Photographs of Tichkematse drawings of Fort Supply hunt, 1887

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.R79-24
Creators:
Tichkematse, 1857-1932
Dates:
1887
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
34 copy negatives
25 color slides
30 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs made from drawings by Tichkematse. The drawings document an 1887 hunting trip made by Colonel Bliss of Fort Supply and Major John Dunlop, a visitor to the fort from Washington DC. Most of the figures depicted in the drawings are Cheyenne men who were enlisted as United States Army scouts; many are identified.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Tichkematse (1857-1932, also known as Squint Eyes) was a Cheyenne artist, Smithsonian Institution employee, and Army scout. From 1875-1878, he was among a group of Plains Indians held as prisoners of war at Fort Marion in Saint Augustine, Florida. While at Fort Marion, he learned to read, write and speak English. Upon release he attended the Hampton Institute for about a year before starting employment at the Smithsonian in 1879. As a Smithsonian employee, he prepared bird and mammal specimens for study and display and produced drawings illustrating his life on the Plains. Tichkematse returned to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation in 1880, but continued to collect bird and mammal specimens as well as Cheyenne craftswork for the Smithsonian. In 1885, he enlisted as a scout for the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Supply.

Administration
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals for 21 drawings in National Anthropological Archives in MS 7500, ACC 91-13.
Author
Sarah Ganderup

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot R79-24

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy prints, negatives, and slides made by Smithsonian Institution, 1976-1978.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot R79-24, Photographs of Tichkematse drawings of Fort Supply hunt, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional drawings by Tichkematse can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 290,844-290,845, MS 290845-c, and MS 39D-2.
Location of Other Archival Materials
A photograph of Tichkematse at Fort Marion can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the BAE historical negatives.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Tichkematse donated items to the Department of Anthropology in accessions 009922 and 019931.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Book of drawings loaned by David D. Longmaid for copying, 1976. David Longmaid was the grandson of Major John Dunlop, a member of the hunting party.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunting Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fort Supply (Okla.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheyenne 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/