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Title True stories of Indians, wild and civilized [manuscript]: told by George W. Ingalls... written by Vernille DeWitt-Warr; pen & ink sketches by Ralph du Maurier: beautifully illustrated
Author Ingalls, George W. (b.1838)
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: This typescript produced in 1915 by George W. Ingalls was intended to serve as an introduction for children to western American Indian tribes. Apparently unpublished, the typescript includes chapters on various Indian legends and creation stories as well as individual sections on the life and customs of twelve different tribes. The typescript is profusely illustrated with over 160 mounted photographs, snapshots, and a few sketches of Indian chiefs, groups of Indians, and scenes depicting daily life.
Places United States
Keywords social life, custom, ceremony, religion, education, history, recreation, chief, commissioner, Office of Indian Affairs, government, government relations, Indian War, mythology, culture, legend
Theme Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Basin, Southwest, Southeast
Additional Information U.S. Indian Agent, mine operator, businessman, probation officer, and journalist, George W. Ingalls lived and worked in several western states from 1870 to 1915. In the 1870’s Ingalls served as U.S. Indian Agent for Nevada, Utah, and southeastern California and was later appointed agent for the Consolidated Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole Indian tribes. During the next three decades, he had contact with various tribes and personally knew many prominent chiefs. Ingalls settled in Nevada in the early 1900’s and devoted his remaining years to writing articles about his Indian experiences.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3100
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue