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Background imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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 imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas 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)

Background imageIndigenous Peoples Of The Americas Collection: Village of friendly Indians, at the entrance of Bute's Canal, 1798 (watercolour)

Village of friendly Indians, at the entrance of Bute's Canal, 1798 (watercolour)
3672968 Village of friendly Indians, at the entrance of Bute's Canal, 1798 (watercolour) by Alexander, William (1767-1816); Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois



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"Exploring the Rich Cultural Heritage of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the vibrant world of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. From the frozen marshes of Kotzebue, Alaska to the lush landscapes of Mesoamerica, their diverse cultures and traditions have shaped this continent for centuries. In a captivating black and white photograph from 1929, we witness an Eskimo muskrat hunter gracefully paddling through a marsh, showcasing their deep connection with nature. This image reminds us of their harmonious relationship with the environment that sustains them. Traveling further south, we encounter a scene from 1837 depicted on paper using watercolors. It portrays thirsty trappers making a rush for the river as they cross challenging terrain. Their resilience and resourcefulness reflect their ability to adapt to any situation. The artwork collection by Waldeck offers glimpses into Mesoamerican civilizations dating back to 1831. Box after box reveals intricate prints capturing moments such as Black Hawk and Na-Be-Ghi-Zeik's portrait or depictions of divinities, priests, heroes, and Mexican Indians adorned in holiday dress. These artworks provide valuable insights into ancient rituals and beliefs that continue to shape indigenous communities today. Shifting our focus closer to home is a chromolitho print from 1911 depicting young Native Americans leaving home for Carlisle Indian School—an institution aimed at assimilating them into Western culture. This poignant image raises questions about cultural preservation versus forced assimilation—a struggle faced by many indigenous communities throughout history. Delving deeper into Mesoamerican mythology brings us face-to-face with goddess Teoyaomqui alongside a porphyry sacrificial stone—a testament to religious practices deeply ingrained within these societies. The vibrant watercolor captures both beauty and mystery surrounding ancient rituals. Lastly, we are transported back in time witnessing a duel on Champion Stone—another mesmerizing watercolor from the mid-19th century.