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American Indians Collection

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: The Lost Trail, 1856. Creator: Charles Ferdinand Wimar

The Lost Trail, 1856. Creator: Charles Ferdinand Wimar
The Lost Trail, 1856. A group of Indian warriors on horseback searching for the trail of some enemy in one of the canyons of the lower Missouri River at dawn

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Carlisle School - Tin Shop, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Carlisle School - Tin Shop, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Carlisle School - Tin Shop, between c1910 and c1915. Shows students at United States Indian School, Carlisle, PA

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Indians of Peru and Bolivia, South America, 1864. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell

Indians of Peru and Bolivia, South America, 1864. Creator: Joseph Austin Benwell
Indians of Peru and Bolivia, South America, 1864. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. C. L. Rowsell of Valparaiso, of indigenous people belonging to...the half-civilised part of the native South

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Chief Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Chief Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Chief Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917 (date created or published later). A group of Native Americans inspecting the model weapons aboard the USS Recruit

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Lt. Wells Hawks (1870-1941), a member of the Navy's public relations team with "Chief Bald Eagle"

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Bald Eagle, Wells Hawks, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Bald Eagle, Wells Hawks, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Bald Eagle, Wells Hawks, 28 Jul 1917. Native American "Chief Bald Eagle" shaking hands with Lieutenant Wells Hawks (1870-1941)

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Bald Eagle on U.S.S. Recruit, 28 Jul 1917. Native American "Chief Bald Eagle" during his visit to the USS Recruit, a wooden mockup of a battleship built in Union Square

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: In the Village of Blackfeet Indians near St. Marys Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, c1930s

In the Village of Blackfeet Indians near St. Marys Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, c1930s. From " Tour of the World". [Keystone View Company, Meadville, Pa. New York, Chicago, London]

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: A Seminole mother and children, c.between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown

A Seminole mother and children, c.between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Unknown
A Seminole mother and children, c.between 1910 and 1920

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: a Street in Philadelphia, 1876

Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: a Street in Philadelphia, 1876. Creator: W. J. P
Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: a Street in Philadelphia, 1876. The Great Exhibition at Philadelphia

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Grand canoe reception given to the Prince of Wales on the St. Lawrence, 1860. Creator: Unknown

Grand canoe reception given to the Prince of Wales on the St. Lawrence, 1860. Creator: Unknown
Grand canoe reception given to the Prince of Wales on the St. Lawrence, 1860. Ten canoes...prettily painted and decorated, and each manned by twelve Indians of the Iriquois tribe

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Massacre of a mission party of the 'Alan Gardiner' by the natives at Woolya, Tierra del Fuego, 1860

Massacre of a mission party of the "Alan Gardiner" by the natives at Woolya, Tierra del Fuego, 1860. Engraving after a sketch by Mr. Havers

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Massacre of a mission party of the 'Alan Gardiner' by the natives at Woolya, Tierra del Fuego, 1860

Massacre of a mission party of the "Alan Gardiner" by the natives at Woolya, Tierra del Fuego, 1860. Engraving after a sketch by Mr. Havers

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: American Sketches: scene in the Rotunda, Washington, 1876. Creator: Felix Elie Regamey

American Sketches: scene in the Rotunda, Washington, 1876. Creator: Felix Elie Regamey
American Sketches: scene in the Rotunda, Washington, 1876....an Illustration of the manner in which people stand about the Rotunda

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Shooting Buffaloes with Colt's Revolving Pistol, 1857. Creator: Unknown

Shooting Buffaloes with Colt's Revolving Pistol, 1857. Creator: Unknown
Shooting Buffaloes with Colt's Revolving Pistol, [USA], 1857. Medicine in illness is considered the summum bonum among the Indians

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Mestizo woman, c.1675-c.1725. Creator: Anon

Mestizo woman, c.1675-c.1725. Creator: Anon
Mestizo woman, c.1675-c.1725. Woman dressed in a sarong with red/white/blue patterns, a white shirt and a green/yellow jacket. She wears a red necklace and a black bracelet

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: The Nebraska and Kansas Territory: Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebraska, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Nebraska and Kansas Territory: Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebraska, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Nebraska and Kansas Territory: Ancient Bluff Ruins near Fort Larumie [sic], Nebraska, 1856. View of...extensive unoccupied territory of the United States...[which] hitherto has been the home of

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Indians fishing at the 'Soo', c1901. Creator: Unknown. Indians fishing at the 'Soo', c1901

Indians fishing at the "Soo", c1901. Creator: Unknown. Indians fishing at the "Soo", c1901
Indians fishing at the "Soo", c1901

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Esquimaux Attacking an English Boat from their Cayaks, 1941. Creator: John White

Esquimaux Attacking an English Boat from their Cayaks, 1941. Creator: John White
Esquimaux Attacking an English Boat from their Cayaks, 1941. Indigenous people of Canada defending their land against invaders. Attributed to John White, explorer and colonial governor

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Possibly the southwest USA, between 1904 and 1938? Creator: Arnold Genthe

Possibly the southwest USA, between 1904 and 1938? Creator: Arnold Genthe
Possibly the southwest USA, between 1904 and 1938?

