Guide to The American Indian Collection
circa 1860-1920

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Overview of the Collection

Title: The American Indian Collection
Dates: circa 1860-1920 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 121 photographs
Collection Number: P0064
Summary: The American Indian Collection contains portraits of Indians and scenes from Indian life; principal tribes are the Ute, Navajo, and Paiute. Most are copies of photographs in the Smithsonian Institution.
Repository: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Photograph Archives

Special Collections
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
(801) 585-3073

Languages: Materials in English.  

Content Description

The American Indian Collection contains portraits of Indians and scenes from Indian life; principal tribes are the Ute, Navajo, and Paiute. Most are copies of photographs in the Smithsonian Institution.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Administrative Information

Processing Note :  

Processed by Peter Schmid in 1988.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Smithsonian Institution Photographs of American Indians
Container(s)
Description
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1 Navajo
Photograph number 1-2: Charlie's brother in law, near Keam's (Canyon?),Arizona, photo James Mooney.Photograph number 3: Young man, silversmith near Keam's (Canyon?),Arizona, photo James Mooney.Photograph number 4: Hopi man adopted by Navajos, photo James Mooney.Photograph number 5: William F. Arny, Agent for the Navajos, prior to 1877.Photograph number 6: Juanita and Gov. Arny showing blankets and weaving implements, 1874.Photograph number 7: John G. Walker, son of Malquikasetaha, negative by D.L. Gill, 1909.Photograph number 8: Orderly Randolph (Paul S.) holding Helen Spencer, daughter of Indian trader at Mexican Hat, and zoshe beside him with three Navajo scouts, March, 1915.Photograph number 9: The last issue of rations to the Navajos in 1879, negative by J.K. Hillers.Photograph number 10-12: The last issue of rations to the Navajos.Photograph number 13: Blanket and belt weaving Charlie at blanket loom, Nadespa carding wool, woman at belt frame, woman shinning. Near Keam's Canyon, Arizona, negative by Mooney, 1893.Photograph number 14: Model of blanket loom, Navajo Reservation, Arizona, negative by D.L. Gill, 1899.
2 Piute
Photograph number 15: Old Posey, Paul S. Randolph, Old Polk, and Polk's son Everett Hatch or Tse Na Gat in March, 1915.Photograph number 16: Tse-Na-Gat, or Everett Hatch; Paul S. Randolph, orderly to General Scott; Old Polk; Bob Martin, Navajo Indian interpreter; and Jim Allen, Ute Indian interpreter, March, 1915.
3 Ute-Capote
Photograph number 17: Tapuche, son of Sobita, principal chief of the Capote band.
4 Ute-Grand River
Photograph number 18: Pe-ah or Black Tailed Deer, a chief, nephew of Nevava, late head chief, Photo by Shindler, 1868.
5 Ute-Kah-poh-teh
Photograph number 19: Ute braves, of the Kah-poh-teh band, Northern New Mexico, in "full dress," photo by T.H. O'Sullivan in 1874.
6 Ute-Kaviawach
Photograph number 20: Appoh, head man, in March, 1905.Photograph number 21: Jim Johnson, head man, photo by D.L. Gill, 1898.Photograph number 22: Soccioff, head man, photo by D.L. Gill, March, 1905.Photograph number 23: Sosanockeet, a head chief, photo by D.L. Gill, November, 1898.Photograph number 24: Ungacochoop, head man, photo by D.L. Gill, March, 1905.
7 Ute-Moache
Photograph number 25: Co-ho or the Lame Man, 1873.Photograph number 26: Cu-ra-can-te, former war chief of his band, 1873.Photograph number 27: Kwa-ko-nut, "A king," and "Mose," 1873.Photograph number 28: Mautchick, a young chief, 1873.Photograph number 29: Frederico Penallos. Negative by W.M. Sawyer, 1897.
8 Ute-Northern
Photograph number 30: Bear Dance in progress, negative copy from snapshots by Densmore, 1914.
9 Ute-Ouray
Photograph number 31: Tom, Ute warrior.Photograph number 32: Yamapi, a runner for Chief Ouray, photo by W.H. Jackson.
10 Ute-Tabeguache
Photograph number 33: Arrike, negative by D.L. Gill, March 1905.Photograph number 34: Charlie Shavaroux, head man, negative by D.L. Gill, March, 1905.Photograph number 35: Witchito, negative by D.L. Gill, March 1905.
11 Ute-Uintah
Photograph number 36: Kochootch or David Copperfield, head man, neg by D.L. Gill, November 1908.Photograph number 37: Kochootch or David Copperfield, negative by D.L. Gill, March 1908.Photograph number 38: Komus Richard Komas), educated by Major Powell and employed as a clerk in his office, photo by A. Gardner, 1872.Photograph number 39: Charlie Mack or Siats, negative by D.L. Gill, November 1898.Photograph number 40: Charlie Mack.Photograph number 41: Nau-no-kwits and his eagle in Uintah Valley on the eastern slope of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, Negative by Hillers, 1873 (Powell Expedition).Photograph number 42: Nau-no-kwits and Qu-u-en (Ku-ri-en), Uintah Valley, negative by Hillers, 1873.Photograph number 43: Pah ri ats, in native winter dress, Uintah Valley, negative by Hillers, 1873Photograph number 44: Ta-va-puts, Chief of the Uintahs in Uintah Valley, negative by Hillers, 1873.Photograph number 45: Ungatowinorokant (called John Duncan), headman, negative by D.L. Gill, 3/05.Photograph number 46: Boco White, interpreter, negative by D.L. Gill, March 1905.Photograph number 47: Antero's Encampment, showing tipi, "summer house" with steps leading up to it. Tripod holding kettle, Uintah Valley, negative by Hillers, 1873Photograph number 48: Home of the Ya-va-puts, Head Chief, in Uintah Valley, negative by Hillers, 1873.
