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American Native Indians Collection

"Exploring the Rich Cultural Heritage of American Native Indians" Step into the captivating world through a collection of stunning artworks

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: An Eskimo muskrat hunter paddling through the marsh, Kotzebue, Alaska, c. 1929 (b/w photo)

An Eskimo muskrat hunter paddling through the marsh, Kotzebue, Alaska, c. 1929 (b/w photo)
7315335 An Eskimo muskrat hunter paddling through the marsh, Kotzebue, Alaska, c.1929 (b/w photo) by Curtis, Edward Sheriff (1868-1952) ; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Winter count on buffalo robe (colour litho)

Winter count on buffalo robe (colour litho)
980466 Winter count on buffalo robe (colour litho) by American School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Winter count on buffalo robe)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Crossing the Divide or Thirsty Trappers Making a Rush for the River, c. 1837 (w / c on paper)

Crossing the Divide or Thirsty Trappers Making a Rush for the River, c. 1837 (w / c on paper)
5310546 Crossing the Divide or Thirsty Trappers Making a Rush for the River, c.1837 (w/c on paper) by Miller, Alfred Jacob (1810-74); 21.6x29.3 cm; Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Native American in traditional costume (print)

Native American in traditional costume (print)
3793879 Native American in traditional costume (print); (add.info.: Native American - in traditional dress and headdress with an excerpt from The Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear, Seminole Chief, 1830 (lithograph)

Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear, Seminole Chief, 1830 (lithograph)
3672322 Noco-Shimatt-Tash-Tanaki, Grizzly Bear, Seminole Chief, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Co-Co-Pas, 1830 (lithograph)

Co-Co-Pas, 1830 (lithograph)
3672320 Co-Co-Pas, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Diegenos, 1830 (lithograph)

Diegenos, 1830 (lithograph)
3672318 Diegenos, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Oh That Navajo Rag, c.1770-1959 (print)

Oh That Navajo Rag, c.1770-1959 (print)
3674036 Oh That Navajo Rag, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Old Fort Walla Walla, 1856 (lithograph)

Old Fort Walla Walla, 1856 (lithograph)
3672312 Old Fort Walla Walla, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Dalles, 1856 (lithograph)

Dalles, 1856 (lithograph)
3672304 Dalles, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph)

Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph)
3672288 Camp scene in the Mojave valley of Rio Colorado, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: An Eskimaux watching a seal-hole, 1824 (engraving)

An Eskimaux watching a seal-hole, 1824 (engraving)
3672099 An Eskimaux watching a seal-hole, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: An Eskimaux of Igloolik, in a bird-skin jacket carrying his canoe down to the water

An Eskimaux of Igloolik, in a bird-skin jacket carrying his canoe down to the water, 1824 (engraving)
3672063 An Eskimaux of Igloolik, in a bird-skin jacket carrying his canoe down to the water, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Manner of holding the line, when a walrus is struck, 1824 (engraving)

Manner of holding the line, when a walrus is struck, 1824 (engraving)
3672045 Manner of holding the line, when a walrus is struck, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Cutting into Winter Island, Oct 1821, 1824 (engraving)

Cutting into Winter Island, Oct 1821, 1824 (engraving)
3672040 Cutting into Winter Island, Oct 1821, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Sledges of the Eskimaux, 1824 (engraving)

Sledges of the Eskimaux, 1824 (engraving)
3672002 Sledges of the Eskimaux, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Eskimaux building a snow-hut, 1824 (engraving)

Eskimaux building a snow-hut, 1824 (engraving)
3671978 Eskimaux building a snow-hut, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Mandan Chieftain's hut - (Interior) of native American dwelling, 19th century (engraving)

Mandan Chieftain's hut - (Interior) of native American dwelling, 19th century (engraving)
3794205 Mandan Chieftain's hut - (Interior) of native American dwelling, 19th century (engraving) by Desmadryl, Narcisse Edmond Joseph (1801-1890); (add.info)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Rio Colorado near the Mojave Villages view no. 3 from the right bank looking East, 1856 (lithograph)

Rio Colorado near the Mojave Villages view no. 3 from the right bank looking East, 1856 (lithograph)
3672315 Rio Colorado near the Mojave Villages view no. 3 from the right bank looking East, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Dance, c.1877-79 (ledger drawing)

Dance, c.1877-79 (ledger drawing)
3673021 Dance, c.1877-79 (ledger drawing) by Native American, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Black Horse ledger, ca. 1877-1879 Pages 180-181)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Man and Woman native, 1798 (watercolour)

Man and Woman native, 1798 (watercolour)
3672961 Man and Woman native, 1798 (watercolour) by Alexander, William (1767-1816); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Silver Heels, c.1770-1959 (print)

Silver Heels, c.1770-1959 (print)
3674015 Silver Heels, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Big Indian Chief, c.1770-1959 (print)

Big Indian Chief, c.1770-1959 (print)
3674009 Big Indian Chief, c.1770-1959 (print) by Joseph W. Stern & Co. (late 19th-early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Anona, c.1770-1959 (print)

Anona, c.1770-1959 (print)
3674007 Anona, c.1770-1959 (print) by Leo Feist, Inc. (1897-1934); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: James Francis Driscoll collection of historical American sheet music)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Rainbow Song, c.1770-1959 (print)

Rainbow Song, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673996 Rainbow Song, c.1770-1959 (print) by Jerome H. Remick & Co. (early 20th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Fort Owen-Flathead Village, 1856 (lithograph)

Fort Owen-Flathead Village, 1856 (lithograph)
3672307 Fort Owen-Flathead Village, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Zuni Sacred Spring, 1856 (lithograph)

Zuni Sacred Spring, 1856 (lithograph)
3672265 Zuni Sacred Spring, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Nakahu and his wife Oomna, 1824 (engraving)

