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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 144 Collections and/or Records:

Faustinus Antelope letters and petition

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-24
Abstract Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E.A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross. The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson's entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a...
Dates: 1918

Francis Jennings papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Jennings
Abstract Colonial historian and former director of the Newberry Library D'Arcy McNickle Center, 1976-1981, who after a teaching and union activities in Philadelphia, and investigation by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, returned to graduate school, received in Ph.D. in history in 1965, and began a distinguished academic career. Jennings's first book, The Invasion of America, published in 1975, explored the violence and brutality of European settlement. Jennings's papers include...
Dates: 1923-2000

Frank R. Grover papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Grover
Abstract

Correspondence, manuscript and typewritten, by amateur historian Frank Grover to and from members of Antoine Ouilmette’s family inquiring into the ethnicity of Ouilmette. Also includes two copies, one with annotations, of Grover's Some Indian Land Marks of the North Shore.

Dates: 1905-1908

Fred B. Hackett papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Hackett
Abstract Materials pertaining to Fred B. Hackett, a member of the Chicago Corral of The Westerners, who, for a time, lived and worked among the Oglala Lakota people at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. The material includes a report of the proceedings of the council held on September 21-22, 1903 at Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota between Congressman E. W. Martin and the delegates of five different tribal representatives, relative to the Black Hills treaty of 1876; a typed description of...
Dates: 1882-1963

Frederick E. Hoxie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Hoxie
Abstract Additions to Hoxie's papers. Includes documents cited in Hoxie's Expert Witness Report (The U.S. States Department of Justice requested that Hoxie prepare a report on the circumstances surrounding the negotiation and ratification of the Saginaw Chippewa Treaties of 1855 and 1864); information and correspondence regarding Penguin Press' publication of Hoxie's book; miscellaneous information regarding the 2000 presidential election and the candidates' stances on Native American issues;...
Dates: 1989-2012

G. Etherington letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-277
Abstract

Seven letters, in French, June 10-July 14, 1763, written by Capt. George Etherington during the period of his captivity at L'Arbre Croche to Charles Langlade at Fort Michilimackinac. Correspondence concerns the assignment of command of the fort to Langlade and instructions for its operation, the ransom of captive British soldiers, English traders held at the fort, wampum for the Ojibwa, and the assistance of the Ottawa chief, La Fourche.

Dates: 1763

Gene Weltfish Pawnee field notes

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Weltfish
Abstract

Field notes (1935) of Franz Boas trained anthropologist and linguist Gene Weltfish, documenting her study of Pawnee lifeways and religion. These volumes of notes focus on the yearly economic lifecycle of the Pawnee as it would have been lived in the late 19th century.

Dates: 1935

George Croghan letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-195
Abstract A collection of four letters and one order primarily from Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania relating to Croghan's official duties between 1763 and 1770. In the first letter dated Mar. 1763 Croghan reports to Sir William Johnson that a draft (unidentified) was completed by his assistant Thomas Hutchins, future geographer of the U.S. In the second letter (copy) dated June 1766 to Gen. Gage, Croghan urges him to encourage the colonial governors to maintain peace with the Indians and mentions his plans...
Dates: 1763-1770

George Galphin Letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-313
Abstract

Outgoing correspondence from South Carolina of the Indian trader and Revolutionary patriot while serving as commissioner of Indian affairs. The purpose was to inform Benjamin Lincoln, commander of the Southern Department, of the current situation with the Creek Indians and his efforts to maintain their friendship.

Dates: 1778-1780

George Roth Papers on American Indians of the Southwest

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Roth
Abstract

Collection of George Roth, retired Cultural Anthropologist of the Bureau of Indian Affairs contains materials relating to American Indians of the Southwest. Mostly newsletters, clippings, periodicals, pamphlets, press releases, and newspapers related to American Indian policy, education, and legislation in the Southwest.

Dates: 1969-1987

G.W. Parsons photographs of Osage Indians

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-83-84
Abstract

Studio photographs, ca. 1880-ca. 1900, of Osage Indians posed as individuals and family groups. With the exception of Red Eagle, Minnie Deloria, and Bilie Connor, the Indians are unidentified. There is also one outdoor shot with the caption "War Dance."

Dates: approximately 1880-approximately 1900

Helen Hornbeck Tanner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Tanner
Abstract

History files from the Atlas of Great Lakes History, correspondence, personal files, photographs, 2 newsclipping volumes and 11 boxes transferred from the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian containing Indian Claims Commission and other court case exhibits.

