Henry Brown, Santa Fe, N.M. Gajumpe, The Last Governor of the Old Pecos Pueblo, No. 392. VG. $600

Taber, San Francisco. 188. Tonto Apache, New Mexico. This came with a tag reading “Captured Apache with war paint.” G. $650

[Charles M. Bell]. Semeo, also known as Umatilla Jim (Warm Springs Indian) wearing large shell earrings. The image is marked in the negative, “Semeo, or Umatilla Jim Warm Springs.” Image is on a Department of the Interior U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories mount. F.V. Hayden in charge. This portrait was taken during a delegation trip to Washington, DC in 1875 when a group of Warm Springs and Wasco Indians came to DC after the Modoc War. This image is #1057 in Jackson’s 1877 catalog. VG. $650

Jackson Bros., Omaha. CDV of 5 Indians; man at left is in non-native dress. On back in pencil is written “The Family.” At bottom on verso is stamped “Otoe.” G. $450

W. Cal. Brown, Albuquerque, NM., Official Photographer, A. & P. R. R. Co. 5. New Years Dance at Isleta. Fair. $375

Chas. Weitfle, Central City, Colo., and Cheyenne, Wyo. A strange Native American Cabinet Card. There is a number “5” at the left. The original of this image may be by Hook. VG. $1200

M.B. Brady, Wash., D.C. Yuma Indian Runners. The Chief & Mr. L.J.F. Iaeger. Very interesting cabinet card in that this is a re-photographing of a cabinet card made by Thomas Houseworth, San Francisco, Cal. It is clearly a vintage piece made in the 19th century and it reveals that Brady’s studio engaged in producing such second-generation images. No effort has been made to cover the information of the original photographer and it is possible that this was a legitimate business arrangement between the two firms.  G. $600

No ID. John Middle Sky and Jim Polhamus. John Middle Sky was a native American Indian who first came into the news in 1905 when he challenged the then heavyweight boxing world champion James Jeffries. To pay for the training lessons he exhibited himself as a giant (7 feet tall) with Austin & Stone’s museum. The match with Jeffries (nor any other boxer) never happened and John Middle Sky disappeared out of the news until 1910, when he made headlines challenging the then World Champion heavyweight wrestling Frank Gotch. That match never happened either. I assume Jim Polhamus is his agent or manager. Image measures 5 1/2″ x 4″ on a 9″ x 6″ mount. VG-. $400

Louis Heller. Lost River Murderers. The three Modoc warriors have been identified as Curly Headed Jack, Wheum, and Buckskin Doctor, all who served under Captain Jack.  The prisoners are shown seated, with the two at right with their feet in chains. The image was taken after the Modoc War in California. They were not executed, as were some of the other warriors, but kept as prisoners. Heller wanted to make sure that his work was validated, so besides his copyright line along the left margin, there is a printed testament on the bottom by Captain C. H. Throckmorton, and endorsed by Gen. Jeff Davis. (Jefferson Columbus Davis assumed command after Brig. Gen’l Edward Canby was killed by the Modocs.) The CDV is published by Carleton Watkins. Extensive advertising text for his Yosemite Art Gallery is printed verso. Pinholes in extreme upper right and in “River” in title below. This oversized CDV measures 5″ x 3 1/4.” G. $2500

E.L. Eaton, Omaha, Neb. Gay Eagle, Sioux. While the image says “Sioux” on the back in old ink manuscript,  he definitely is not a Sioux Indian, says one of my most informed browers. “This guy screams Pawnee beginning with his haircut style down to his clothing, especially moccasins.  No Sioux ever looked like this.  If you Google vintage Pawnee images, you’ll see many with his scalplock hairstyle.  Pawnees much harder to find than Sioux.  Plus, Eaton photographed the Pawnees, as did Jackson.” G. $850

E.L. Eaton, Omaha, Neb. Cheyenne. G. $750

Shoshone Indians by J.B. Silvis Shoshone Indians by J.B. Silvis
NACDV50. J.B. Silvis, Photographer and Viewist. Manuscript on verso “Shosones Indians.” Silvis was the great roaming photographer of the UPRR. His images are rare. This CDV has been trimmed at sides. G. $1200

