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Topic: indians of north america

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[The dances at their great feasts]

[The dances at their great feasts]

Native men and women dancing around a circle defined by posts with carved faces, three Native women stand together in the center of circle.

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

Native men cooking fish on a wooden frame over a fire. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden in Virginia ... / Erstlich in engelländischer Sprach besch... more

[The tomb of the weroans]

[The tomb of the weroans]

An Algonquian burial house showing bodies on a raised platform and a priest squatting by a fire beneath the platform.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry their children] / T.B.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry th...

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native woman of Dasamonquepeio showing manner of dress and way of carrying a child on her back; view of river and landscape in the background. Illus. in: Admiranda nar... more

[Indian seated in hut]

[Indian seated in hut]

Illus. in: America. Edited by Theodor de Bry. Franckfort am Mayn : Gedruckt bey J. Wechel, in Verlegung d. Bry, 1590, plate 21.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

An aged Native man from Pomeiock, full-length portrait, facing front, wearing winter garment; landscape scene with village in the background.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Native woman of Pomeiock carrying a clay vessel, and her daughter holding a doll and a rattle.

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native chief in Virginia, with bow and arrow; hunting scene in the background. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten de... more

[How they build boats] / T.B.

[How they build boats] / T.B.

Native men making dugout boats by burning and scraping with seashells.

[How they catch fish]

[How they catch fish]

Native men and women in a dugout canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish. Illus. in: Wunderbarliche, doch warhafftige Erklärung, von der Gelegenheit vnd Sitten der Wilden ... more

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

Map showing the coast of Virginia with many islands just off the mainland, two Native territories, Secotan and Weapemeoc, and the Native community of Roanoak on an island at the mouth of a river.

Their manner of fishing in Virginia

Their manner of fishing in Virginia

Native men and women in a canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish. Illus. in: A brief and true report of the new found land of Virginia: of the commodities and of the natu... more

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Fortified Native village the manner of construction of the buildings and the enclosing stockade.

[Exercises of the youths]

[Exercises of the youths]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

[Killing alligators]

[Killing alligators]

Natives attack and kill alligators by ramming a pole down it's throat, turning it over, beating it with clubs, and shooting it with arrows.

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

Native men carrying the queen seated on a throne supported by a litter; trumpeters lead the procession which is followed by young women carrying baskets of fruit and by a contingent of bodyguards. Illus. in: Br... more

[The French arrive in Florida]

[The French arrive in Florida]

The arrival of the French expedition under Laudonnière at the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

Native men using hollow rods which they drive into the sandy bottom of streams to collect gold and other metals.

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

Natives gathered at designated place to celebrate victory over their enemies, with Chief Holata Outina standing in foreground with French soldiers. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇... more

[Exercises of youth]

[Exercises of youth]

Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gallis acciderunt, : secunda in illam nauigatione, duce Renato de Laudōniere ... anno MDLXIIII. Qvae est secvnda pars Americae ... / Auctore Iac... more

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

French expedition under Jean Ribaut enter the River of May (St. John's) in Florida. Illus. in: Brevis narratio eorvm qvæ in Florida Americæ provi̇cia Gallis acciderunt, : secunda in illam nauigatione, duce Rena... more

[A fortified village]

[A fortified village]

A Native village with the chief's house in the center, surrounded by huts of other principal men, and fortified by a circular arrangement of tall palings that spiral to a narrow opening at the entrance. Illus. ... more

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on ...

Chief Athore with René Laudonnière, commander of the second French expedition to Florida, standing by column erected by Jean Ribaut during first expedition, showing Natives worshiping the column and many offeri... more

[The widows approach the chief]

[The widows approach the chief]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

Johannes Lerii's account of the description of the method the Indians use for "barbecuing" human flesh

Johannes Lerii's account of the description of the method the Indians ...

Indians barbecuing and eating parts of human bodies.

The Tuppin Ikin Indians fight the Tuppin Inwa, who are holding Johannes Staden prisoner, at Boywassu Kange

The Tuppin Ikin Indians fight the Tuppin Inwa, who are holding Johanne...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, pt. 3, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 54. Same illus. used a second time on p. 189 in account of Johannes Lerii. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old ... more

Johannes Staden tries to swim to a French boat in order to escape, but the French do not accept him because they fear the anger of the Indians

Johannes Staden tries to swim to a French boat in order to escape, but...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 50. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Johannes Staden goes to war with the Indians

Indians cooking, eating, relaxing, etc.

Ceremonies used when killing enemies and eating these. Methods of killing and treating the enemy [by nude Indians]

Ceremonies used when killing enemies and eating these. Methods of kill...

Illus. in: Theodor de Bry, America, Frankfurt, 1593, p. 83. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

Native men wearing deerskins while hunting deer.

