The collection consists of photographs of four Plains drawings, which were probably ledger art or drawings on hide. The drawings depict battle or hunt scenes, and one illustrates a camp with tipis.
Photographs of a painting depicting a Plains Indian wearing a war bonnet and two medals. According to note on verso of one print, the painting was purchased in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and photographs were taken at Neconie's home in Tulsa.
Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Texas Tech University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts
Showing the location of the Plains Tribes in 1832, and the principal Military and Trading Posts, etc., with the Kiowa names of local features. (Sgd.) "James Mooney, 1897."
Discusses history and theory of sign language. Includes proof-sheet copy of same, headed "Americanists Report, 8025." Printed document with Manuscript corrections. 12 pages.
The 1879 act establishing the United States Geological Survey (USGS) declares "And all collections of rocks, minerals, soils, and fossils, and objects of natural history, archaeology, and ethnology, made by the Coast and Interior Survey, the Geological Survey, or by any other parties for the Government of the United States, when no longer need...
The collection includes drafts of chapters and sections (some hand written) of Nygaard's book Hemorrhagic Diseases.
Photograph made from a tintype depicting Texas Jack Omohundro, Buffalo Bill Cody, and Wild Bill Hickok, with two other men, probably Eugene Overton and Elisha Green. The men wear fringed buckskins and hats and carry rifles.
Photographs of Winold Reiss drawings of Plains Indians, particularly Blackfeet or Kainah Indians, circa 1927.