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Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 6).
"In this Plate, representing a numerous group in motion, and closely pursued by a party of Indians, wi...
Description: A drawing by Thomas Steel of his farm property contained in a letter Steel wrote to his father James Steel.
Description: Indians on foot and horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 7).
"The buffalo is a harmless and timid animal until severely wounded, or closely pursued, when it...
Date: 1849 ca.
Description: A head and shoulders portrait of James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States, 1845-1849. Polk was born in North Carolina on November 2, 1795 and di...
Date: 1840 ca.
Description: Home of William Augustus Prentiss, built in 1836 and burned in 1845. Small two-story house. Four people are standing around the house.
Description: Engraving of the McCormick Reaper Works as it appeared in 1847. The factory was located on the north bank of the Chicago River, east of the Michigan Avenue...
Description: Ceremonial Indian dance (Plate 8).
"All tribes have their medicine songs particular for the hunting of each animal they choose to go in pursuit of, and by...
Description: Horses cavorting on the plains (Plate 3).
"Next in importance to the buffalo, for the use of man, is the horse, which is found joint-occupant with the I...
Date: 1844 ca.
Description: Full-length portrait of Joc-O-Sot, "A Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri, U.S.A."
Description: Portrait of wife and daughter of Austin E. Quinney, chief of the Stockbridge nation.
Description: Choctaw Indians performing dance (Plate 22). "As I have mentioned in former pages that for nearly all their hunts, wars, or games, the events of which the...
Description: Indian dance, with some wearing bear masks (Plate 18). "Next in importance to the buffalo hunts, and not less exciting and spirited in its character, is th...
Description: Sod-breaker and five yoke of oxen plowing in front of the “Old Cottage Inn”. In the foreground a boat is on the shoreline.
Description: Jail and Courthouse Rocks in Nebraska; Sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oreg...
Date: 1845 ca.
Description: Illustration of Chippewa and Sioux Indians battling each other at the Brule River. Wood engraving from Armstrong, "Early Life Among The Indians".
Description: A portrayal of the effects of contact with whites on the Assiniboine chief, Wi-Jun-Jon. (Plate 25). "In offering this illustration to the reader, I am repr...
Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9).
"Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...
Description: Indians on foot and horseback capturing wild horses (Plate 4).
"Taking the wild horse and breaking him down is one of the proudest feats of the Indian a...
Description: Engraving with color of two women modeling high fashion dresses.
Description: "The Scalp Dance is given as a celebration of a victory; and amongst this tribe, as I learned whilst residing with them, danced in the night, by the light...
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