Piute Indians near Austin Nevada 1866 Piute Indians near Austin Nevada 1866
NACDV55. No ID. Manuscript on verso “Piute Indians residing near Austin Nevada 1866.” VG. $1500

Nebraska Indians Portrait by Peabody, Lyons Nebraska Indians Portrait by Peabody, Lyons
NACAB27. Peabody Studio, Lyons, Nebraska. Portrait of two Native Americans in western dress. Card is worn at corners but beautifully matted as shown. G. $200

Yuma Indians By Bonine  Yuma Indians By Bonine
NACAB30. E.A. Bonine, Los Angeles, Cal. Yuma Indians, Arizona. Large cabinet card, 7.25″ x 4.5.” G. $425

Yuma Indians By Bonine  Yuma Indians By Bonine
NACAB31. E.A. Bonine, Los Angeles, Cal. Yuma Indians, Arizona. Large cabinet card, 7.25″ x 4.5.”. G. $425

Yuma Indians By Bonine  Yuma Indians By Bonine
NACAB32. E.A. Bonine, Los Angeles, Cal. Yuma Indians, Arizona. Large cabinet card, 7.25″ x 4.5.” G. $375

Yuma Indians By Bonine  Yuma Indians By Bonine
NACAB33. E.A. Bonine, Los Angeles, Cal. Yuma Indians, Arizona. Large cabinet card, 7.25″ x 4.5.” G. $400

Yuma Indians By Bonine  Yuma Indians By Bonine
NACAB34. E.A. Bonine, Los Angeles, Cal. Yuma Indians, Arizona. Large cabinet card, 7.25″ x 4.5.” G. $350

Black Coal, Coolidge and Painting Horse Black Coal, Coolidge and Painting Horse
NACAB38. Baker & Johnston, Evanston, Wyoming. Arapahoes. 38. Black Coal, Coolidge and Painting Horse. 4.5″ x 7″ card. VG. $950

Native American CDV by Chamberlain Native American CDV by Chamberlain
NACDV65. W. G. Chamberlain, Denver, Co. CDV of Native American woman and child. VG. $400

Steps, Nes Perce Indian Steps, Nes Perce Indian
NACAB41. Bailey, Dix & Mead, Fort Randall, D.T. No. 3. Steps. A Nes Perce Indian, who escaped from his band, while surrounded in the bad lands of Nebraska, by Gen’l Miles, in 1878. He then joined Sitting Bull’s band of Uncapapa Sioux Indians in the British possessions and has followed their fortunes ever since. He lost his feet above the ankles, also his right hand by being frozen, having been caught in one of the severe snow storms, 21 years ago. Copyright 1882. E. $500

One Bull, nephew of Sitting Bull One Bull, nephew of Sitting Bull
NACAB42. Bailey, Dix & Mead, Fort Randall, D.T. No. 7. One Bull. Twenty-seven years of age, is a nephew of Sitting Bull, and a skillful warrior. He it was who had to be knocked down and carried aboard the boat to be brought as a prisoner to the fort. He has had 10 wives, 9 of whom are now living. Only two of them are living with him now. His second wife is his favorite. She has had two children–one but four hours old as we squat by the side of the Teepee to obtain his history by the assistance of the Post Interpreter. He weighs 145 pounds, height 5 feet 6 inches. Copyright 1882. E. $750

Comanche Town
NACAB43. T. Croft, Oklahoma City, O.T. Comanche Town-near Fort Sill, I.T. VG. $650

Donald McKay
NACAB44. Houseworth’s Celebrities, San Francisco, Cal. Donald McKay, Dr. McKay and Son. Warm Spring Indians. McKay, Donald, frontiersman (1836-Apr. 19, 1899 or April 18, 1902). Born in eastern Oregon he was the son of Thomas McKay and grandson of Alexander McKay, both of whom reached Oregon in 1811 with Astor’s Pacific Fur Company (Alexander was killed by Indians at Vancouver). Donald’s mother was a Cayuse woman, Thomas’s second wife (the first was a Chinook). Donald was a government scout for many years, rendering valuable service. In 1864 he commanded a company of Warm Springs Indians against the Bannocks, Shoshones and other tribes, and he frequently was interpreter between Klamaths, the Warm Springs and the whites. McKay saw his most extensive service in the Modoc campaign, again leading Warm Springs scouts and himself served as a scout, guide and interpreter, being one of the principals in the capture of Captain Jack in 1873. He learned during his career to speak fluent English, French and several Indian languages. Because of the renown which came to him through his Modoc War service he took Warm Springs scouts east in 1874 and gave exhibitions for two years before the company disbanded. Donald then joined Texas Jack Omohundro’s 1876 show and went to Europe. In all he remained in show business for eight years, being an expert rifle shot, roper and rider. On his return he married a Warm Springs woman who died shortly after the birth of a daughter. About 1888 he promoted medicine show productions, a hallowed American tradition by then, specializing in “Donald McKay’s Great Indian Worm Eradicator” for $5 a bottle. He died at his home at the Umatilla Agency near Pendleton, after breaking a hip which failed to mend. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery. G. $650

Princess Angeline Princess Angeline
NACAB45. The Rainier Photographic and Art Studios. F. La Roche, proprietor, Seattle, Wash. Princess Angeline (c. 1820 – May 31, 1896), also known in Lushootseed as Kikisoblu, Kick-is-om-lo, or Wewick, was the eldest daughter of Chief Seattle. Born in what is now Rainier Beach in Seattle, Washington, she was named Angeline by Catherine Broshears Maynard, second wife of Seattle pioneer Doc Maynard. The 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott required that all Duwamish Indians leave their land for reservations, but Angeline ignored the order and remained in the city. She stayed in a waterfront cabin on Western Avenue between Pike and Pine Streets, near today’s Pike Place Market, and made a living taking in laundry and selling handwoven baskets on the streets of Downtown. She was buried in Lake View Cemetery on Capitol Hill. The Chronicle of Holy Names Academy reported: Death of Princess Angeline. May 29, 1896. With the death of Angeline Seattle passed away the last of the direct descendants of the great Chief Seattle for whom this city was named. Angeline—Princess Angeline—as she was generally called, was famous all over the world… Angeline was a familiar figure of the streets, bent and wrinkled, a red handkerchief over her head, a shawl about her, walking slowly and painfully with the aid of a cane; it was no infrequent sight to see this poor old Indian woman seated on the sidewalk devoutly reciting her beads. The kindness and generosity of Seattle’s people toward the daughter of the chief… was shown in her funeral obsequies which took place from the Church of Our Lady of Good Help. The church was magnificently decorated; on the somber draped catafalque in a casket in the form of a canoe rested all that was mortal of Princess Angeline. Angeline Street on Seattle’s Beacon Hill and in Columbia City and Seward Park was named after Princess Angeline. G. $350

Indian Musicians
NACAB47. No ID. Indian Musicians. G. $250

Chief Tonka by Bliss Chief Tonka by Bliss
NACDV68. W.P. Bliss’ Photographic Car. Chief Tonka, Yankton Sioux. An eagle eyed friend writes: “Jeff, I think Chief Tonka is a copy view. See the tack head dead center at bottom of card edge. Bliss never photographed Sioux and Topeka is too far south for this tribe, so he must have been copying and selling a few images. First time I’ve seen copy work by Bliss. He never got farther north than Topeka, Kansas and from there went down to Fort Sill and on to Santa Fe. Interesting in that it tells me something about Bliss I didn’t know.” Thanks Larry. G. $500

Potawatomi Chief Potawatomi Chief
NACDV69. Chas. T. Smith, Photographer, [Topeka, Kansas.] Potawatomi Chief “Nan-Wesh-Mah.” His white man’s name was Abram B. Burnett. Born 1812 and Died 1870. Forced to move from tribal lands in Indiana to what is now Kansas, not too far from present day Topeka. G. $600

nacab49 Isleta
NACAB49. W. Cal. Brown, Albuquerque, N.M. 80. Street in Isleta. G. $350

