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Native People Collection

"Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry of Native People: A Glimpse into their Lives and Art" In this captivating collection of images

Background imageNative People Collection: Portrait of an Aboriginal man, named Bennelong

Portrait of an Aboriginal man, named Bennelong
Drawing 41 from the Watling Collection titled Native name Ben-nel-long, as painted when angry after Botany Bay Colebee was wounded by Port Jackson Painter, c. 1790

Background imageNative People Collection: Pomfret illustration

Pomfret illustration
One of 67 original water colour drawings of Mammals, Reptiles and Fish found at King Georges Sound, Western Australia, and in its neighbourhood; accompanied by manuscript notes by Neill, Robert

Background imageNative People Collection: Skeleton of Negrillo or pigmy

Skeleton of Negrillo or pigmy
A skeleton of a female pygmy from the Akka Tribe, Monnattu, central Africa. Specimen presented by Dr Emin Pasha, 1887. Photograph by J Benjamin Stone in 1907

Background imageNative People 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 People Collection: South Africa Hottentot. Bush woman

South Africa Hottentot. Bush woman
Old photograph from the Collection anthropologigue du Prince Roland Bonapart

Background imageNative People Collection: Raven and crouching figure and masks, 19th century (walrus ivory and shell inlay)

Raven and crouching figure and masks, 19th century (walrus ivory and shell inlay)
1068507 Raven and crouching figure and masks, 19th century (walrus ivory and shell inlay) by Haida, (19th century); 10.48x4.13x9.69 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageNative People Collection: Captain James Cook and the natives of Sandwich islands in 18th century (print)

Captain James Cook and the natives of Sandwich islands in 18th century (print)
3793918 Captain James Cook and the natives of Sandwich islands in 18th century (print); (add.info.: Captain James Cook - illustration of an offering before Captain Cook)

Background imageNative People 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 People Collection: French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)

French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)
CHT157431 French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho) by Dascher, G. (19th century); Private Collection; © Archives Charmet

Background imageNative People Collection: Codex of the conquest of Mexico: Quauhtenco and Mayenatzin punish traitors, 16th century (miniature)

Codex of the conquest of Mexico: Quauhtenco and Mayenatzin punish traitors, 16th century (miniature)
BEN5463323 Codex of the conquest of Mexico: Quauhtenco and Mayenatzin punish traitors, 16th century (miniature) by Spanish School

Background imageNative People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People Collection: Military oath of malagasy soldiers, 1811 (Engraving)

Military oath of malagasy soldiers, 1811 (Engraving)
7422816 Military oath of malagasy soldiers, 1811 (Engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: History. Madagascar. Military oath of malagasy soldiers)

Background imageNative People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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 People 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)



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"Exploring the Rich Cultural Tapestry of Native People: A Glimpse into their Lives and Art" In this captivating collection of images, we are transported to different corners of the world, where we catch a glimpse of the lives and artistry of native people. From the frozen marshes of Kotzebue, Alaska in 1929 to the vibrant landscapes of Mesoamerica in 1831, these snapshots offer us a window into their unique cultures. The first image takes us on a journey with an Eskimo muskrat hunter as he skillfully paddles through the marshes. His connection with nature is evident as he navigates his way through this serene environment. The second hint, Pomfret illustration, adds another layer to our exploration by showcasing intricate artwork that reflects indigenous traditions. Moving further across continents, we encounter a fascinating skeleton known as Negrillo or pigmy. This discovery sheds light on ancient civilizations and their diverse physical characteristics. As we delve deeper into portraits captured throughout history, we meet Bennelong—an Aboriginal man whose face tells stories untold. Our adventure then takes us to Mesoamerica through Waldeck's original artwork—a treasure trove spanning multiple boxes—where vivid prints transport us back to 1831. These illustrations provide glimpses into rituals and customs passed down from generation to generation. Continuing our journey through time and space, we come across Black Hawk and Na-Be-Ghi-Zeik's portrait—an homage to two influential figures who left indelible marks on Native American history. Their strength and resilience shine through every stroke. Leaving behind familiar surroundings for education at Carlisle Indian School becomes an important chapter in understanding how native people adapted during challenging times. The chromolitho print from 1911 captures both hope for better opportunities while highlighting sacrifices made along the way.