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

[A method of hunting deer in the Northeast]

Natives using devices for making noise to drive deer and other game towards a fenced area. Illus. in: Les voyages dv sievr de Champlain Xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le Roy, en la marine [...] / Samuel... more

[4 illus. of Indians: warrior in armor; woman grinding maize; woman wearing ornamental chains and necklaces; woman holding baby and ear of corn]

[4 illus. of Indians: warrior in armor; woman grinding maize; woman we...

Illus. in: Samuel Champlain, Voyages et Descouvertes..., 1619, fol. 87 verso. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Indians Misc.... more

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

Indians attacking and killing other Indians and Frenchmen; bodies burning beside large cross.

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

[2 illus. of warfare of Canadian Indians]

Indians & French attacking hexagonal Indian fortification.

[Bird's-eye view of a Native American deer hunt in New France (Canada), showing Indians driving deer towards fences into narrow enclosure to be killed, and two dead deer hanging from bent trees]

[Bird's-eye view of a Native American deer hunt in New France (Canada)...

Illus. in: Voyages et descouvertures faites en la Nouvelle France, depuis l'année 1615 ... / Samuel de Champlain. Paris : C. Collet, 1619, opp. p. 52.

[Map of northern coast of S. America, showing mouths of Amazon and Orinoco rivers. Illus. with dwellings, boats, animals; Indians killing boa]

[Map of northern coast of S. America, showing mouths of Amazon and Ori...

Illus. in: Reys-Boeck van het rijcke, Brasilien (Dordrecht?,1624). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card, and subsequent revisions. Caption card tracings: Maps; South America; Snakes; Braz... more

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the manner of the destroying it by Captayne Underhill and Captayne Mason / RH.

The figure of the Indians' fort or palizado in New England and the man...

The village of the Pequot Indians which was attacked and destroyed by Captain Underhill and Captain Mason in 1637.

[Murder of the missionaries by the Indians]

[Murder of the missionaries by the Indians]

Illus. in: Historiae Canadensis - New France. Reference copy may be in LOT 4411. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Canada; Relig. Missionaries; Indians & w.; Shelf.

The Mississippi /

The Mississippi /

Relief shown pictorially. Shows trees, animals, and names of the Indian nations. Pen-and-ink and watercolor; detached from paper and mounted on cloth backing. "This is the copy of a sketch of the Mississippi Ri... more

Raquetes

Raquetes

Snowshoes and Natives wearing snowshoes while hunting deer.

[Native Americans collecting sap and cooking maple syrup in pots, tilling soil into raised humps, and sowing seeds, North America]

[Native Americans collecting sap and cooking maple syrup in pots, till...

Illus. in: Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps / Joseph Francois Lafitau. Paris : Saugrain l'aîne [etc.], 1724, vol. 2, pl. 7, opp. p. 154.

[Native American mortuary customs: row of Indians carrying bodies over their shoulders to fires, platform with skeletons hanging above and bones below on benches, and groups of Indians standing around fires and poles hung with cloth or skins]

[Native American mortuary customs: row of Indians carrying bodies over...

Illus. in: Moeurs des sauvages ameriquains, comparées aux moeurs des premiers temps / Joseph Francois Lafitau. Paris : Saugrain l'aîné [etc.], 1724, v. 2, pl. 22, opp. p. 456.

[Découverte d'une trahison dans Mauvila]

[Découverte d'une trahison dans Mauvila]

Discovery of treachery in Mauvila.

[De Quelle maniere Tascaluça reçut General]

[De Quelle maniere Tascaluça reçut General]

The manner in which Toscaluça received the General.

[Williamsburg, Virginia, ca. 1740]

[Williamsburg, Virginia, ca. 1740]

Print shows two rows of buildings, numbered 1-6, at Williamsburg, Virginia, and plant specimens, insects, and two views of Natives, numbered 7-16, and four tools, numbered a-d, used by the Natives.

Carte particulière d'une partie de la Louisianne ou les fleuve et rivierres i.e. rivières onts etés relevé a l'estime & les routtes i.e. routes par terre relevé & mesurées aux pas, par les Srs. Broutin, de Vergés, ingénieurs & Saucier dessinateur

Carte particulière d'une partie de la Louisianne ou les fleuve et rivi...

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Map in 2 sections mounted on cloth backing. This incomplete map without title covers only the east portion showing in the map entitled "Carte particulière d'une partie de la Louisian... more

[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

[View of Boston] / J. Turner.

Print shows bird's-eye view of Boston, Massachusetts, with view of Native hunting and a palm tree in the foreground. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The American Magazine and Historical Chronicle. Bo... more

Arms By the Honourable James Hamilton, Esq; Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in Chief, of the Province of Pennsylvania, and Countues of Newcastle, Kent and Sussex, on Delaware. A proclamation Warning Squatters to leave Indian lands west of

Arms By the Honourable James Hamilton, Esq; Lieutenant-Governor, and C...

Proclamation.; Franklin coll 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 141, Folder 13.

Le transport du grand soleil

Le transport du grand soleil

Native porters transporting the tribal leader whom they worshipped as the sun.