12 Ute-Weber
Photograph number 49: Four Weber Ute women, photo Savage and Ottinger, September 18, 1868.
13 Ute-Yampa
Photograph number 50: Nick-a-a -od (Green Leaf), a former chief of his band, Shindler, 1868.Photograph number 51: Suriap, a warrior, son of Lodge Pole, chief, Shindler, 1868.
14 Ute
Photograph number 52: Antero (Graceful Walker), copied by A. Zeno Shindler, 1869.Photograph number 53: "Billy," chief, copy from old album (1937).Photograph number 54: Shavano (possibly Ojo Blanco), war chief of his band.Photograph number 55: Buckskin Charlie, 1878 (?)Photograph number 56: (Buckskin?) Charlie, at Ouray Reserve, Utah.Photograph number 57: Chippin (Always Riding), photo Shindler, 1868.Photograph number 58: Colorow, W.H. Jackson, 1882-83 (?).Photograph number 59: GueroPhotograph number 60: Ignacio, High Chief, 1899.Photograph number 61: (?)Photograph number 62: Ignacio, Photo Hillers (?).Photograph number 63: Kanosh, copy by Shindler, 1869.Photograph number 64: Rainbow, a Chief, copy by Shindler, 1869.Photograph number 65: Severo, photo Hillers (?).Photograph number 66: Ojo Blanco (possibly Shavano), photo Hillers (?).Photograph number 67: Shawano, 1904.Photograph number 68: Tushaquinot or Piah, negative by W.H. Jackson.Photograph number 69: Wa-ne-ro (Yellow Flower), "Van de Rodes" or Singing Brass, Gardner, 1872.
15 Ute
Photograph number 70: Chief Buckskin Charlie with group outside tipis, photo H.S. Poley.Photograph number 71: Buckskin Charlie, George Bent, 3 women and baby, photo H.S. Poley, 1894.Photograph number 72: Teaching the trail, Chief Buckskin Charlie of the Utes quizzing his warriors for the signs of the trail, photo H.S. Poley.Photograph number 73: Chipeta and other Ute women, photo H.S. Poley.Photograph number 74: Sappix and son, warriors, copy by Shindler.Photograph number 75: Possibly severa, wife, and daughter (?).Photograph number 76: Chief Severa and family, 1889.Photograph number 77: Ute delegation six Indians and one white man.Photograph number 78: Group of Ute Indians at the Denver Exposition, 1882 or 1883, Willard Patten, Agent, at center. Photo taken outside of National Mining Exposition building by William H. Jackson.Photograph number 79: Ute group of seven. "John"; Ma-ku-teha-wo or Sa-pe-a-Peah(?); Cu-ra-can-te; Mose; To-shi-my (Black Bear) or Mexicano; Kwa-ko-nut, "A king"; Mexicano or To-shi-my.
16 Ute
Photograph number 80: Encampment near Denver, negative by W.H. Jackson, 1874.Photograph number 81: Ute winter house, Navajo Springs, Colorado, photo H.S. Poley.Photograph number 82: Ute wigwams.Photograph number 83: Indian driving wagon beside tipi.Photograph number 84: Indians and tipi.Photograph number 85: Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado (camp scene).Photograph number 86: White men with wagons.
17 Ute-Unidentified
Photograph number 87: Photo Savage and Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 88: Photo C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 89-91: Photo Savage and Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 92: Photo C.W. Carter, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 93-94: Photo C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 95: Photo Savage and Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 96: Photo C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 97: Photo Savage and Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah.
18 Ute-Miscellaneous, Mostly Unidentified
Photograph number 98-99: Photo C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 100-101: Photo Savage and Ottinger, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 102-103: Photo C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, Utah.Photograph number 104: ?Photograph number 105: Chief Black Coal.Photograph number 106: Chief Washakie.
19 Ute
Photograph number 107: Uintah Ute, Northeastern Utah. Utes beside tipi, one on a raised burial platform (?), bookplate.Photograph number 108: Pai Ute wickiups, in Simpson's time, bookplate.Photograph number 109: Ute woman carrying child, drawing.Photograph number 110: Ute cradle, frame of rods covered with buckskin, drawing.Photograph number 111: Ute sweat house, drawing.
20 Miscellaneous
Photograph number 112: Eskimo mother and child.Photograph number 113: A carte-de-visite with four images of Africans, photo C.R. Savage, Salt Lake City, UtahPhotograph number 114: Two Navajo (?) men on horseback.Photograph number 115: Indian man in buckskin shooting rifle, St. George, Utah area.Photograph number 116: Group of Indians with bows and arrows.Photograph number 117: White men (mountain men?) and Indian woman.Photograph number 118: Navajo scouts on horseback, 1880s, bookplate.Photograph number 119: Indian family in front of tipi.Photograph number 120: Gosiute Indian girls, "At the Trysting Place." E. Curtis, negative only.Photograph number 121: Unidentified family portrait.

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Subjects

  • Group portraits--1860-1920
  • Navajo Indians--Photographs
  • Paiute Indians--Photographs
  • Photographic prints--1860-1920
  • Portrait photographs--1860-1920
  • Ute Indians--Photographs

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