Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.
Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.
Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.
Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.
Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.
Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.
Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.

Small Collection of Outstanding Native American Photographs.

Various: [circa 1880s to early 1900s]. Five thick card album leaves measuring 10” x 8” with 23 black and white photographs adhesive mounted. Seven measure 4½” x 6½ ” or larger, the rest are around 4½” x 3½”, all are captioned. Leaves very good with moderate wear and scattered instances of surface loss; photos generally very good plus or better.

We're not sure of the purpose of this collection which depicts members of at least six different Native American tribes. At a minimum, images include Comanche, Sioux, Crow, Kiowa, Winnebago and Pueblo. All are exceptionally well composed and captioned. Many of the subjects are named including John Snowball of the Winnebago, a Delaware woman named “Dirty Pace”, Crows named “Plenty Striped Smoke” and “Papoose Hat Otter.” Another is a man the compiler identified as “Blackfeet Chief Ah-Owl-go-dog” though we have not been able to independently identify him.

Several show Kiowa Women and children and there's an outstanding image of a gathering of Sioux on horseback. One shot shows a family of Apaches outside their cabin while another outstanding image shows a Crow camp filled with tee-pees. The largest photo measures 5¼” x 7¼” and is captioned “Siwash Basket Work.” It shows what appears to be the inside of a presumably Pacific Northwest tribe's trading post, showing many stacked baskets, some sculptures, a painting and other artwork.
An outstanding and important photo shows a white man sitting with four Native Americans with a caption saying the Indians were prisoners taken during the Northwest Rebellion in 1885.

Captivating late 19th and early 20th century Native American photography. Very good +. Item #3146

Price: $1,750.00

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