Austenaco, great warrior, Commander in Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Austenaco, great warrior, Commander in Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Illustration showing Austenaco: full-length portrait, standing, facing right.

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of Great Britain : To the tune of, Caesar and Pompey were both of the horned / / by H. Howard.

A New humorous song, on the Cherokee chiefs Inscribed to the ladies of...

A broadside comprising seven verses in letterpress below an engraving, representing three Red Indian Chiefs in their national costumes; these men are named, "The Stalking Turkey", "The Pouting Pidgeon", "The Ma... more

Colonial America

Colonial America

Relief shown pictorially. Shows the area from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico and the Rocky Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, including tribal territories, mines, and towns. Title from LC Maps of North America. In ... more

A general map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingham showing the situation of the Indian-towns with respect to the Army under the command of Colonel Bouquet March of His Majesty's troops from Fort Pitt to the forts of Muskingham in 1764 / / Tho. Hutchins.

A general map of the country on the Ohio and Muskingham showing the si...

Map showing Native towns in the Ohio River Valley.

A sachem of the Abenakee Nation rescuing an English officer from the Indians

A sachem of the Abenakee Nation rescuing an English officer from the I...

Print shows a Native chief holds back two Natives who were about to kill an Englishman.

A plan of part of the rivers Tombecbe, Alabama, Tensa, Perdido, & Scambia in the province of West Florida; with a sketch of the boundary between the nation of upper Creek Indians and that part of the province which is contigious thereto, as settled at the congresses at Pensacola in the years 1765 & 1771.

A plan of part of the rivers Tombecbe, Alabama, Tensa, Perdido, & Scam...

Scale ca. 1:126,720. Manuscript, pen-and-ink and watercolor. Relief shown pictorially. Cadastral map. Drawn from the original map in British archives "Col. Off. 5. Vol. 73, pp. 103-104. (Old A.W.I. 276)." Inclu... more

Guillaume Penn traite avec les indiens etablissant la province de Pensilvanie dans l'Amerique septentrionale en 1681 / / Benj West pinxit ; D* sculp.

Guillaume Penn traite avec les indiens etablissant la province de Pens...

Print showing William Penn and settlers trading with Native Americans, with buildings under construction in the background.

[Cartouche showing allegory on America] / G.F. Lotter sculps.

[Cartouche showing allegory on America] / G.F. Lotter sculps.

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Atlas novus sive tabulae geographicae ... / Tobias Conrad Lotter. Augustae Vindelicorum : [1772?], no. 6. Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and prints;... more

"Tea destroyed by Indians"

"Tea destroyed by Indians"

Poem honoring the Boston Tea Party, Dec. 1773.

Plan of the city of New York, in North America: surveyed in the years 1766 & 1767

Plan of the city of New York, in North America: surveyed in the years ...

Cartouche showing allegorical scene with an English trader standing on the shore among barrels and bundles of merchandise and a Native wearing feathered headdress and skirt standing among barrels.

[A Tory and a patriot wrestle for a pine tree banner while an Native watches] / Patas sculp.

[A Tory and a patriot wrestle for a pine tree banner while an Native w...

Print shows a cartouche on a map with Loyalist attempting to replace a banner displaying a pine tree and topped with a liberty cap signifying America with a banner bearing the British lion; the patriot raises a... more

A map of the inhabited part of Canada ... with the frontiers of New York and New England ... by Claude Joseph Sauthier / engraved by Wm. Faden, 1777.

A map of the inhabited part of Canada ... with the frontiers of New Yo...

Cartouche showing Englishmen trading with Natives in a wilderness setting.

Mappa totius mundi / Mattheaus Albrecht Lotter sculpsit Aug. V.

Mappa totius mundi / Mattheaus Albrecht Lotter sculpsit Aug. V.

Print shows title ornamentation with four female figures representating the four continents, America as a Native wearing a skirt made of feathers and a feather headdress. Title from item. Illus. in: Atlas géogr... more

[Allegorical cartouche showing a Native man with European men]

[Allegorical cartouche showing a Native man with European men]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De nieuwe groote lichtende zee-fakkel ... / Claes Janszoon Vooght. Amsterdam : G.H. van Keulen, 1782, no. 42. Published in: The American Revolution in drawings and pri... more

Sauvage du NO. de la Louisiane

Sauvage du NO. de la Louisiane

Print shows a Native warrior, full-length portrait, left profile, holding a scalp in left hand and a snake in right hand. Title from item. Illus. in: Atlas universel dressé sur les meilleurs cartes modernes / P... more

[A Native warrior on the cartouche for "Map for the Interior Travels through America, delineating the March of the Army"] / T. Conder, sculpsit.

[A Native warrior on the cartouche for "Map for the Interior Travels t...

Print shows a Native warrior sitting on the ground with a rifle resting on his right shoulder.

An Indian warrior entering his wigwam with a scalp / Barlow, sc.

An Indian warrior entering his wigwam with a scalp / Barlow, sc.

Print shows a Native warrior holding a scalp in right hand and a tomahawk in left hand.