Allen Richards photograph collection of Mexican Kickapoos and Choctaws, circa 1860-1870, 1900, 1936

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-40
Creators:
Richards, Allen (collector and photographer)
Dates:
circa 1860-1870, 1900, 1936
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
13 copy prints
1 mounted print
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by Allen Richrads, which include portraits of Reverend Allen Wright, his wife Harriet Mitchell Wright, and the 1866 Choctaw delegation to Washington; photographs made in 1898-1911 by Richards' uncle, Edwin Ludlow, that mostly depict Mexican Kickapoos in the state of Coahuila in Mexico; and photographs made by Richards of Kickapoos in Nacimiento, Coahuila, in 1936.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Allen Richards is a descendant of the Reverend Allen Wright, Choctaw chief from 1866 to 1870. His uncle, Edwin Ludlow, was General Manager of the Mexican Coal and Coke Company in Las Esperanzas, Coahuila (1898-1911).

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals for many of the photographs are in the Institute of Texan Cultures.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 91-40
,
NAA Photo Lot 80-34

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints made by Allen Richards and University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures.

Bibliography
Bibliography
Photographs of Allen Wright published in Francis Paul Prucha, "The Board of Indian Commissioners and the Delegates of the Five Tribes," Chronicles of Oklahoma 56, no. 1 (1978); and John Bartlett Meserve, "Chief Allen Wright," Chronicles of Oklahoma 19, no. 4 (1941).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
Copy prints in this collection have been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 91-40, Allen Richards photograph collection of Mexican Kickapoos and Choctaws, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Mexican Kickapoo

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Photo Lot 80-34 has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 91-40. These photographs were also made by Allen Richards and Edwin Ludlow, were donated by Allen Richards and form part of this collection.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Vocabularies and manuscripts relating to the life and work of Allen Wright can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 580 and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Allen Richards in 1980 and 1991.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kickapoo Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coahuila (Mexico : State) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Choctaw Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southern States Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Allen, active 1873-1880 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ludlow, Edwin Personal Name 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/