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Captain Lewis & Clark holding a council with the Indians

Captain Lewis & Clark holding a council with the Indians

Illus. in: A journal of the voyages and travels of a corps of discovery : under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States [...] during the years 1804, 1805 and 1806 [...] by P... more

A view of the Butte des Morts treaty ground with the arrival of the commissioners Gov. Lewis Cass and Col. McKenney in 1827 / / painted on the spot by J.O. Lewis ; Lehman & Duval Lithrs. Philada.

A view of the Butte des Morts treaty ground with the arrival of the co...

The arrival by boat of Lewis Cass and Colonel McKenney at Butte des Morts, Wisconsin, 1827. Illus. in: The aboriginal port-folio : a collection of portraits of the most celebrated chiefs of the North American I... more

Council with friendly Nez Percés Indians held by Col. G. Wright U.S.A. August 4th 1858 near Fort Wallah Wallah, W.T. previous to march against hostile northern Indians.

Council with friendly Nez Percés Indians held by Col. G. Wright U.S.A....

Photograph of drawing showing Nez Percé Indians, seated in a circle, listening to Col. Wright. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 111. Title from item. Reference copy in LOT 12251, v. 1. Original... more

Scenes and incidents of the Great Indian Council, at Medicine Lodge Creek, Kansas / from sketches by our special artist, Jas. E. Taylor.

Scenes and incidents of the Great Indian Council, at Medicine Lodge Cr...

Seven illustrations depicting events during peace negotiations between Native Americans and representatives of the U.S. government. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1867 Nov. 23, p. 153.

Indian delegations at Washington--presentation to the president / From a photograph by A. Gardner, Washington, D.C.

Indian delegations at Washington--presentation to the president / From...

Print shows members of the Yankton, Santee Sioux (Dakota), and Upper Missouri Sioux tribes with President Andrew Johnson and others at a reception in the East Room of the White House on February 23, 1867. (Sour... more

Issue of clothing to the Comanche Indians at Timber Mountain Fork, Kansas ; The Great Medicine Lodge on Medicine Lodge Creek, near the council grounds, Kansas

Issue of clothing to the Comanche Indians at Timber Mountain Fork, Kan...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1867 Nov. 23, p. 153.

Indian lodge at Medicine Creek, Kansas--scene of the late Indian peace council Council at Medicine Creek lodge with the Kiowa and Comanche Indians / / sketched by J. Howland.

Indian lodge at Medicine Creek, Kansas--scene of the late Indian peace...

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1867 Nov. 16., p. 724.

Keokuk Jr. and his son Charles

Keokuk Jr. and his son Charles

Moses Keokuk (also known as Watchful Fox), son of the famous Sac and Fox chief Keokuk, and Moses' son, 14 year old Charles Keokuk, full-length portrait, standing, facing front. Photograph taken during their 186... more

Let us have peace / drawn by C.S. Reinhart.

Let us have peace / drawn by C.S. Reinhart.

Ulysses S. Grant (?) and another man greeting Red Cloud, Spotted Tail, and Swift Bear during visit of Indian delegation with Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Ely S. Parker. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1870, June... more

Latest from the front--our friends the mosquitos preparing and off for the summer campaign / / F.S. Church.  An old melody revived / W.H. Shelton

Latest from the front--our friends the mosquitos preparing and off for...

One cartoon showing mosquitos playing musical instruments. The other cartoon showing men, some in military uniforms, singing a song about Indian boys; Musical notations on large musical staff use stylized figur... more

Little Sammy and his Indian protégé / C.S.R.

Little Sammy and his Indian protégé / C.S.R.

Cartoon showing boy asking Mrs. Columbia to exterminate his Indian protégé. Probably depicting those opposed to U.S. Grant's Indian peace policy. Illustration on page with advertisements. Illus. in: Harper's we... more

Conquering the Indians / Chicago Eng. Co.

Conquering the Indians / Chicago Eng. Co.