Nakahu and his wife Oomna, 1824 (engraving)
3672053 Nakahu and his wife Oomna, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Eskimaux implements, weapons &c. 1824 (engraving)

Eskimaux implements, weapons &c. 1824 (engraving)
3671998 Eskimaux implements, weapons &c. 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Summer tents of the Eskimaux, Igloolik, 1822, 1824 (engraving)

Summer tents of the Eskimaux, Igloolik, 1822, 1824 (engraving)
3671994 Summer tents of the Eskimaux, Igloolik, 1822, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Yunbo de Gualea, 1820 (watercolour)

Yunbo de Gualea, 1820 (watercolour)
3671185 Yunbo de Gualea, 1820 (watercolour) by Ecuadorian School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: Costumbres de Quito art original)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: India vendiendo fruta, 1820 (watercolour)

India vendiendo fruta, 1820 (watercolour)
3671173 India vendiendo fruta, 1820 (watercolour) by Ecuadorian School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: A collection of Waldeck's original artwork of Mesoamerica, Box 6 of 22, 1831 (print)

A collection of Waldeck's original artwork of Mesoamerica, Box 6 of 22, 1831 (print)
3672794 A collection of Waldeck's original artwork of Mesoamerica, Box 6 of 22, 1831 (print) by Waldeck, Johann Friedrich Maximilian von (1766-1875); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Feather- Queen, c.1770-1959 (print)

Feather- Queen, c.1770-1959 (print)
3673985 Feather- Queen, c.1770-1959 (print) by Leo Feist, Inc. (1897-1934); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: James Francis Driscoll collection of historical American sheet music)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: India vendiendo cuajada, 1820 (watercolour)

India vendiendo cuajada, 1820 (watercolour)
3671189 India vendiendo cuajada, 1820 (watercolour) by Ecuadorian School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Toro-Mucho, Chief of a Band of Koways, 1830 (lithograph)

Toro-Mucho, Chief of a Band of Koways, 1830 (lithograph)
3672324 Toro-Mucho, Chief of a Band of Koways, 1830 (lithograph) by Schott, Arthur (1814-75); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: La romeria de Quinche, 1820 (watercolour)

La romeria de Quinche, 1820 (watercolour)
3671204 La romeria de Quinche, 1820 (watercolour) by Ecuadorian School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Mission and plan of San Fernando, 1856 (lithograph)

Mission and plan of San Fernando, 1856 (lithograph)
3672314 Mission and plan of San Fernando, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Navajos, 1856 (lithograph)

Navajos, 1856 (lithograph)
3672291 Navajos, 1856 (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits, antiquities, landscapes)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Pitaleshau Head Chief of the Pawnees (lithograph)

Pitaleshau Head Chief of the Pawnees (lithograph)
3672257 Pitaleshau Head Chief of the Pawnees (lithograph) by American School, (19th century); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info.: [Lithographs of North American Indian portraits)

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which

Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped
3672055 Western outlet of the Strait of the Fury & Hecla from W. end of Amherst island at which the expedition was stopped, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Canoe of the Savage Islands, Hudson's Strait, 1824 (engraving)

Canoe of the Savage Islands, Hudson's Strait, 1824 (engraving)
3672032 Canoe of the Savage Islands, Hudson's Strait, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Arnaneelia, a native of Winter Island, 1822, 1824 (engraving)

Arnaneelia, a native of Winter Island, 1822, 1824 (engraving)
3672010 Arnaneelia, a native of Winter Island, 1822, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Interior of an Eskimaux snow-hut, Winter Island, 1822, 1824 (engraving)

Interior of an Eskimaux snow-hut, Winter Island, 1822, 1824 (engraving)
3671986 Interior of an Eskimaux snow-hut, Winter Island, 1822, 1824 (engraving) by Finden, Edward Francis (1791-1857); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Background imageAmerican Native Indians Collection: Mission of St Carlos, 1798 (watercolour)

Mission of St Carlos, 1798 (watercolour)
3672994 Mission of St Carlos, 1798 (watercolour) by Alexander, William (1767-1816); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA; (add.info)



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"Exploring the Rich Cultural Heritage of American Native Indians" Step into the captivating world through a collection of stunning artworks and photographs that offer glimpses into their diverse lives and traditions. In Kotzebue, Alaska, circa 1929, an Eskimo muskrat hunter gracefully paddles through the marsh, showcasing the harmonious relationship between man and nature. The black-and-white photo captures a moment frozen in time. Traveling back to 1837, we witness "Crossing the Divide or Thirsty Trappers Making a Rush for the River, " depicted on paper with vibrant watercolors. This artwork portrays the resilience and determination of trappers as they navigate challenging terrains in pursuit of survival. A buffalo robe adorned with a Winter count serves as a colorful testament to storytelling among indigenous communities. Each symbol on this lithograph represents significant events within their history—a visual narrative passed down from generation to generation. Delve further into Mesoamerican culture with Waldeck's original artwork showcased in boxes one, five, nine, and ten out of twenty-two from 1831. These prints provide invaluable insights into ancient civilizations' artistry and way of life—an artistic treasure trove waiting to be explored. The portrait capturing Black Hawk alongside Na-Be-Ghi-Zeik offers a glimpse into leadership figures who played pivotal roles in shaping Native Indian societies—symbols of strength and resilience etched onto canvas. Fast forward to 1911 when young individuals left home for the Carlisle Indian School—a chromolitho print that encapsulates both hope for education opportunities but also highlights historical challenges faced by indigenous youth seeking assimilation while preserving their cultural heritage. Marvel at goddess Teoyaomqui standing beside a porphyry sacrificial stone—an exquisite watercolor masterpiece dating back to c. 1843-50—showcasing religious beliefs intertwined with nature worship among native tribes.