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"Preserving the Rich Heritage: A Glimpse into Native American Indian Culture" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Native American Indians

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Old Bear medicine man of the Mandan Tribe, from a painting of 1832

Old Bear medicine man of the Mandan Tribe, from a painting of 1832
PNP245949 Old Bear medicine man of the Mandan Tribe, from a painting of 1832 (colour litho) by Catlin, George (1796-1872) (after); Private Collection; Peter Newark American Pictures; American

Background imageNative American Indian 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 American Indian Collection: Liberty Triumphant, or the Downfall of Oppression, 1773 (engraving)

Liberty Triumphant, or the Downfall of Oppression, 1773 (engraving)
AQS331983 Liberty Triumphant, or the Downfall of Oppression, 1773 (engraving) by American School, (18th century); 23.2x33.7 cm; American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Mih-Tutta-Hankush, a Mandan Village, plate 16 from Volume 2 of

Mih-Tutta-Hankush, a Mandan Village, plate 16 from Volume 2 of
STC101393 Mih-Tutta-Hankush, a Mandan Village, plate 16 from Volume 2 of Travels in the Interior of North America, engraved by Friedrich Salathe (1793-1858) 1844 (aquatint) by Bodmer

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: A Skin Lodge of an Assiniboin Chief, plate 16 from Volume 1 of

A Skin Lodge of an Assiniboin Chief, plate 16 from Volume 1 of
STC101375 A Skin Lodge of an Assiniboin Chief, plate 16 from Volume 1 of Travels in the Interior of North America, engraved by Friedrich Salathe (1793-1858) and J

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Korvack pipe with carved Polar Bears (ivory)

Korvack pipe with carved Polar Bears (ivory)
XBP229257 Korvack pipe with carved Polar Bears (ivory) by Siberian School; length: 10.8 cm; Private Collection; Photo eBoltin Picture Library; out of copyright

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Cherokee Alphabet, from Pendeltons Lithography, 1835 (engraving)

Cherokee Alphabet, from Pendeltons Lithography, 1835 (engraving)
BAL124537 Cherokee Alphabet, from Pendeltons Lithography, 1835 (engraving) (b&w photo) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; American, out of copyright

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Indians Discovering Lewis and Clark, 1896 (oil on canvas)

Indians Discovering Lewis and Clark, 1896 (oil on canvas)
PNP274186 Indians Discovering Lewis and Clark, 1896 (oil on canvas) by Russell, Charles Marion (1865-1926); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: View From John Ford Point, Monument Valley, Arizona, USA

View From John Ford Point, Monument Valley, Arizona, USA

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: The surprise of the Mayflower Men (litho)

The surprise of the Mayflower Men (litho)
3099922 The surprise of the Mayflower Men (litho) by Skinner, Edward Frederick (1865-1924); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageNative American Indian 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 American Indian Collection: Utah, Kanab, Moqui Cave, entrance

Utah, Kanab, Moqui Cave, entrance

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Arizona, Monument Valley, souvenirs

Arizona, Monument Valley, souvenirs

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Arizona, Monument Valley, West Mitten Butte

Arizona, Monument Valley, West Mitten Butte

Background imageNative American Indian Collection: Arizona, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley

Arizona, Monument Valley Tribal Park, Monument Valley

Background imageNative American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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 American Indian 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



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"Preserving the Rich Heritage: A Glimpse into Native American Indian Culture" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Native American Indians. From the frozen marshes of Kotzebue, Alaska to the vibrant villages of Mandan, Assiniboin, and Cherokee tribes, their diverse traditions and customs paint a vivid picture of a resilient people. In an enchanting black-and-white photograph captured around 1929, we witness an Eskimo muskrat hunter gracefully paddling through the marshes. This image transports us to a simpler era when nature provided sustenance for survival. The power of art is evident in engravings such as "Liberty Triumphant, " depicting the downfall of oppression in 1773. It serves as a reminder that even during times of struggle, hope can prevail. Mih-Tutta-Hankush unveils the intricate beauty found within a Mandan village. Plate 16 from Volume 2 takes us on a visual journey where communal living harmoniously coexists with nature's bounty. As we explore further, plate 30 from volume 2 reveals tombs adorned by Assiniboin Indians on trees – an intriguing glimpse into their spiritual beliefs surrounding life after death. Moving eastward, we encounter an Assiniboin Chief's skin lodge depicted in plate 16 from Volume The craftsmanship displayed here showcases their resourcefulness and adaptability to harsh environments. Delving deeper into Native American artistry, we discover Korvack pipe intricately carved with polar bears using ivory – symbolizing strength and resilience against icy landscapes. Language plays a crucial role in preserving culture; thus, Pendleton's Lithography presents us with the Cherokee Alphabet from1835. This engraving represents efforts made to safeguard indigenous languages amidst external pressures. Waldeck's original artwork offers invaluable insights into Mesoamerican civilizations through prints contained within numerous boxes.