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Native American Indians Collection

"Exploring the Rich Cultural Heritage of Native American Indians" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Native American Indians

Background imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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 imageNative American 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)

Background imageNative American Indians 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 Native American Indians" 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 landscapes of Mesoamerica, their stories come alive through a collection of remarkable artwork and photographs. In an enchanting black and white photograph from 1929, we witness an Eskimo muskrat hunter gracefully paddling through a marsh. The serenity captured in this image reflects the deep connection between these indigenous people and their natural surroundings. Another piece takes us back even further, to 1837, where thirsty trappers cross a treacherous divide as they rush towards a river. This watercolor painting on paper beautifully portrays their determination and resilience in facing nature's challenges. The artistic genius of Waldeck transports us to Mesoamerica with his original artwork dating back to 1831. Box after box reveals intricate prints showcasing scenes from this ancient civilization – its divinities, priests, heroes, and Mexican Indians adorned in festive attire. These stunning visuals provide glimpses into their rich traditions and cultural practices that have stood the test of time. One particular portrait captures our attention – Black Hawk alongside Na-Be-Ghi-Zeik. Their dignified presence speaks volumes about leadership within Native American communities; it is a testament to strength forged through unity. Moving forward in history brings us closer to another significant moment - students leaving home for the Carlisle Indian School depicted in a chromolithograph from 1911. This poignant image reminds us of both sacrifice and hope as young minds embark on an educational journey that would shape generations to come. Delving deeper into Mesoamerican culture unveils more wonders: Teoyaomqui, goddess extraordinaire portrayed delicately with watercolors; Maya nation's revered divinity or hero immortalized on canvas.