Eugene S. Dutcher photographs of Piegan Indians in Montana, circa 1892-1898

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.92-9
Creators:
Dutcher, Eugene S. (photographer and collector)
Dates:
circa 1892-1898
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
30 letters
Correspondence :
190 prints
circa
silver gelatin and albumen
1 stereograph
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and correspondence relating to Eugene Dutcher's experiences as a missionary at the Epworth Piegan Mission in Montana. They include images of the mission church and missionaries' homes, as well as scenic views, ranch scenes, railroads and bridges. There are also images of Piegan Indians, including "Mrs. Four Horns," Charley Lazyboy, and Jim White Calf, as well as images of camps and a Sun Dance. Some photographs were made by Thomas B. Magee of Browning, Montana, and one photograph is by A. B. Coe.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Eugene S. Dutcher (born ca. 1862) was the first Methodist missionary at the Epworth Piegan Mission in Montana. He arrived there in 1892-1893 with his wife, Mary Bishop, when the mission was under the sponsorship of the Woman's National Indian Association. In July 1894, the mission was transferred to the Methodist church and placed under the administration of the Missionary Society. The Dutchers moved to Nebraska in 1898. Eugene Dutcher may have learned photography from Walter McClintock, a professional photographer who took numerous photographs of Blackfoot Indians in Montana.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies note
Copy negatives and prints for some photographs.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 92-9
,
USNM ACC 390845

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 92-9, Eugene S. Dutcher photographs of Piegan Indians in Montana, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Blackfoot

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Dutcher's collection of Piegan artifacts, donated along with this collection, held in the Department of Anthropology collections in accession 390845.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Magee held in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs by Coe held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Donald and Alice Cummings to the National Museum of Natural History in 1990 (accession 390845). Alice Cummings is the granddaugther of Eugene and Mary Dutcher. Transferred to the National Anthropological Archives, circa 1991.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Piegan Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Correspondence Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kalispell (Mont.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Methodist Church Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroads Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sun Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Missions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ranching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magee, Thomas B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coe, A. B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McClintock, Walter, 1870-1949 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/