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Title Ely Samuel Parker scrapbooks: Vol 6
Author Parker, Ely Samuel (1828-1895)
Artist Sitting Bull
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 Pull-Him-Out; Cloud Bear; La Flesche, Carey; Short Man; Plenty Blanket; Kicking Bear; Short Bull; Eagle Man; Bull Head; Scout Goose; Running Antelope; Chief Black Bull; Long Soldier; Good Lance; Big Lance; High Hawk; Two Strike; Burke, Major; Short Bull; Big Talk; Gerard, Frank; Kicking Bear; Red Cloud; Miles, General; Cody, William; Custer, General; Sitting Bull; Janney, Samuel M.; Burbank, John A.; Campbell, J. A.; Taylor, Lieutenant; Big Foot; Craft, Father; Joseph, Chief; Rueben, James
Places Nebraska Territory, Dakota Territory, Wyoming Territory, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Fort Yates, Standing Rock Agency, United States
Keywords newspaper, journalist, war, massacre, Bureau of Indian Affairs, legend, folklore, commissioner, map, battle, chief, education, custom, illustration, Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Indian Agency, Battle of Wounded Knee, government relations, social life, encampment, weapon, Battle of Wounded Knee, scout, fort, death, burial
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 Indian attacks and the war of 1890, Sioux Indians, Red Cloud, General Miles, Pine Ridge Agency, Buffalo Bill Cody, Wounded Knee, Cheyenne Indians, General Custer, Sitting Bull and the Nez Perce tribe, 1869-1892 (bulk 1877-1879, 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