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Book or Pamphlet

Symbolic Petition of the Chippewa Chiefs

Date: 1851
Description: This image was copied by artist Seth Eastman in 1849 and printed in Henry Rowe Schoolcraft's The History of the Indian Tribes of the United States, Hist...
Photograph

Winnebago Men Playing Cards

Date: 1885
Description: Five Winnebago men are sitting on the ground around a blanket playing cards. Two young boys are standing behind them watching.
Photograph

Homecoming Powwow

Date: 1908
Description: Ho-Chunk men and women sitting and standing around a large medicine drum in an area portioned off by canvas barriers in front of a lodge. Identified as the...
Painting

Indian Spearing Beaver

Date: 1821
Description: Indians of the North Red River area, probably in the vicinity of old Fort Douglas, now Winnipeg, Canada, spearing beaver.
Photograph

Ottawa Indian Camp

Date: 1889
Description: Beach fishing camp showing several people around a fire drying fish with a tent in the background. Captioned: Ottawa Fishing Camp -- On the Island at Fran...
Photograph

Ho-Chunk Men Playing Wah-koo-chad-ah

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Description: Six Ho-Chunk men are standing and kneeling around a blanket playing Wah-koo-chad-ah (Moccasin), a favorite game. A typical dwelling (chipoteke) is in the b...
Print

"Chippeway Squaws"

Date: 1826
Description: Originally titled "Chippeway Squaws". Portrait of three Chippewa (Ojibwa) women with their babies painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Fond du Lac.
Print

Chippeway Squaw and Child

Date: 1826
Description: Originally titled "Chippeway Squaw and Child". Portrait of a Chippewa (Ojibwa) woman and her child painted by J.O. Lewis at the Treaty of Fond du Lac in 18...
Drawing

Potawatomi Indians Cooking

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Description: Illustration of three Potawatomi Indians cooking.
Drawing

Indian Infant on Cradleboard

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Description: Illustration of an Indian baby on a cradleboard propped up between two Indian women.
Print

Village of Folle-Avoines

Date: 1842
Description: A Menominee village as depicted by Francois, Comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist and diplomat who visited the Green Bay area about 1838. The detailed,...
Print

Horse Racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre

Date: 1832
Description: Horse racing of Sioux Indians near Fort Pierre. Three Sioux Indians on horseback in foreground and Fort Pierre in distance.
Print

Interior of the Hut of a Mandan Chief

Date: 1832
Description: Interior of the hut of a Mandan chief showing various objects and animals with five Mandans seated on ground.
Print

Encampment of the Piekann Indians

Date: 1832
Description: Encampment of the Piekann Indians.
Print

The Elkhorn Pyramid, on the Upper Missouri

Date: 1832
Description: The Elkhorn Pyramid, on the Upper Missouri River. Passing Indians would add horns to the pyramid, and sometimes add red marks to the horns to indicate the...
Photograph

First Thanksgiving

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Description: Thanksgiving dinner between Native Americans and early Pilgrim settlers in America.
Photograph

Ho-Chunk Woman Tanning a Buckskin

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Description: Ho-Chunk woman tanning a buckskin. Typical dwellings (chipotekes) are in the background.
Photograph

Ho-Chunk Woman Tanning a Buckskin

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Description: Ho-Chunk woman tanning buckskin. Typical dwellings (chipotekes) are in the background.
Photograph

Papoose Case

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Description: Studio work: Ho-Chunk papoose case, probably, with porcupine quills.
Book or Pamphlet

Ball Play on the Prairie

Date: 1884
Description: Native Americans playing a lacrosse-like game of ball.

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