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Title Ely Samuel Parker scrapbooks: Vol 12
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)
Document Type Scrapbook; Newspaper
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 Manderson, Senator; Big Road; Cultus Jim; Slinging-on-trail; Big Hawk; Donald, Lieutenant, M.; Two Strike; Carroll, Matt; Sitting Bull; Cody, William; Janney, Samuel M.; Burbank, John A.; Campbell, J. A.
Places Nebraska Territory, Dakota Territory, Wyoming Territory, United States; Canada; Mexico
Keywords newspaper, journalist, war, massacre, Bureau of Indian Affairs, legend, folklore, commissioner, map, battle, chief, education, custom, illustration, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Mexican, school, government relations, social life, mythology, religion, ceremony, dance, settlement, art, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
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, Subarctic
Additional Information Includes articles on various Indian tribes, including Apache, Arapahoe, Blackfeet, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Choctaw, Comanche, Cree, Creek, Iroquois, Kaw, Kickapoo, Kiowa, Mannitoba, Mexican, Moqui, Navaho, Ojibway, Osage, Oti, Pawnee, Seminole, Sioux, Ute, Winnebago, Yakima, Yaqui, and Zuni; stories and legends, Sitting Bull, Indian soldiers, Indian services and care, education and schools and Buffalo Bill, 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