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Series 1. Mary Sheldon Barnes Photographs of North American Indians, 1892-1904

Scope and Contents

Mary Sheldon Barnes was Professor of History at Stanford University from 1892-1897. These photographs were collected by Barnes and other Stanford faculty and students for her Pacific Slope history classes. Two photographs were almost certainly taken by Barnes or her students - one of the Castro shellmound in Mayfield and a portrait of Pedro Evencio. The majority of prints are commercially available images in the form of cabinet cards (& two stereoviews), although some photographs are unpublished and likely unique. All but two are mounted, and most have stamps indicating "Mary Sheldon Barnes - Stanford University." One image has a note written after 1906, and so must have been added prior to Barnes' classes.
Box 1, folder 1

Indian Burial Mound near Mayfield, California. Dec. 23, 1893 (1 mounted print) 1893

Creator: Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898

Scope and Contents

Title from inscription on reverse. Copy negative enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ohlone Indians
Box 1, folder 2

Portraits of Round Valley Indians, Mendocino County, California by John W. Hudson (2 mounted prints) circa 1889-1894

Creator: Hudson, John Wilz Napier, 1857–1936

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of Clara Vostrovsky, 1895.

Scope and Contents

"A Round Valley Indian - Mendocino County" ; "Round Valley Indians" - from inscriptions on mounts. Note pasted to reverse of one print:
"Dear Miss Vostrosky, For some time I have searched for photos of Round Valley Indians and just today discovered these two. I fear they will [?] of small service from an anthropological point of view yet they are as good as any seen for a long time. Types are rare at this day, one must for our ancestry very thoroughly before conviction [last sentence unclear]. Yours truly, John W. Hudson."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Round Valley Indian Tribes, Round Valley Reservation, California
Box 1, folder 3

Pedro Evencio, San Mateo, California 1894 (1 print in 2 copies) 1894

Creator: Barnes, Mary Sheldon, 1850-1898

Related Materials

See also maps and drawings by Evencio (spelled by Barnes as Evancio) in Mary Sheldon Barnes Pacific Slope Collection, M0067: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4082996

Scope and Contents

"This is presumably a photo of Pedro Evencio, San Mateo Indian about 1894 - A.K.B." - inscription in pencil on reverse. Other copy of print identical except note (incorrectly) dates photo as "about 1892." Copy negative also enclosed.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ohlone Indians
Evencio, Pedro, d. 1896
Box 1, folder 4

Mescalero Apache Indians, Domingo and horse thief by J.L. Clinton, Colorado Springs, Colorado (3 cabinet cards) circa 1893

Creator: Clinton, J.L.

Scope and Contents

1786. Horse Thief, Mescalero Indian [inked notation "Manitou, Col. - July 17, 1893" observed on other copy at auction]; 1787. Domingo Mescalero Trader ; 1799. Domingo Mescalero Indian. Photographer's imprint on reverse.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
Box 1, folder 5

Ute chiefs & Brulé Lakota chief Spotted Tail by J.L. Clinton (3 cabinet prints)

Creator: Clinton, J.L.

Scope and Contents

1798. "Ute chief with Ouray" [inscribed on reverse] ; 2065. Tashaquinot[?] "Ute chief with Ouray" [inscribed on reverse] ; 2066. Spotted Tail. Ute Chief [incorrect - actually Brulé Lakota]. Photographer's imprint on reverse of all three

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brulé Indians
Ute Indian Tribe
Spotted Tail, 1823-1881
Box 1, folder 6

Mojave Indian Camp. No. 1774 by J.L. Clinton (1 cabinet card)

Creator: Clinton, J.L.

Scope and Contents

Photographer's imprint on reverse. Some damage to print

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Mohave Indians
Box 1, folder 7

Petroglyphs near Phoenix, Arizona by George H. Rothrock, Phoenix, Arizona (2 cabinet cards)

Creator: Rothrock, George Herman, 1843-1924

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of Prof. John Dickinson.

