De Lancey W. Gill portraits of Northeast and Plains Indians, 1901-1914

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-4
Creators:
Gill, De Lancey, 1859-1940
Dates:
1901-1914
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
12 mounted prints
platinum
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Studio portraits of American Indians, including Thas-hunke-hine-kota (Roan Horse), Wa-sho-she (Brave), Cka-gthe (White Plume, Wa-Sho-She's wife), Shunga-neha-ga-he (Horse Chief Eagle), Me-kon-tunga (Big Goose), Apeyohantanka (Big Man), Yshidiapas or Aleck-shea-ahoos (Plenty Coups), Mary Baldwin, Imetacco (Little Dog), Kishkinniequote (Jim Deer), Ta-semke-to-keco (Strange Horse), and Hodjiagede (Fish Carrier). The prints were originally part of a framed display.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
De Lancey W. Gill (1859-1940) was a Washington, DC-based artist and photographer. Between 1884 and 1898, he served as a draftsman and illustrations editor for the United States Geological Survey. From 1889-1932, he also worked as illustrations editor for the Bureau of American Ethnology. While employed at the BAE, he took photographs of American Indian visitors to Washington, continuing a BAE project that had started in the 1860s. Gill made over 2,000 portraits during his career, some during anthropological expeditions to Virginia, Arizona, New Mexico and northwestern Mexico.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 79-4

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 79-4, De Lancey W. Gill portraits of Northeast and Plains Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Sioux
Blackfoot
Dakota, Sioux
Chippewa
Iroquois

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Original glass negatives for these prints can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE hisorical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Gill can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 33, Photo Lot 65, Photo Lot 70, Photo Lot 85, Photo Lot 87-2P, and Photo Lot 90-1.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Wisconsin Historical Society holds additional platinum prints by Gill.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Doug Ubelaker in Physical Anthropology Division, Department of Anthropology, 1978. Photographs had previously been hanging in his office.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sihasapa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ponca Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Osage Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oglala Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kickapoo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piegan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ojibwa Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cayuga Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746
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