Indian handing tomahawk to U.S. Army officer. Illus. in: History of the border wars of two centuries, embracing a narrative of the wars with the Indians from 1750 to 1874 / Charles Richard Tuttle. Chicago : Pub... more

An Indian agency - distributing rations

An Indian agency - distributing rations

Interior view of Red Cloud Indian Agency, Red Cloud, Nebraska. Reference copy in LOT 4391-B. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 19, 1875 Nov. 13, p. 924. Published in: Many nations: A Library of Congress resource g... more

[Composite of four scenes related to Indian relations with the U.S. government]

[Composite of four scenes related to Indian relations with the U.S. go...

Four scenes: The Indian Question - Red Cloud Agency - distributing goods; The hosiptal; Fort Sill; Officers' quarters. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1876 May 13. Reference copy in LOT 4391.

An Experiment worth trying / / Th. Nast. Inflation bridge of (sighs) size / Geo. Colt

An Experiment worth trying / / Th. Nast. Inflation bridge of (sighs) s...

One cartoon shows Indian on wheeled platform in front of War Dept. with Interior Dept. across the street. The other cartoon shows two men lifting rag baby to "Inflation bridge (sighs) size, with sign "Democrati... more

End of the Nez Percés War--surrender of Chief Joseph

End of the Nez Percés War--surrender of Chief Joseph

Composite of six scenes of the Nez Percé War and head-and-shoulders portrait of George A. Huston, guide.

Montana - the Nez Perces War - Incidents in the defeat and capture of Chief Joseph by General Nelson A. Miles / from sketches by G.M. Holland.

Montana - the Nez Perces War - Incidents in the defeat and capture of ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 45, no. 1153 (1877 Nov. 3), p. 141 (whole page)

The new Indian war Now, no sarcastic innuendoes, but let us have a square fight / / Th. Nast.

The new Indian war Now, no sarcastic innuendoes, but let us have a squ...

Native man, "This is the Noble Red Man", standing on a chest of drawers between Carl Schurz, of the "Interior Department", and General Philip Sheridan, of the "War Department"; a peace pipe extends from his poc... more

Making white men "good" / Th. Nast.

Making white men "good" / Th. Nast.

Indian, Little Hatchet, saying, "Me know nothing about White River massacre. White man bad; steal, kill, get drunk, and lie. Me good--make pale face 'good' too." Little Hatchet probably refers to chief Ouray fr... more

America for the Red Man. The most practical way of solving the Indian question / / Th. Nast.  Father Winter placing obstructions on the track / Bellew

America for the Red Man. The most practical way of solving the Indian ...

One illustration, on page with advertisements, showing Indian pointing to dock with sign "steamers for Europe" with crowds of people departing. Another illustration showing man carrying North Pole. Illus. in: H... more

Repeating rifles. Savage Ute:--"We want no improvements but this! / Bisbee.

Repeating rifles. Savage Ute:--"We want no improvements but this! / Bi...

Indian holding up rifle labelled "seventee shooter" over dead man. Sign on spear reads, "no ploughs wanted." Illus. in: Puck, 1879 Oct. 15, vol. 6, p. 506.

The (Indians) Interior Department coming to its senses ; We are strong in conceit / Th. Nast.

The (Indians) Interior Department coming to its senses ; We are strong...

Two cartoons, the left image showing Secretary Schurz saying to Indians, "Wilful waste makes woful [sic] want." The right image showing an "iron-clad" and fort made of playing cards surrounded by text: "We are ... more

Comanche (and Kiowa?) delegation, ca. 1880-1899

Comanche (and Kiowa?) delegation, ca. 1880-1899

On verso: Quanah Parker (Comanche) standing right, Benjamin Beveridge (owner of Washington house) standing to left of Quanah Parker; man standing (with mustache), interpretator? Title from item. C.M. Bell collection.