Dates: approximately 1970-2001

Helen Miner Miller papers on the Wisconsin Winnebago

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Miller
Abstract Letters, documents, reports, and other materials created, collected and saved by Wisconsin Winnebago Business Committee official Helen Miner Miller during and after the process of formally organizing the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. There is also considerable material regarding governance and programs to improve the educational opportunities and economic conditions of tribal members during the middle decades of the 20th century. Also tribal...
Dates: 1881-1995; Majority of material found within 1961-1975

Henry Perry letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-709
Abstract Letters (Jan. 24, 1849-May 28, 1850) written from New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, San Francisco, and Sacramento by Henry Perry to his Bridgeport family (parents Mr. and Mrs. David Perry, sister Emmeline, and brothers Alf, Tom, and Frederick), regarding his experiences en route to San Francisco, his return voyage from Hawaii, and economic and living conditions in gold rush San Francisco and Sacramento. Of particular interest are accounts of robberies in Sacramento, and pen drawings...
Dates: 1849-1850

Henry Van Schaack papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3193
Abstract American loyalist.,Colonial Kinderhook and Albany, N.Y., resident. Mainly correspondence, with a few receipts, appointments, petitions, and other documents, dating primarily from 1756-1809, regarding Henry Van Schaack's Indian trade operations, Seven Years' War service, colonial political activities and opinions, Revolutionary War banishment, concern with post-war loyalist emigration, connection with Shay's Rebellion, advocacy of the U.S. Constitution, anti-church tax campaign, and party...
Dates: 1734-1896; Majority of material found within 1756 - 1809

Hercules L. Dousman papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-18
Abstract Correspondence, agreements, powers of attorney, accounts, promissory notes, etc., of Hercules Dousman, primarily relating to his fur trade business.,Included are contractual agreements between Dousman, Sibley, and Rolette, and the American Fur Company (1834, 1841) and Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co. (1842), and Dousman's statements of account (including several for the steamboat Ariel) with the firms. Also a power of attorney, correspondence, and other documents relating to Dousman's efforts...
Dates: 1808-1857, bulk 1840-1857; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1857

Herman Haupt papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-366
Notice of Culturally Sensitive Indigenous Materials This collection contains content identified by the library as Culturally Sensitive to Indigenous People(s): Drawings and descriptions of sacred ceremonies, burial and death rituals. For more information please see the Newberry Library’s policy on Access to Culturally Sensitive Indigenous Materials. Scope and Contents...
Dates: 1897-1921

Indian Council Fire records

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Indian Council
Abstract

Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and publications of the Indian Council Fire, a Chicago-based organization supporting educational, legislative, and social services for urban and reservation Indians.

Dates: 1923-1988; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1988

Indian land deeds

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-404
Abstract Deeds and indentures, 1639-1787, transferring or leasing Indian lands to white inhabitants of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Properties are located in Norwalk, Norwich, Ridgefield, and Wethersfield, Conn.; Boston, Charlestown, Rochester, Satucket, Scituate, and Plymouth Colony, Mass.; and Long Island, and Orange, Ulster and Schenectady counties, N.Y. Two deeds (Dec. 23, 1685 and Mar. 5, 1787) are on vellum. There are seals on eleven deeds: New York - Dec. 23, 1685, Mar. 5, 1787;...
Dates: 1639-1787

Irving Samuel Cutter Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3221
Abstract

Mainly research materials (correspondence, biographical information, articles) gathered for an article on Henry Rinalda Porter, a surgeon at the Battle of Little Big Horn, with photographs of Porter, the Custer battlefield, and Indians involved in the fight. Also includes a George Crook letter and sketches by Charles M. Russell.

Dates: 1884-1934

J. W. "Duke" Wellington slide collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Wellington
Abstract

Copies of color 35 mm. slide sets, slide captions, and commentaries documenting Assiniboine and Gros Ventre ceremonies performed at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Montana, approximately 1950-1952, prepared by J. W. "Duke" Wellington, who was Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent at the reservation, 1947-1954.

Dates: approximately 1950-1975

J.A. Cuoq letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-206
Abstract Five letters, 1879-1894, from J.A. Cuoq to James Constantine Pilling, an American ethnologist particularly interested in Indian languages, who compiled comprehensive bibliographies on the topic and assembled the renowned library of the Bureau of American Ethnology. In Cuoq's responses to Pilling's apparent requests for copies of his works, he notes in an 1879 letter that all copies of requested volumes were destroyed in an 1877 fire at Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes. Later notes concern the...
Dates: 1879-1894

James Constantine Pilling letters

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-727
Abstract

Ethnologist, linguist, and bibliographer James Constantine Pilling's incoming correspondence, 1881-1894, with U.S. and Canadian missionaries, church officials, ethnologists, historians, and others regarding Indian languages, publications in Indian languages, and missionaries to the Indians. 56 items total.

Dates: 1881-1894

James Henry Twogood papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-folio-Graff-4224
Abstract

Includes manuscript accounts of the early settlement of Boise, Idaho, troubles with the Indians, etc., as well as documents, newspaper clippings, etc.

Dates: 1888-1910

James J. Dana papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3003
Abstract Military commissions and appointments, 1841-1882, with some transmittal letters, and an 1890 certificate of membership in the Washington, D.C. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Includes an 1841 Massachusetts Militia commission and nine appointments issued and signed by U.S. Presidents Pierce, Lincoln, Johnson, and Arthur, and Secretaries of War Jefferson Davis, Edwin Stanton, and Robert T. Lincoln to regular and brevet ranks in the 4th Artillery Regiment, 1855-1857, and the...
Dates: 1841-1890