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Sidewalk performance or carnival performance, Cliff Dwellers, between 1896 and 1911

Sidewalk performance or carnival performance, Cliff Dwellers, between 1896 and 1911. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Sidewalk performance or carnival performance, Cliff Dwellers, between 1896 and 1911. Crowds at an attraction featuring Native Americans

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Sidewalk performance or carnival performance, Cliff Dwellers, between 1896 and 1911

Sidewalk performance or carnival performance, Cliff Dwellers, between 1896 and 1911. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Sidewalk performance or carnival performance, Cliff Dwellers, between 1896 and 1911. An attraction featuring Native Americans

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: North American Indian children on roof of San Estevan Mission, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico

North American Indian children on roof of San Estevan Mission, Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico, between 1899 and 1928

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Tom Hunter, Chief of the Saline Indians

The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Tom Hunter, Chief of the Saline Indians, and his Family Creator: Unknown
The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Tom Hunter, Chief of the Saline Indians, and his Family, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Sitting Bull Addressing a Meeting of 'Braves', 1890

The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Sitting Bull Addressing a Meeting of "Braves", 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Sitting Bull, Chief of the Sioux Indians, 1890

The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Sitting Bull, Chief of the Sioux Indians, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Threatened Rising of American Indians; Sitting Bull, Chief of the Sioux Indians, 1890. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 42. July to December, 1890

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Students relaxing on lawn at United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. (Boarding school for Native American students)

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Male Native American students in physical education class, Carlisle... Pennsylvania, c1901 - 1903

Male Native American students in physical education class, Carlisle... Pennsylvania, c1901 - 1903
Male Native American students in physical education class, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, between 1901 and 1903

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Male Native American students in physical education class, Carlisle... Pennsylvania, c1901 - 1903

Male Native American students in physical education class, Carlisle... Pennsylvania, c1901 - 1903
Male Native American students in physical education class, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, between 1901 and 1903

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Furniture building shop, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1901

Furniture building shop, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1901. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Furniture building shop, Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1901. (Boarding school for Native American students, founded in 1879 under US governmental authority)

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Native Americans during mathematics class at Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1901

Native Americans during mathematics class at Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1901. (Boarding school for Native American students, founded in 1879 under US governmental authority)

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Carlisle, between 1901 and 1903. Classroom at the Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, showing teacher observing students reading

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Classroom instruction in art, United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. between 1901 and 1903

Classroom instruction in art, United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. between 1901 and 1903. (Boarding school for Native American students, founded in 1879 under US governmental authority)

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Two Native American women, posed, on Mackinac Island, 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Two Native American women, posed, on Mackinac Island, 1903. Creator: Frances Benjamin Johnston
Two Native American women, posed, on Mackinac Island, 1903. [Michilimackinac in Odawa, Mitchimakinak in Ojibwemowin - island in Lake Huron, Michigan]

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Pediment of the Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, 1854. Creator: Unknown

Pediment of the Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, 1854. Creator: Unknown
Pediment of the Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, [London], 1854. Sculpture on the magnificent hotel lately erected at the Paddington terminus of the Great Western Railway...the sumptuous style

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Ee-áh-sá-pa, Black Rock, a Two Kettle Chief of the Sioux tribe, 1845

Ee-áh-sá-pa, Black Rock, a Two Kettle Chief of the Sioux tribe, 1845. Creator: Catlin, George (1796-1872)
Ee-ah-sa-pa, Black Rock, a Two Kettle Chief of the Sioux tribe, 1845. Found in the Collection of the Musee du Quai Branly, Paris

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: DeSoto's Discovery of the Mississippi River, 1896. Creators: Unknown, Louis Kurz, Kurz and Allison

DeSoto's Discovery of the Mississippi River, 1896. Creators: Unknown, Louis Kurz, Kurz and Allison
DeSoto's Discovery of the Mississippi River, 1896

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Le Romance du Cortés (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815

Le Romance du Cortés (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815. Creator: Favre-Petitpierre et Cie
Le Romance du Cortes (The Song of Cortez) (Furnishing Fabric), Nantes, 1815. Cortez Recevoie une Esclave Sans Rancon, [Cortez Recieves a (female)

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Gladiatorial Sacrifice, 1849. Creator: Unknown

Gladiatorial Sacrifice, 1849. Creator: Unknown
Gladiatorial Sacrifice, 1849. Indigenous people in Mesoamerica. From "Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War", by John Frost, LL.D.. [Thomas, Cowperthwait and Co

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Cofre de Perote, 1849. Creator: Unknown

Cofre de Perote, 1849. Creator: Unknown
Cofre de Perote, 1849. Volcano in Veracruz, Mexico. From "Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War", by John Frost, LL.D.. [Thomas, Cowperthwait and Co. Philadelphia, 1849]

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Aims Back, 1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Aims Back, 1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Aims Back, 1910. Photograph shows Aims Back with woman, both in traditional dress, standing outside of tipi

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Judge James Wickersham in council with Indian chiefs, between 1900 and 1907. Creator: Unknown

Judge James Wickersham in council with Indian chiefs, between 1900 and 1907. Creator: Unknown
Judge James Wickersham in council with Indian chiefs, between 1900 and 1907

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Yellow Kidney, Piegan, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Yellow Kidney, Piegan, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Yellow Kidney, Piegan, c1910. Yellow Kidney, Piegan man, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, wearing a fur headdress

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Mike Shortman, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Mike Shortman, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Mike Shortman, c1910. Piegan man, half-length portrait, facing right

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Wades in Water, Piegan Indian, full-length portrait, seated on floor, facing front... c1910

Wades in Water, Piegan Indian, full-length portrait, seated on floor, facing front... c1910
Wades in Water, Piegan Indian, full-length portrait, seated on floor, facing front, with braids, beaded buckskin shirt and leggings, beads with ermine tail trim, c1910

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Reuben Black Boy, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Reuben Black Boy, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Reuben Black Boy, c1910. Reuben Black Boy, half-length portrait, facing front

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Tearing Lodge and wife(?), c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Tearing Lodge and wife(?), c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Tearing Lodge and wife(?), c1910. Piegan man and woman, possibly husband and wife, three-quarter length portrait, facing front

Background imageAmerican Indians Collection: Wild Gun, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Wild Gun, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Wild Gun, c1910. Three-quarter length portrait of Piegan family



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