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Title Frank B. Mayer collection of sketchbooks, drawings, and oil paintings of Sioux Indians during the 1851 treaty negotiations at Traverse des Sioux and Mendota, Minnesota
Artist Mayer, Frank Blackwell (1827-1899)
Document Type Art
Description Baltimore artist who traveled independently in 1851 to Minnesota to observe and sketch the Sioux Indians present at treaty negotiations at Traverse des Sioux and Mendota. In May of 1851 Mayer left Maryland and journeyed via the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Missouri, St. Paul, and Fort Snelling. Included in the images here are camp scenes (Indian ball-players, weddings, burials, dances) and renderings of Indian dress and equipment.
Places Traverse des Sioux, Mendota, Fort Snelling, Missouri, Mississippi, St. Paul, Kaposia, United States
Keywords treaty, art, frontier, fort, missionary, religion, Christianity, soldiers, encampment, recreation, ceremony, dress, culture
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; American Indians and the US Government
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Vault oversize Ayer Art Mayer
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue