American Indian Portrait Album
This album of 616 photographs, assembled in 1876 from images in the collection of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, consists primarily of portraiture of male delegates to the United States with occasional images of women and children. The images were created for ethnographic portfolios of the Blackmore Museum, Salisbury, England. A few images show individuals with mixed descent and interpreters as well as an image of a seated Dakota Indian, Red Cloud (Ma-Kpe-Ah-Lou-Tah), shaking hands with William Blackmore, May 1872.
Portraits represent various tribal groups, including, among many others, the Apache Indians, Arapaho Indians, Arikara Indians, Bannock Indians, Cherokee Indians, Cheyenne Indians, , Oglala Indians, Ojibwa Indians, Omaha Indians, Oohenonpa Indians, Santee Indians, Seminole Indians, Tohono O’odham Indians, Ute Indians, Wichita Indians, and Yuma Indians.
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