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Ame. American Indians and Indigenous Peoples

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Identifier: Ame
This topic covers manuscript collections by and about Indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere. It includes letters, artwork, photographs, documents, legal and governmental papers, research papers, and some audio oral histories.

Found in 143 Collections and/or Records:

Accounting statements

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3069
Abstract Includes three separate accounting statements recording ordnance supplies held at Greenleaf's Point and at Fort Belle Fontaine. The first item is a detailed accounting notebook (18 pages) of expenditures for basic supplies at Greenleaf's Point Arsenal (1817-1820) under the command of Capt. Joseph S. Nelson. The notebook contains over 400 entries for a variety of provisions including lumber, shovels, nails, rope, oil and lead. The other two items briefly enumerate accounts of ordnance stores...
Dates: 1820

Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. Sioux Indian Interview Cassettes

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Josephy
Abstract Recorded interviews made by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., historian of American Indian affairs, and also war correspondent, screenwriter, and government consultant. Includes 40 cassette tapes of interviews conducted during 1982 and 1983 with reservation Sioux Indians in Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and with urban and off-reservation Sioux in such places as Oakland, Los Angeles, Rapid City, Pierre, and Tucson. Interviews were undertaken for a National Geographic Magazine...
Dates: 1982-1983

Andrew Jackson Faulk Collection of Photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-Box-105
Abstract A collection of 56 photographs acquired by Faulk, mostly consisting of large-format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites. Dakota Territory scenes include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; photographs of Fort Dakota and Fort Randall by B. H. Gurnsey; the Congregational Church and parsonage at Faulkton; the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls; and Indian camps. The collection also includes 32 oval portraits of Yankton, Brule, Two Kettle, and Santee Sioux...
Dates: approximately 1855-1909

Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3070
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory concerning U.S. government's intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands, the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Also, Dec. 1867 annual address to the territorial legislature discussing, among many issues, the...
Dates: 1862-1870

Andrew McNally album of photographs of a trip to New Mexico, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon

 Item
Identifier: VAULT-Case-F 788-M36 1897
Abstract Album of photographic prints, documenting a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon, probably around 1897, by Andrew McNally, and a group which may have included his eleven year-old grandson, Andrew McNally II, and possibly photographers W.H. Jackson and C.A. Higgins, whose signed photographs of the McNallys are contained in the album.
Dates: ca. 1897

Angie Debo Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Debo
Abstract Correspondence, 1975-1981, of Oklahoma Indian historian Angie Debo with Theodore W. and Louann Van Zelst regarding her book, Geronimo, water rights of the Pima Indians of Arizona, and other matters.
Dates: 1975-1985

[Arctic Life Portfolio]

 Collection
Identifier: oversize-Ayer-Art-Arctic.Life
Abstract Forty-five India proof prints created from sketches and drawings made by members of expeditions lead by Sir William Edward Parry and Sir John Ross to explore the Arctic and to discover a Northwest passage on His Majesty's Ships Helca, Griper, and Fury. Prints are unsigned. Original drawings attributed to Capt. Lyon, Capt. Hoppner, Lt. Beechey, Lt. H. N. Head, and Lt. Back. Engravings and illustrations created by Edward Francis Finden and William Westall. Prints published in London by John...
Dates: approximately 1821-1828

Arthur Einhorn Mohawk Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Einhorn
Abstract Consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence and newsletters of various organizations pertaining to the occupation of the Moss Lake territory in Northern New York State by the Mohawk Nation beginning in 1974. Also clippings and correspondence regarding a related political controversy, and correspondence and field notes by anthropologist and Native American expert Arthur Einhorn.
Dates: 1974-1980

Beffel, John Nicholas. Letters to Caroline M. McIlvaine regarding Chief Shabbona

 Item
Identifier: Midwest-MS-034
Abstract Includes three letters written by John Nicholas Beffel of New York to Caroline McIlvaine of the Chicago Historical Society from March 1932. Beffel describes his research for an article on Chief Shabbona and asks McIlvaine for additional information.
Dates: March 1932

Benjamin Hawkins letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-368
Abstract North Carolina planter, U.S. senator, and Indian agent. Letters concerning southern Indian affairs, 1796-1812, from Hawkins to Col. David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent based in Knoxville; James Jackson, governor of Georgia, 1798-1801; and Harry Toulmin, a prominent Mobile resident and later federal judge in the Mississippi Territory.,Subjects include setting the boundary line between the U.S. and the Creek Nation along the Clinch River and settlers on Indian lands there (1797); horse thefts and...
Dates: 1797-1812

Benjamin Henry Grierson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3039
Abstract Volunteer military officer during the Civil War, organizer of the U.S. Army Tenth Cavalry in 1866, commander of various Western army posts and active in opening the Western frontier until retirement in 1890. Grierson’s papers consist of correspondence (including over a hundred letters to his wife, Alice Kirk Grierson), documents such as orders, reports and maps and other military material, as well as personal miscellany relating to his service in the Western Territories. Microfilm copy...
Dates: 1865-1890

Bureau of Indian Affairs Indian Relocation Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-BIA Relocation
Abstract Photographs, promotional brochures, statistics, clippings, etc., dating mainly from 1956 to 1958, from album / notebooks compiled by Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies and relocation program field offices at reservations and schools (Cheyenne River, Fort Peck, Great Lakes, Intermountain School, Menominee, New Mexico Pueblos, Pierre, Sisseton including Flandreau, Turtle Mountain, Winnebago), and in cities (Chicago, St. Louis).
Dates: 1936-1975; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1958