Taking the census at Standing Rock Agency - South Dakota

Taking the census at Standing Rock Agency - South Dakota

Men seated at two tables with large crowd of people. On mount: D.F. Barry, West Superior, Wis.

Loafers and laborers. Uncle Sam--(At the end of his patience and his territory) "Now, durn your pesky copper skins, you've got to work or jump!"

Loafers and laborers. Uncle Sam--(At the end of his patience and his t...

Uncle Sam standing over Indians at edge of cliff, with workers behind him. Illus. in: Puck, 1880 Sept. 29, p. 53.

Nez Perce delegates with Benjamin Beveridge (left, standing), owner of Washington House (or Indian house) / C.M. Bell.

Nez Perce delegates with Benjamin Beveridge (left, standing), owner of...

Title from item. C.M. Bell collection. Original glass negative LC-B51-39924 may be available.

Washington, D.C. - photographing an Indian delegation, in [C.M.] Bell's studio, for the government / from a sketch by A.B. Shults.

Washington, D.C. - photographing an Indian delegation, in [C.M.] Bell'...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 53, no. 1354 (1881 Sept. 10), p. 24. Reference copy may be in LOT 4391-F. Published in: Many nations: A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of In... more

Our Indian policy--a house of cards / J. Keppler.

Our Indian policy--a house of cards / J. Keppler.

Cartoon showing Uncle Sam seated at table with cards labelled "Indian policy," which had been stacked up, being blown down by white men as Indians look on. Illus. in: Puck, 1881, Sept. 14, p. 24-25.

A Soldier's lot is not a happy one / Th. Nast.

A Soldier's lot is not a happy one / Th. Nast.

Soldier guarding starving Indian. Caption continues: "The rations of the Indian having been reduced, the military must prevent him from helping himself, and must guard him till he starves to death." Illus. in: ... more

Winter life on the plains

Winter life on the plains

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1882 Feb. 11, p. 89.

Ration day at Standing Rock Ag[enc]y / drawn by H.F. Farny.

Ration day at Standing Rock Ag[enc]y / drawn by H.F. Farny.

Print shows a large group of Natives who have arrived at the Standing Rock Agency to receive food and other supplies from the government. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 22, no. 1388 (1883 July ... more

The nation's ward / Hamilton.

The nation's ward / Hamilton.

Cartoon showing a snake portrayed as a Native American coiled around a pioneer family, squeezing the life out of them, and around a tree; Uncle Sam is feeding the snake from a bowl of "Government Gruel"; in the... more

Council between General Crook and Geronimo

Council between General Crook and Geronimo

Photograph shows campsite in woods with General Crook, Geronimo, Capt. Roberts, Nana, Lieutenant Maus, Capt. Burke, three interpreters, and other Apache Indians.

[Scene in Geronimo's camp...before surrender to General Crook, March 27, 1886: group of 18 men, women and children]

[Scene in Geronimo's camp...before surrender to General Crook, March 2...

Photo shows a group of 18 men, women, and children Photo "Copyright 1886. By C. S. Fly, Tombstone, Ariz." Stamped date for copyright deposit is April 17, 1886. No. 181. Date based on title information.

The condition of affairs in Indian Territory and California. A report

The condition of affairs in Indian Territory and California. A report

Charles Cornelius Coffin Painter was an agent of the Indian Rights Association, headquartered in Philadelphia. The condition of affairs in Indian Territory and California (1888) reports Painter's findings at th... more

U.S. commissioners and delegations of Sioux chiefs visiting Washington, October 13, 1888

U.S. commissioners and delegations of Sioux chiefs visiting Washington...

Group portrait of commissioners and Sioux Indians on steps of U.S. Capitol building. Copyright by C.M. Bell. Published in: Many nations: A Library of Congress resource guide for the study of Indian and Alaska n... more

The delegation of Sioux chiefs to ratify the sale of lands in South Dakota to the U.S. government, December, 1889 / photographed and copyrighted by C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C.

