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Title Ely Samuel Parker scrapbooks: Vol 11
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)
Photographer Johnson, L. D.
Artist Standing Bear; Rogers
Document Type Scrapbook; Newspaper; Photograph
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 Greybeard, Chief; Miles, General; Baldwin, Captain, Frank D.; White Bear; Curley; Black Coyote; Cornstock, Chief; Par-ke-hir; Boone, Daniel; McHugh, Jesse; Black Hawk; Maxwell Converse, Mrs, Harriet [Chief Ya-ie-wa-noh]; Fatio, Louis; Cabazon, Hervasio; Standing Bear; Arrow Strike Here; Handsom Elk; Sward, Captain; Young Man Afraid Of His Horses; Morgan, General, T. J.; Armstrong, General, S. C.; Mooney, James; Abbott, Reverend, Lyman; Janney, Samuel M.; Burbank, John A.; Campbell, J. A.
Places Nebraska Territory, Dakota Territory, Wyoming Territory, Missouri, Taos, New Mexico, United States; Mexico; Guatemala; Costa Rica; Honduras
Keywords newspaper, journalist, war, massacre, Bureau of Indian Affairs, legend, folklore, commissioner, map, battle, chief, education, custom, illustration, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, government relations, social life, custom, totem, Mexican, death, burial, crafts, subsistence, death, burial, observation, dance, ceremony, scout
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 random topics on various tribes and antiquity, such as World's Fairs, Missouri Indians, Pueblo Sun dance, the Arctic, Schwatka and Esquinau Indians and a listing of "new publications" about Indians, 1876-1894 (bulk 1893-1894).
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