Native American Images

Collection Summary

Title: Native American Images
Call Number: MS 2016-08
Size: 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Acquisition: Purchased from Dennis Coffey, 2008
Processed by: JZ, 2-2016
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection consists of sixteen images of Native Americans taken during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Most pictures are studio portraits while others portray funeral scenes and tribal encampments. Image formats include postcards, cabinet cards, stereographs, and tintypes.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1FF 1#1: Tintype of a young woman with the handwritten captions "The 'Forest Beauty'" and "Daughter of 'Lumkickum' Chief of the Miamas [possibly Miamis]," n.d.
Box 1 FF 1#2: Cabinet card of "Big Tree Kiowa Chief" by Prettyman & Cornish, Arkansas City, Kansas, n.d. "John Nicholson" is written on the back of the cabinet card.
Box 1 FF 1#3: Postcard with image of unidentified man posing for studio portrait, postmarked July 16, 1909.
Box 1 FF 2 #4: Cabinet card of man and woman in ceremonial dress photographed by E. L. Hoppe of Horton, Kansas. On the back are the notes "Wequas. Chief of the Pottawatomie Tribe" and "April 17, 1894."
Box 1 FF 2 #5: Stereograph of a young woman in front of tipis with other persons in the background, n.d. A handwritten note, "Plains Indians," is on the back.
Box 1 FF 2 #6: Cabinet card of man in ceremonial dress photographed by W. L. Sawyers of Purcell, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), n.d. A name, possibly "Big Tree," and "Kiowa" are written on the back.
Box 1 FF 3 #7: Postcard of men with written caption of "Indian chiefs and medicine men," n.d. A name, possibly "Lee Dailey," is written on the back.
Box 1 FF 3 #8: Photograph of funeral attendees, n.d. On the back is written "Indian funeral ghost houses."
Box 1 FF 3 #9: An artificially colored cabinet card of a Kaw man in traditional clothing photographed by W. S. Prettyman of Arkansas City, Kansas, n.d. On the back is written "John Nicholson."
Box 1 FF 4 #10: An artificially colored cabinet card of a Ponca man in traditional clothing photographed by W.S. Prettyman of Arkansas City, Kansas, n.d. On the back are the handwritten names "John Nicholson" and "Standing Bear."
Box 1 FF 4 #11: Two Kiowa girls in traditional dress photographed by W. S. Prettyman of Arkansas City, Kansas, n.d. On the back is written "John Nicholson."
Box 1 FF 4 #12: Photograph of men outdoors and others in the background, n.d.
Box 1 FF 4#13: Postcard showing seven Kaw Indians and an Indian agent in Washington, D.C; each man is named and wears either traditional dress or formal attire. The sender's note on the back relates that the Kaw delegation visited Washington "last year." The card is postmarked with the year 1911 (the month and day are not readable).
Box 1 FF 5 #14: A man and child in traditional dress photographed by Prettyman & Cornish of Arkansas City, Kansas, n.d. On the back are the handwritten names "John Nicholson" and "White Eagle."
Box 1 FF 5 #15: Wah-Shun-Gah, a Kaw chief, photographed in 1909 by George Cornish of Arkansas City, Kansas.
Box 1 FF 5 #16: Otoe, an Indian woman, photographed in 1907 by George Cornish of Arkansas City, Kansas.