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Title Letter [manuscript]: Philadelphia, Pa., to Edward E. Ayer, Chicago, Ill., 1914 Feb. 11
Author Dixon, Joseph Kossuth
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Feb. 11, 1914, letter from Dixon to Edward E. Ayer, then a member of the Board of Indian Commissioners, requesting a meeting to discuss the "present condition and future destiny" of the American Indian. Dixon also notes that if Ayer would meet him in Philadelphia, he would show him the photographs accompanying his lecture, "The Farewell of the Chiefs".
Names Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927)
Places Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, D.C., United States
Keywords photographer, observation, culture, citizenship, chief
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Civil Rights Movement
Additional Information Photographer of North American Indians. From 1908-1917, Joseph Kossuth Dixon led three expeditions sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker to American Indian reservations in the west. The purpose of these expeditions was to document Indian culture through photography, and in so doing to promote the campaign to make them citizens.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 245
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue