Photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's "Arkansea Indian (Quapaw) Circa 1700 with Calumets," circa 1986

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.87-13
Creators:
Wilson, Charles Banks
Dates:
circa 1986
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 copy print
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
A photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's pencil drawing depicting an eighteenth century Quapaw Indian holding two feathered pipes (calumets) and wearing body paint and a headdress. The drawing was based on research and model Ed Quapaw, reportedly a 3/4 blood Quapaw with a mixture of Peoria and Shawnee. The collection also includes two photocopies of drawings showing the bust of the oldest pureblood Omaha (94 years old), his 76-year-old son, and the last chief of the Winnebagos linked by heredity to the post.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Charles Banks Wilson (1918-2013) was a painter, printmaker, historian, and illustrator. Born in Springdale, Arkansas, his family eventually moved to Miami, Oklahoma, where he grew up. In 1985, the Smithsonian Institution exhibited a series of his paintings entitled "Search for the Purebloods," which consisted of 70 portraits of full-blooded members of American Indian tribes. This series included a portrait of the Wilson's Quapaw mother-in-law. To prepare for this project, Wilson analyzed accounts by the explorer Henri de Tonti and conducted research at the University of Arkansas, the Smithsonian, and the Gilcrease Museum.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 87-13

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 87-13, Photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's "Arkansea Indian (Quapaw) Circa 1700 with Calumets," National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photocopy of a newspaper article on the drawing, which was donated along with the collection, has been relocated to the National Anthropological Archives Reference Files.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Portrait Gallery and Pierson Gallery in Tulsa, OK, hold prints and paintings by Wilson.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Charles Banks Wilson through Herman J. Viola, November, 1986.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Northeast Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Winnebago Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omaha Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Body marking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calumets Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Quapaw Indians Culture 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/