Horace G. Jennerson collection
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.224
Creators:
Jennerson, Horace G.
Bratley, J. H. (Jesse H.)
Dates:
bulk circa 1887-1902
circa 1887-1940
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear Feet
28 glass plate negatives
30 Photographic Prints
Repository:
This collection contains photographs was shot circa 1887-1899 by Jesse Hasting Bratley and Horace G. Jennerson while they served as teachers on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 28 glass plate negatives and 30 photographic prints that were mostly shot by Jesse Hasting Bratley and Horace G. Jennerson circa 1887-1905, while they were teachers on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations respectively. The photographs include depictions of the Corn Creek Day School on Rosebud Reservation and No. 20 Day School on the Pine Ridge Reservation; portraits of individuals and families; interior views of an Omaha earth lodge and exterior views of encampments; activities such as branding calves, a 4th of July celebration, and an Episcopalian Convocation; and landscapes of the Badlands in South Dakota. One photograph in the collection possibly depicts Horace G. Jennerson circa 1938-1940.
Photographs of note include 2 glass plate negatives depicting Chief Red Cloud.
Some photographs in this collection are restricted because they depict culturally sensitive scenes such as sweat house/lodges and burial grounds.
Jennerson collected Bratley's photographs at some unknown point in time and Jennerson's wife Mary captioned many of the original plates and prints. In some instances, the original photographer is unclear.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is organized into 5 series: Series 1: Portraits, Series 2: Students and schools, Series 3: Activities, Series 4: Buildings and structures, and Series 5: Landscapes.
The photographs are physically arranged in original catalog number order within folders. The glass plate negatives are arranged in boxes according to image size and then by catalog number order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Born in Kansas in 1863, Horace G. Jennerson served as a teacher at the No. 20 Day School on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota from circa 1896-1905. He married Mary R. Jennerson in Saline, Kansas in 1889. Their children included M. Leah Jennerson and Horace L. Jennerson. He also served as a financial clerk for the Indian Service in Ponca, Oklahoma circa 1905-1913. He died in Seattle, Washington in 1940.
Jesse Bratley was born in Brown Town, Wisconsin in 1867. He served as teacher at the Lower Cut Meat Creek Indian Day School on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota from circa 1893-1899. In addition to regular classes, he also taught the children farming, carpentry, and blacksmithing. He later served as a teacher at the Cantonment Boarding School in Oklahoma, circa 1899-1900; Havasupai at Cataract, Arizona, circa 1902-1903; Hopi Day School in Arizona, circa 1902-1903, and Seminole, Florida, 1910. He passed away in Florida in 1948.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Emily Moazami, Assistant Head Archivist, in 2018.
Separated Materials
Horace L. Jennerson also donated objects to the Museum of the American Indian and are cataloged under numbers 243761-243811.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to the Museum of the American Indian by Horace L. Jennerson (son of Horace G. Jennerson) in 1970.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Horace G. Jennerson collection, catalog #; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Some images restricted: Cultural Sensitivity
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Three glass plate negative require conservation work and have not been digitzed.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oglala Lakota [Pine Ridge] Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sicangu Lakota (Brulé Sioux) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omaha Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Education Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Red Cloud, 1822-1909 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/