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Title Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and of the Yankton, Santee, BruÍe, and Two Kettle Sioux: Vol 1
Photographer Gurnsey, B. H.; Tolman; Faulk, E.
Document Type Photograph
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue (applies to the Andrew Jackson Faulk collection as a whole): Primarily large format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites, of scenes in the Dakota Territory and of Indians residing within its borders, taken mainly during the late 1850’s and 1860’s. Dakota Territory photographs include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; images of Forts Dakota and Randall taken by B.H. Gurnsey of Sioux City, Iowa; shots the Congregational church and parsonage at Faulkton, of the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls, and of Indian camps; and carte de visite portraits of Newton Edmonds and Struck-by-the-Ree. There are thirty-two oval portraits of Yankton, Brul?e, Two Kettle, and Santee Sioux chiefs, interpreters, and others taken during treaty negotiations in 1858 at the Addis Gallery in Washington, D.C. Also portraits of Andrew Jackson Faulk and his father, John Faulk (tintype copy of a daguerreotype image); an 1860’s print of a Pennsylvania oil well; a view of a pontoon bridge spanning the Missouri River at Nebraska City, Neb., and an early 1890’s group portrait of the South Dakota Board of Woman Commissioners for the World’s Columbian Exposition.
Names Faulk, Andrew Jackson (1814-1898); Faulk, John (1785-1855); Edmonds, Newton (1819-1908); Struck By The Ree [Padane a Pape] (1804-1888); Knox, Colonel; Douglas, Clinton; Donaldson, Fred K.; Kitchison, Lieutenant
Places Missouri River, Faulkton, Fort Dakota, Fort Randall, Yankton, South Dakota, Sioux Falls, Kittanning, Pennsylvannia, United States
Keywords portrait, observation, governor, river, transportation, encampment, chief, church, religion, Christianity, stereoscope, settlement, election, fort, photographer
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast
Additional Information Faulk was third governor of the Dakota Territory, 1867-1869. A Pennsylvania newspaper owner and editor (1837-1841) and politician (1840-1860) turned Republican over the slavery issue, Andrew Jackson Faulk was rewarded by President Lincoln with an appointment as a trader (1861-1864) at the Yankton Reservation in the Dakota Territory. After operating and promoting petroleum and coal companies in Pennsylvania, Faulk returned in 1867 to the Dakota Territory to serve a two-year term as governor and superintendent of Indian affairs. He continued to reside in Yankton until his death in 1898.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Photographs Box 105: Andrew Jackson Faulk Collection
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue