William Henry Jackson photographs of Plains Indians, circa 1870-1871

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.95-20
Creators:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942
Dates:
circa 1870-1871
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
6 Prints
albumen
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs collected by John Warren Beaman during Ferdinand Hayden's 1870 or 1871 geological surveys of the Yellowstone region. The photographs, probably made by William Henry Jackson, depict Plains Indians, possibly Wichita Indians, as well as grass houses, a fence, and a dancer.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
John Warren Beaman (1845-1903) completed a three-year course at the Troy Polytechnic Institute in Civil and Mining Engineering and soon afterward began work as a meteorologist with Hayden's 1870 and 1871 surveys in Wyoming Territory, for which William Henry Jackson was the official photographer. After the 1871 Yellowstone Survey, Beaman began teaching at the Red Wing Collegiate Institute in Red Wing, Minnesota, after which he spent much of 1872 visiting Henry Elliott in the Pribilof Islands with his wife, Libby Beaman.
William Henry Jackson (1843-1942) was an American painter, photographer and explorer. Born in New York, he sold drawings and retouched photographs from an early age. After serving in the Civil War, he opened a photography studio in Omaha, Nebraska, with his brother Edward. He was photographer for the US Geological and Geographical Surveys (1870-1878), documenting the American west and publishing the first photographs of Yellowstone. When the surveys lost funding in 1879, Jackson opened a studio in Denver, Colorado, and also worked for various railroad companies.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 95-20

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo Lot 95-20, William Henry Jackson photographs of Plains Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional Jackson photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 37, Photo Lot 40, Photo Lot 60, Photo Lot 93, Photo Lot 143, Photo Lot 87-2P, Photo Lot 87-20, Photo Lot 90-1, Photo Lot 92-3, the records of the Department of Anthropology, and the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Museum of the American Indian Archives holds the William Henry Jackson photographs and negatives, circa 1860-1910.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Donated by Betty John, John Warren Beaman's granddaughter, 1995.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wichita Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwellings Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayden, F. V. (Ferdinand Vandeveer), 1829-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beaman, John Warren Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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