camp Supply with General Philip Sheridan's campaigning troops. As the photographer for the United States Army at Fort Sill, he photographed the construction of the fort as well as many of the people and events associated with the Indian Wars. Soule left Fort Sill in 1875 to return to Boston where he joined his brother's Soule Photograph Co. and then operated the Soule Art Company until his death.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Digital surrogates are available online. Copy negatives are on file for all the subjects in this album, although not necessarily copied from these particular prints.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 3912

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Conditions Governing Use note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 3912, William S. Soule photographs of American Indians and camps in Kansas and Oklahoma, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Plains Apache

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Soule photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4599, MS 4791, MS 2531, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 97-6, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Correspondence from Henry G. Peabody and Lucia Soule relating to this collection held in the National Anthropological Archives in the Bureau of American Ethnology general correspondence.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Huntington Library Photo Archives holds the Henry G. Peabody Collection of Photographs and Negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Lucia A. Soule also donated a Lincoln peace medal, which was transferred to the US National Museum, Department of History, in Accession 205943.

Contained in
Contained in
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)

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See others in
William S. Soule photographs of American Indians and camps in Kansas and Oklahoma (formerly MS 3912-a), 1867-1874
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William S. Soule photographs of American Indians and camps in Kansas and Oklahoma (formerly MS 3912-b), 1867-1874
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William S. Soule photographs of American Indians and camps in Kansas and Oklahoma (formerly MS 3912-c), 1867-1874

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Album of silver gelatin prints, originally MS 3912-A, was obtained in February 1937 from Henry G. Peabody, a Pasadena, CA, publisher of educational slides and films. In a letter dated March of that year, Peabody states that he was became acquainted with W. S. Soule in 1886, when Soule was senior partner in the Soule Photographic Co. in Boston.
Custodial History note
Album of albumen prints as well as some of the unmounted prints and cabinet cards, originally MS 3912-b, was donated by Lucia A. Soule, William S. Soule's daughter, in May 1955.
Custodial History note
Eighteen cabinet cards, originally MS 3912-c, may have been collected in the Bureau of American Ethnology over many years and from various sources. One copy of the portrait of Big Bow is marked for the printer in James Mooney's handwriting, and was used in the BAE's 17th Annual Report.

Other Finding Aids note
Other Finding Aids note
Digital surrogate of inventory and letters from Henry G. Peabody available online.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Arapaho Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Comanche Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Caddo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Apache Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wichita Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camps Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kansas Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oklahoma Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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