The delegation of Sioux chiefs to ratify the sale of lands in South Da...

Photo shows twenty-one Natives posed standing and sitting for a group portrait, facing front, wearing western clothing; each is numbered according to corresponding printed below image. Title from item. No. 3.

The Sioux chiefs before Secretary Noble / Drawn by T. De Thulstrup.

The Sioux chiefs before Secretary Noble / Drawn by T. De Thulstrup.

Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1891 Feb. 21, p. 140.

[Line of Apache men, women, and children outside agency building on issue day, San Carlos, Arizona]

[Line of Apache men, women, and children outside agency building on is...

Copyright by K.T. Dodge. Title devised by library staff. (Source: North American Indians in early photography by P. Fleming and J. Luskey, 1986)

Major Hugh Scott, Military Governor of the Sulu Archipelago, Philippines, Sultan Jamalul Kiram II, interpreter Charles Schuck, and local government officials and hadjis, dressed to call on Governor General Luke Edward Wright

Major Hugh Scott, Military Governor of the Sulu Archipelago, Philippin...

Title devised by Library staff. On verso: Names of sitters written semi-legibly.

Geronimo, the famous Apache warrior and five other Western Indian chiefs in inaugural parade, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1905

Geronimo, the famous Apache warrior and five other Western Indian chie...

H57997 U.S. Copyright Office Title from item. No. 6180. Sold only by Universal View Co., Philadelphia, Pa., Lawrence, Kan.

U.S. allotting surveyor and his interpreter making an American citizen of Chief American Horse, Oglala Sioux

U.S. allotting surveyor and his interpreter making an American citizen...

Chief American Horse, wearing a feather headdress, seated outdoors at table with surveyor writing in book; and interpreter.

U.S. Census taking--Wisconsin Indians

U.S. Census taking--Wisconsin Indians

Man seated, taking U.S. Census, and four Winnebago Indians standing, in front of tent. J150353 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Hocking Bros., Waupaca, Wis.

[Indian group at the White House]

[Indian group at the White House]

National Photo Company Collection.

[Group of Osage Indians posed outside the White House]
Committee of 100 on Indian Affaires

Committee of 100 on Indian Affaires

Calvin Coolidge with Miss Ruth Muskrat, a Cherokee Indian, and group of others. National Photo Company Collection. In album: v.1, p. 25, no. 27840.

Miss Ruth Muskrat, a Cherokee Indian, presents Mr. Coolidge with a copy of The Red Man in the United States, a survey of the present day American Indian

Miss Ruth Muskrat, a Cherokee Indian, presents Mr. Coolidge with a cop...

National Photo Company Collection. In album: v. 1, p. 25, no. 27839.

Group of Pueblo Indians photographed at the U.S. Capitol today. This is the first time since the Lincoln Administration that the Pueblo Indians have sent a delegation to Wash. They appeared before the Senate Lands Committee

Group of Pueblo Indians photographed at the U.S. Capitol today. This i...

In album: Washington, D.C., Jan. 1923 to Feb. 1923, v. 1, Herbert E. French, National Photo Company, p. 14, no. 22158. National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress). Title from item. Some of the men a... more

The Indians of southern California in 1852; the B.D. Wilson report and a selection of contemporary comment

The Indians of southern California in 1852; the B.D. Wilson report and...

Benjamin Davis Wilson (1811-1878) of Tennessee came to California in 1841, married into the prominent Yorba family, and acquired a vast property, including a ranch that encompassed the site of modern Riverside.... more

Poundmaker, Cree Nation

Poundmaker, Cree Nation

Title from item. "Quotation from Norma Sluman's Poundmaker." One of a series. Gift; Gary Yanker; 1975-1983.

Tibetan monks from a monestary [sic] in New Jersey picket the United Nations / photo by Jack O'Brien.

Tibetan monks from a monestary [sic] in New Jersey picket the United N...

World Journal Tribune, Inc. photo by Jack O'Brien. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

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