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"Exploring the Rich Heritage of Native America: A Glimpse into the Past" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Native America

Background imageNative America 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 imageNative America Collection: The Last of His Race (The Vanishing American), 1908 (oil on composition board)

The Last of His Race (The Vanishing American), 1908 (oil on composition board)
3247995 The Last of His Race (The Vanishing American), 1908 (oil on composition board) by Remington, Frederic (1861-1909); 45.7x31.5 cm; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA; American

Background imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 imageNative America 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 Heritage of Native America: A Glimpse into the Past" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Native America. From the icy marshes of Kotzebue, Alaska to the vibrant landscapes of Mesoamerica, this collection offers a window into the lives and cultures that shaped this diverse continent. In an enchanting black and white photograph, we witness an Eskimo muskrat hunter gracefully paddling through a serene marsh. The image transports us to a simpler time when survival depended on intimate knowledge of nature's rhythms. "The Last of His Race (The Vanishing American)" is a haunting oil painting that serves as a poignant reminder of the struggles faced by indigenous peoples throughout history. It captures both resilience and sorrow, urging us to reflect on their vanishing way of life. Delve deeper into Mesoamerican art with Waldeck's original artwork. Box after box reveals intricate prints showcasing ancient civilizations' beauty and complexity. "Portrait of Black Hawk and Na-Be-Ghi-Zeik" stands out among them, immortalizing two figures who played significant roles in shaping their communities. As we journey further through Waldeck's collection, we encounter depictions like "Leaving home for Carlisle Indian School. " This chromolitho print depicts young Native Americans embarking on an uncertain future while holding onto their cultural identity amidst assimilation pressures. Goddess Teoyaomqui emerges from another watercolor masterpiece—a symbol of divinity intertwined with sacrificial rituals etched deep within Mesoamerican culture. Meanwhile, Maya heroes are brought to life in vivid hues—reminders that these nations possessed great leaders whose legacies continue to inspire today. "Duel on the Champion Stone" takes us right into the heart-pounding action—an intense battle fought for honor or supremacy. Through brushstrokes alone, we feel our hearts race alongside those brave warriors locked in combat.