NABD9. Rodman Wanamaker 1913. Down the Western Slope. Photogravure measuring 5 1/2″ x 7 3/4″ mat opening. Fully matted, ready for framing. E. $75

Taber, San Francisco. Album page measuring 13″ x 10 3/4″ with two mounted albumen photographs of Native Americans. Top image measures 4 1/4″ x 6″ and the bottom image measures 6″ x 4.” In addition, there are two images on the back of the board, each measuring 5″ x 7 3/4.” These latter two images are titled: B4363. Hotel del Monte, full front view; & B323. Ground and Front, Hotel del Monte, Monterey.” VG. $750

Dana B. Chase, Santa Fe, NM. 184. Governor of San Ildefonso. Boudoir Card. VG. $600

John Wilson & John Inkanish Caddo Indians Texas and Oklahoma John Wilson & John Inkanish Caddo Indians Texas and Oklahoma
NABD37. H.P. Robinson, Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory. Caddo Dancing Chiefs. Boudoir Card, 7 1/2″ x 4 1/2,” of John Wilson, seated, and John Inkanish, Caddo Indians. The Caddo are a Southern Plains tribe related to the Wichita and the Pawnee, along the Red River. In 1874 they were relocated to their present reservation in Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. When the Ghost Dance swept through the Plains tribes, the Caddo were among those who adopted their own variant of the belief, a five-day ceremony of prayerful dancing. John Wilson wears a beaded cap elaborated with cow horns and feathers. A golden eagle wing fan with beaded cloth pendants is held in his left hand. He has a fringed and beaded leather shirt and leather half leggings secured by beaded garters. Inkanish holds a pipe-tomahawk. His leather shirt has a painted band across the center. His leather leggings are secured by beaded garters.  John Wilson was a Caddo-Delaware-French medicine man and religious leader. His Caddo name was Nishku’ntu, meaning “Moon Head.” Though he was of half-Delaware descent, quarter-blood French, and quarter-blood Caddo, John Wilson spoke only the Caddo language and identified only as a Caddo. He is believed to have been born in 1840, when his band of Caddo were still living in Texas. They were driven into Indian Territory in 1859. Wilson was a medicine man, who in 1880, became a peyote roadman. He became one of the most active leaders in the Ghost Dance in Indian Territory. During a two-week period, Wilson consumed large numbers of peyote buttons to gain new insights into conducting peyote ceremonies-“learning from the peyote”-and, as his nephew George Anderson put it “peyote took pity on him.” The tribe had been exposed to the Half Moon peyote ceremony, but Wilson introduced the Big Moon ceremony to the tribe. Included with this image is a 3-page copy of an interview with Mrs. Frank Cussins, of Anadarko, Oklahoma, conducted on July 12, 1937. Mrs. Cussins’ father was John Inkanish, half breed Caddo and white. VG. $1200

White Eagle, Ponca Delegation 1877 White Eagle, Ponca Delegation 1877 White Eagle, Ponca Delegation 1877
NABD39. A 7.5″ x 4.5″ image of White Eagle, Ponca Delegation, 1877 on a 12″ x 9″ mount for the U.S. Geological & Geographical Survey of the Territories led by F.V. Hayden, U.S. Geologist in Charge. On back it is noted that this is a William Henry Jackson print of a Charles Bell negative. Here is some info on White Eagle from the Oklahoma Historical Society’s site: WHITE EAGLE (ca. 1840-1914). White Eagle was the hereditary chief of the Ponca Indians. In 1879, when Standing Bear and other Poncas returned to their Nebraska homeland to bury Standing Bear’s deceased son, White Eagle led the Ponca who remained in Indian Territory on their assigned reservation. White Eagle reported to a congressional committee in 1880 that they had decided to remain in their adopted home. White Eagle left a narrative of the Ponca removal from their lands along Nebraska’s Niobrara River. He said, in part, “The soldiers . . . forced us across the Niobrara . . . just as one would drive a herd of ponies. . . . And so I reached the Warm Land [Oklahoma]. We found the land there was bad and we were dying, one after another, and . . . our animals died, and, oh, it was very hot. ‘This land is truly sickly . . . and we hope the Great Father will take us back [home] again.’ That is what we said. There were one hundred of us died there.” During ensuing years White Eagle and his followers overcame many hardships to make a home in Indian Territory. He was a progressive leader who favored allotment. A friend of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, White Eagle died on February 3, 1914, and was buried at White Eagle, a Kay County community named in his honor. VG. $1500