C. H. Barstow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3014
Abstract United States Indian Service employee stationed at the Crow Agency, Montana Territory. Mainly correspondence, 1870-1891, mostly written by C.H. Barstow at the Crow Agency to his sister, Eliza, and brother, Rogers L. Barstow, in Massachusetts. Also several letters from Barstow’s wife, Lizzie, to his sister and brother, and a few miscellaneous letters of Rogers Barstow, other family members and friends, 3 small clippings, plus a November 10, 1887, issue of The Montana Stock Gazette.
Dates: 1870-1891

Canadian Indian Reports

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Canadian
Abstract Collection of reports issued by the Canadian government regarding Canadian Indians.
Dates: 1960-1980

Carlos Montezuma Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Montezuma
Abstract Mostly correspondence, but also writings, miscellaneous documents and memorabilia, clippings and photographs relating to Indian rights activist and physician Carlos Montezuma of Arizona and Chicago, Illinois.
Dates: 1888-1936; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1922

Charles B. Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-449
Abstract Military and Indian provision contractor and quartermaster's agent. Correspondence, agreements, orders, accounts, reports, returns, receipts, etc. concerning his work with the Indians of the Wichita Agency and the Seminole and Osage tribes in northern Texas, Arkansas, and Indian Territory.
Dates: 1841-1888; Majority of material found within 1859 - 1865

Charles Beaujoilais Throckmorton letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3249
Abstract Most of the letters are to Throckmorton’s mother, Mary, in Washington (D.C.). In addition to his homesickness and hopes to relocate, he relates news and observations on Indian affairs. Two letters to Throckmorton’s mother, dated 1877, are from David D. Porter, an admiral and head of the naval Board of inspection. Throckmorton saw active service in the Civil War primarily at Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville and Stone River. Remaining a Major in the army, he was also active in the Indian Wars...
Dates: 1872-1880

Charles S. Stobie papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-834
Abstract Artist's journal, sketches and notes, essay, photograph, and letter of Charles S. Stobie, 1866?-1902. Journal kept at the Ignacio Ute Agency during Oct., 1900, and May-Aug., 1902, contains sketches of Ute and Navajo Indians and their dwellings, weapons, saddles, pottery, and clothes; sketches of scenery with notes on color and lighting; glossaries of Ute and Spanish words; a list of agency employees; and store accounts. There are also several single drawings (1899), a ms. essay regarding the...
Dates: 1866-1902

Chicago American Indian Oral History Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Oral History
Abstract Reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, and edited typewritten transcripts of oral interviews with twenty-three long-time American Indian residents of Chicago completed as part of a project conducted under the auspices of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and funded by the Illinois Humanities Council, 1982-1984. Also a published index and finding aid to the transcripts, an unpublished manuscript entitled "Native Voices in the City" incorporating excerpts from the...
Dates: 1982-1985

Chicago American Indian Photography Project Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Photo Project
Abstract Photographs taken by Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil, and Leroy Wesaw for the Chicago American Indian Photography Project. Images document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. Includes many photographs from activities of the American Indian Center. Many of these photographs were displayed in the Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery at the Newberry Library as part of an exhibition entitled...
Dates: approximately 1950s-1987

Christopher C. Augur Collection of Photographs of the Western United States

 Collection
Identifier: Vault Oversize-Ayer-Art-Augur
Abstract Mounted albumen prints and stereographs primarily of western Indians and scenes, ca. 1865-1881, taken by Alexander Gardner, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, William Soule and a few other photographers, plus three large lithographic prints of Mexican War military scenes. Also, a box containing a stereoscopic viewer.
Dates: 1846-1889; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1875

Christopher C. Augur Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3008
Abstract United States army officer, 1843 to 1885. Correspondence, printed and manuscript military orders and reports, letter-books, a miscellany of accounts and receipts, clippings, memorabilia and maps, mainly documenting Augur's military activities and commands before and during the Civil War, and post-war service in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Gulf.
Dates: 1780-1912; Majority of material found within 1846 - 1885

[C.H.S. watercolor drawings of Indians of North, South, and Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico, copied from various sources]

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Oversize-Ayer-Art.C.H.S.
Abstract Watercolor drawings of Indians of North, South, and Central America, the West Indies, and Mexico, with a particular focus on American Indian cultural practices and the Aztec civilization. "C.H.S" appropriated the subject matter and composition for many of his watercolor drawings from various mid-nineteenth century sources, from inexpensive periodicals to richly illustrated editions. Quite possibly a resident of Great Britain due to his predilection for images culled from British publications,...
Dates: approximately 1843-1850

Collection of blueprint photographs of Indians and scenes in and near Fort Custer, Montana

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Graff-962
Abstract One photo is of a ms. descriptive list of some of the scenes presented; another is dated May 14, 1896; the final photo is of a ms. inscription: Finis. Fort Custer, Montana. W.C.S.E.E.P.S.
Dates: approximately 1896

D'Arcy McNickle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-McNickle
Abstract Literary and scholarly manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and other materials of D'Arcy McNickle, American Indian author, government employee, community organizer, anthropologist, and historian. Records cover McNickle's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Indian Development, Inc., the University of Saskatchewan, and the Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library.
Dates: 1913-1986; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1977