Blackfeet Indians
NACAB53. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. Shorty White Grass. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $750

NACAB54. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. Running Crane. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $750

NACAB55. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. White Calf. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $750

NACAB56. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. Little Plume. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $650

NACAB57. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. Little Dog. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $650

NACAB58. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. Tail Feathers Coming Over the Hill. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $650

NACAB59. C.M. Bell, Washington, D.C. Four Horses. Blackfoot Indian member of delegation to DC. VG. $650

Sitting Bull's Log Cabin
NACAB61. No ID. Sitting Bull’s Log Cabin Morning of the Fight. At top of card is printed Sitting Bull’s Log Cabin now on Exhibition at World’s Fair, Chicago, 1893, owned by Sitting Bull Log Cabin Co., Mandan, North Dakota. VG. $400

Montana Kootinai Indian Album
NACAB64. Photo album (no cover) consisting of 24 images measuring 3″ x 4.125″ on 4.5″ x 5.75″ thick cardboard pages. There are fine images of a Flathead Chief, a Kootinai Family, Kootenai Beauties, Kootenai Houses, and several images of “Half-Breeds.” There are street scenes of Kalispell, Montana, a shot of the Warehouses and Elevators of the Missoula Mercantile Co., and another of their store in Kalispell. Also a train wreck of the Great Northern Railway and other views of people and scenery. All are titled beneath the images. Thirteen of the prints have strong contrast, including all the Native American, “Half-Breed” and train wreck images. The rest are somewhat lighter but still fine content. G-VG. $750

Four Bears Sioux Chief
NACDV76. Four Bears Sioux Chief. On back is written “Red Feather-Sans Arc – Sioux Delegation 1870). G. $475

NACDV78. Winnebagos. G-. $200

Sitting Bull
NACAB65. Gilbert & Bacon, Phila. Sitting Bull. E. $1500

Nebraska Native American
NACDV80. CDV by W.R. Cross, Niobara, Neb. of a Native American, probably Sioux. He wears a great necklace and bells beneath his knees. G. $350

NACAB66. Drum, Pawhuska, O.T., published by Parsons’ Gallery. Osage image identified on verso as “Me-she-tsia. He may be has his head shaved in one of the styles with the ‘full bloods.'” VG. $450

NACAB67. Drum, Pawhuska, O.T., published by Parsons’ Gallery. Osage image identified as on verso as “Neah-kook-auk. That is bead work on the front of his robe and leggins. It is a common custom to wear the band around the forehead.” VG. $450

NACAB68. Drum, Pawhuska, O.T., published by Parsons’ Gallery. Osage image identified on verso as “Bear Claws medicine on God man. The meanest man on the Reservation.” VG. $450

NACDV82. Written on back “Pawnee Scout 1860’s.” More likely 1870’s. He wears a cavalry shell jacket and possibly a Hudson’s Bay blanket. He’s got ball and cone earrings with pierced to and bottom lobes. G. $400

NACDV85. S. Duffin, Winnipeg. “Little Fox,” Cree Chief. Rare, fine portrait. G. $750

NACAB69. Prettyman, Blackwell, O.T. Sac and Fox House. E. $475

NACAB71. Prettyman, Blackwell, O.T. “Hope” (Apacha). VG. $375

NACAB72. Prettyman, Blackwell, O.T. U.S. Army Scouts. E. $850

NACAB73. Prettyman, Blackwell, O.T. Iowas. VG. $375

NACAB74. Prettyman, Blackwell, O.T. Kickapoo. VG. $300

NACAB75. Prettyman, Blackwell, O.T. Pawnee Chief. VG. $375

NACAB76. [Overstreet Studio, Chickasha, I.T.] “Wichita Indian Grass House.” VG. $150

NACAB77. [Overstreet Studio, Chickasha, I.T.] “Scene at the Commissary Drawing Rations.” VG. $325

NACAB78. Overstreet Studio, Chickasha, I.T. “Wichita Indian Grass House near Anadarko.” VG. $175