Auk Indians, Tlingit tribe
NABD45. [E.J. Partridge, photo, 1887] Issued by Landerkin & Winter from Partridge’s negative, 1892. Auk Indians, Squaws (faces blackened), Juneau, Alaska. These are Auk Indians of the Tlingit tribe. They blackened their faces to protect their complexions and removed the black (chimney soot & seal oil, etc.) for dances and such. G. $275

Omaha Dance Rosebud Agency
NABD46. No ID. The image is titled in manuscript on bottom recto “The ‘Sun Dance’-Sioux Indians Rose Bud Agency-Nebraska.” This is actually an “Omaha” dance, the Sioux name for the war dance that they received from the Omahas. The Rosebud Agency is in South Dakota, not Nebraska. I’ve been told that it looks more like a ‘performance’ dance with the number of white spectators present. G. $750

Pimos Indians Arizona
NABD47. Taber, San Francisco. B. 186. Pimos Indians, Arizona. Image is 7.75″ x 4.875″ on slightly larger card. E. $450

Tonto Apache Indian
NABD48. Taber, San Francisco. 178. Tonto Apache Indian, New Mexico. Image is 7.75″ x 4.875″ on slightly larger card. E. $450

Yuman Apache
NABD49. Taber, San Francisco. Boudoir Card (8.5″ x 5.5″) titled B 189. Jicorrillas Indian, Arizona. I have been informed that these are actually Yuman Apache, not Jicarilla. The original image is by Parker, Yuma, A.T. and Taber printed this from the original negative. E. $450

Natives at Mission Church DT
NABD51. Mission Church near Ft. Sully, D.T. Natives in western dress on steps. Image measures 6.75″ x 9″ on 8″ x 10″ mount. G. $500

NABD52. Taber, San Francisco, Cal. Boudoir Card 8.5″ x 5.25″ of 4 Native American images. Top two are Shoshone, bottom left Apaches, bottom right Piute. VG. $1200

NABD54. C.C. Stotz, El Reno, O.T. The Bent Ranch. G. $300

NABD57. Overstreet Studio, Chickasha, I.T. On back is written “Geronimo. Apache Indian Chief now prisoner of war at Ft. Sill.” Geronimo was not a chief but rather a medicine man and leader of the Apaches. The original of this image was taken by Irwin of Chickasha, Indian Territory. Overstreet may have acquired Irwin’s negatives or may have copied Irwin’s work. Everything he is wearing is a prop. The war bonnet is Comanche and the shirt also is a Comanche shirt. The revolver also is a prop and is a .44 caliber Dance Revolver, a Texas-made Confederate copy of a type of Colt revolver. There are several different views of Geronimo dressed in Comanche attire. After all, he was imprisoned on the Comanche reservation at Fort Sill, and is buried nearby. Card measures 7.25″ x 5.25.” E. $1000

NABD60. No ID. No. 296. Elias, Pueblo Indian, Tesuque, N.M. Bottom left corner crease. G. $500

NABD61. D.B. Chase, Santa Fe, N.M. No. 94. Signor Peso and Daughter. He was Chief of Scouts who Captured Geronimo. VG. $750

NABD63. [John K. Hillers]. Native American, likely Hopi, at work weaving. Though no photographer info is printed on the card, this image matches a view in the Library of Congress collections titled “A Moki Weaving” that is credited to John K. Hillers. The image was taken in 1879 in Walpi, Arizona, based on information taken from the book The Western Photographs of John K. Hillers, by Don Fowlers. The Native American sits before an upright loom with their back to the camera using what appears to be a shed stick. G. $275

NABD64. George E. Trager, Northwestern Photo Co., Chadron, Neb. No. 1. Bureal [sic] of the Dead at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S.D. First image of the burial of the frozen corpses of Lakota Indians. Copyrighted Jan. 1, 1891. 6.5″ x 8.5.” See Eyewitness at Wounded Knee, by Richard E. Jensen, R. Eli Paul, and John E. Carter, Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 1992, page 117. G. $1650