MS 4281 Card catalog of trade and resources
Originally intended as a study in aboriginal trade routes but was expanded to include an attempt to locate sources of raw materials, hunting and fishing grounds, and so on, but the program proved too big and the results were laid aside. It is hoped that at some time it may …
German Advertising Trade Cards collection
This collection consists of 11 chromolithograph trading and advertising cards dating to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Images depict Native individuals and groups throughout North America, but tend to focus specifically on Northeast, Great Lakes, and Plains communities.
Henri Geiger Omwake papers
Robbins, Roland Wells
South, Stanely G.
Purnell, Lewis M.
The papers include letters, notes, drawings, clippings, photographs, bibliographies, lists, reports, manuscript and copies of a mimeographed form "Survey of Pipes of European Manufacture Traded to the Indians in the Easterndsprecs." Many of the papers in this collection relate to the Omwake pipe collection which has also been donated to …
Photographs of Ellen Sharples' painting of an American Indian
1 Copy print
Photograph of artist Ellen Sharples' miniature painting of an American Indian man. The man is depicted holding a flintlock rifle, and wearing a tomahawk tucked into his belt and silver trade crosses as ear ornamentation. This may be the "copy of the Indian chief" painting referenced by Sharples in her …
Tintypes of Robert Meldrum and Medicine Tree
Tintypes depicting fur trader Robert Meldrum and his wife Medicine Tree [Apsáalooke (Crow/Absaroke); also known as Margaret].
J. B. Moore copper printing plates
The J.B. Moore copper printing plates include 15 copper plates used in illustrating J.B. Moore's catalog, The Navajo (Crystal, Navajo Reservation, New Mexico: J.B. Moore, 1911). The plates depict rugs created by Navajo weavers that J.B. Moore had for sale at his trading post in 1911.
MS 4836 Pictographic record of trading accounts
Notebook includes handwritten names identified by Paul H. Voorhis, 1/69. The location, "Vermillion La.," given on the flyleaf, likely refers to Vermillion Lake in Wisconson.
MS 2600-b-1 Anonymous Assiniboine drawings to illustrate Edwin Denig's "Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri"
These are the original drawings that accompanied Edwin Thompson Denig's 451 page manuscript, entitled "Report to Hon. Isaac I. Stevens, Governor of Washington Territory, on the Indian Tribes of the Upper Missouri, by Edwin Thompson Denig." The drawings depict utensils, tools, game pieces, plants, warfare, hunting, a tipi, a scalp dance …
MS 4081 Report of informal meeting of "Headmen and Navajos" at Jim Counselor's Trading Post "to talk over the land situation"
Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington photographs of Southwest artists
This collection contains 10 gelatin silver prints depicting A:shiwi (Zuni), Cochiti Pueblo , Diné (Navajo), and Hopi Pueblo artists that were photographed from 1992 to 1994 by Susan Makov and Patrick Eddington for the publication, The Trading Post Guidebook: Where to Find the Trading Posts, Galleries, Auctions, Artists, and Museums of the Four Corners Region.