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Title Ely Samuel Parker scrapbooks: Vol 10
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)
Artist Taylor
Document Type Scrapbook; Newspaper; Map
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue (applies to Parker scrapbook collection as a whole): Twelve scrapbooks, presumably kept by Parker, containing newspaper clippings and illustrations dating primarily from 1870 to 1894, regarding Indian affairs. Taken from various U.S. newspapers, the articles deal primarily with Indian massacres, war, and fraud within the Bureau of Indian Affairs. There are also a few volumes concerning Indian archaeology, relics, legends, folklore, customs, and education. Illustrations typically depict Indian chiefs, generals, Indian office commisioners, war scenes and battlefield maps, dances, and dwellings. Many Indian tribes are referred to, including but not limited to the Sioux, Navajo, Osage, Apache, Cherokee, Pima, Pueblo, Creek, Seminole, Comanche, Aztec, Choctaw, Temecula, Ponca, Cheyenne, Onondaga, Narragansett, Mashpee, Ute, and Zuni. There are also three 1870 letters addressed to Ely Samuel Parker from Samuel M. Janney, John A. Burbank, and J.A. Campbell, superintendents of Indian affairs from the Nebraska Territory, Dakota Territory, and Wyoming Territory. Many volumes contain indexes.
Names Crow Dog; Big Turkey; Rocky Bear; Two Strike; Brooke, General; Mad Bear; Gall, Chief; Royer, Mr; M'Gillicudy; Red Cloud; Sitting Bull; Brook, General; Red Cloud; Cody, William; Big Foot; Forsythe, Colonel; Sitting Bull; Janney, Samuel M.; Burbank, John A.; Campbell, J. A.
Places Nebraska Territory, Dakota Territory, Wyoming Territory, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Keywords newspaper, journalist, war, massacre, Bureau of Indian Affairs, legend, folklore, commissioner, map, battle, chief, education, custom, illustration, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Ghost Dance, Battle of Wounded Knee, government relations, social life, dance, ceremony, food rations, Indian Agency, encampment, Ghost Dance
Theme American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Southwest, Southeast, Mesoamerica, California
Additional Information Includes articles on Sitting Bull's death, General Miles, Sioux Indians, badlands, General Brook, Red Cloud, Buffalo Bill, the Ghost Dance, Wounded Knee, Big Foot and Colonel Forsythe, 1890-1891.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Modern MS Parker
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue