Ink sketches, tracings, clippings relating to Indian pictographs
Assembled from various sources (such as Schoolcraft, Pacific Railroad Reports, etc.). Approximately 50 drawings, plus some printed and handwritten articles, mounted and unmounted.
MS 2209 Notes on Chief Washakie's Robe
Wertz, Robert C.
Wertz, Melvin A.
Includes Key to Washakie's pictographs, "Obtained from Chief Washakie (his son Dick acting as interpreter) by Col. John T. Wertz...." Jan. 28, 1897. Manuscript document signed: J. K. M. 9 pages in leatherbound volume. Hand-colored photograph by Melvin A. Wertz of pictographs on elk-skin robe. 1 print. Cover from box of "Washakie" cigars, with …
MS 2367-a Red Horse pictographic account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn
McChesney, Charles E.
Sheets are numbered 0-41 (Number 27 missing). 1 page Manuscript in Charles E. McChesney's hand summarizing subjects as follows: Sheets 1-5, Soldiers approaching village; 6-10, Indian village; 11-15, Indians charging soldiers; 16-20, Custer's column fighting; 21-25, Dead cavalry horses--Custer's; 26-30, Dead Sioux killed by Custer's column; 31-35, Dead Cavalry--Custer's column; 36-41, Indians leaving the battle ground.
MS 4444 Blackfoot picture writings translated by Richard Sanderville
Carter, John Galen, 1891-1941
Roman Nose, (Lakota chief)
Dictated by Sanderville; written down by John G. Carter. Contents: Sitting Bull's Autobiographies (Dakota Number 1929); Wind River petroglyphs (Bureau of American Ethnology-AR 10, Figure 97); Madison River grave writings (Negative Numbers 215-b, 1-26); Roman Nose drawings (Dakota, Number 31303); Cloud Shield and American Horse winter counts (Dakota, Number 3203); petroglyphs in Black Hills (photographs with …
MS 2372 Garrick Mallery Collection on Sign Language and Pictography
Garrick Mallery (1831-1894) was an ethnologist with the Bureau of American Ethnology who focused primarily on Native American sign language and pictography. This collection reflects Mallery's research interests and methods. Much of the collection is comprised of correspondence and notes relating to sign language and pictography and is organized chiefly by either the cultural or geographic region to which the material belongs. Bound volumes of several of his publications are included, along with annotated draft copies from collaborators. In the case of Mallery's work on pictography, the collection includes several oversize items including original works and reproductions.
MS 1671 Miscellaneous group of photos showing pictographs mostly in western states
Ledger of drawings
Four volumes of North American Indian ledgers containing drawings and pictographs.
MS 39-c Kiowa drawings by Koba, Etahdleuh, and others
Kobay, (Comanche chief)
The manuscript contains 28 drawings depicting warfare, courting, hunting, dances, a horse race, and an intertribal meeting. The drawings also include 5 pages with pictographs representing various words and the names of the prisoners. Included in the manuscript are rosters of the Ft. Marion prisoners listing the prisoners' names and tribal affiliations …
Blackfoot photographs with typed captions
Catalog Number 4724 Blackfoot: 1. "Blackfeet Indian Encampment near Browning, Montana" Date: July 5, 1923. 2. "Blackfeet Indian Sun Lodge near Browning, Montana" July 8, 1923. 3. "Writing-on-stone, near Coutts, Alberta, Canada. ... Note profile of human head among rocks above the [Three] Indians [seated below stones]." Left to right: Split Ears, Bird Rattler, and Jack Wagner September 14, 1924. 4. Close …
Fort Marion drawings collected by Richard H. Pratt
White Buffalo Head (Cheyenne)
The collection consists of three (3) drawings made by prisoners are Fort Marion and forwarded to the Smithsonian Institution by Richard Pratt. Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document …