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Title Ely Samuel Parker scrapbooks: Vol 5
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)
Cartographer Russell and Struthers [?]
Artist Stanley, Charles St G.; Berghaus; Stillson, Jerome B.; Rogers, William A.; Holtes; Bell, C. M.
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 Schurz, Secretary; Cologne, M.; Miles, General; Gruard, Frank; Crook, General; Raynolds, Captain; Maynadier, Lieutenant; Custer, General; Sitting Bull; Spotted Tail; Red Cloud; Reno, Major; Crook, General; Crazy Horse; Janney, Samuel M.; Burbank, John A.; Campbell, J. A.
Places Nebraska Territory, Dakota Territory, Wyoming Territory, Wolf Mountain, Montana, United States; Fort Walsh, Fort Garry, Manitoba, Canada
Keywords newspaper, journalist, war, massacre, Bureau of Indian Affairs, legend, folklore, commissioner, map, battle, chief, education, custom, illustration, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Battle of the Little Bighorn, government relations, social life, scout, encampment, council, armed forces, weapon, hostility, trade, trading post, food rations, council, wagon train, buffalo, subsistence, hunting, scalping, art
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, Arctic
Additional Information Includes articles on Sioux Indians, the Sioux-Pawnee war, General Custer, Sitting Bull, Little Big Horn massacre, Spotted Tail, Red Cloud;, Major Reno, General Crook, Crazy Horse, Black Hills and Cheyenne Indians, 1832-1890 (bulk 1876, 1882).
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