Scope and Contents

"Hieroglyphics near Phoenix, Arizona. Given by Prof. John Dickinson" inscribed on reverse with numbers "110" on one and "117" on the other. Photographer's imprint on border and reverse
Box 1, folder 8

Portraits, Puyallup Reservation by Lindahl, Tacoma, Washington (2 cabinet cards)

Creator: Lindahl, Conrad

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of Mrs. Lamb.

Scope and Contents

Adam, Puyallup Res. Age Unknown. Lindahl photo ; Eve, Puyallup Res. Age unknown. Lindahl photo. Photographer's imprint stamped on reverse

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington
Box 1, folder 9

No. 84. Puerta, Apache from Jicarilla -- D.B. Chase, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Copyrighted. (1 cabinet card)

Creator: Chase, D. B. (Dana B.)

Scope and Contents

"18295" written on reverse

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico
Box 1, folder 10

4202. "Ouray" the great Ute Chief (1 cabinet card) ; 4103. War chief's tent (1 stereo card) by W.H. Jackson, Denver, Colorado

Creator: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942

Scope and Contents

Photographer's imprint on reverse of cabinet card and border of stereoview

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ute Indian Tribe
Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Box 1, folder 11

Angeline, by Boyd and Braas, photographers, Seattle, Washington (1 cabinet card)

Creator: Boyd and Braas

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of Huber C. Spiger.

Scope and Contents

"Princess Angeline of the Seattles, Aged ?, Gift of Huber C. Spiger" inscribed on reverse. Photographer's imprint on border & reverse

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Suquamish Indians
Angeline, Suquamish Indian, -1896
Box 1, folder 12

Northwestern Indians including Chief Moses and family, by W. Greer 1892 (6 mounted prints, 4 x 5") July 1892

Creator: Greer, W.

Scope and Contents

"Chief Moses of Columbias, wife Mary and child July 92 M.W. Greer ; brother-in-law of Chief Moses, Nespelem, Wash. July 92 Taken by M.W. Greer ; Doctor, Nespelem, Wash. July 92 Taken by M.W. Greer ; Nez Percés Indians and Reservation doctor, Nespelem July 92 ; Camp of the Nez Percés, Nespelem July 92 ; Cheam and Ohamon Indians, Pierre, Chief of Ohamon, Fraser River"

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nespelim Indians
Sinkiuse-Columbia Indians
Nez Percé Indians
Yakama Indians
Moses, Chief, approximately 1829-1899
Cheam (First Nation)
Box 1, folder 13

Winnebago Indian Chief Standing Buffalo (1 stereo card) circa 1871

Creator: Hamilton & Hoyt

Scope and Contents

Title from inscription on reverse

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Winnebago Indians
Standing Buffalo, Chief, approximately 1833-1871
Box 1, folder 14

447. Pueblo Indian School at Isleta. Parker Photo ; [portrait of woman and two girls] (2 mounted prints) by Parker, San Diego, California

Creator: Parker, J. C. (Joseph Chamberland), 1834 - 1910

Scope and Contents

Photographer's imprint on reverse

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico
Box 1, folder 15

Petroglyphs, Tejon Canyon by C.A. Nelson, Bakersfield, California (1 cabinet card)

Creator: Nelson, C. A. (photographer)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

gift of C.M. [Furbert?]

Scope and Contents

"Indian writings, Tejon Canyon" inscription on reverse with photographer's imprint. "CM [Furbert?]," also written on reverse

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Yokuts Indians
Box 1, folder 16

Peggy, widow of chief Coppa Hembo, with Frank Lawyer, near Garden Valley, El Dorado County, California (1 small print) 1904

Scope and Contents

Snapshot (possibly copy print) with accompanying note written sometime after 1906 signed "W.T.R." Some historians dispute that Peggy was married to Coppa Hembo, asserting that his wife was a woman named Lucy who died in 1905. These same researchers place the scene of this photo as "by the Meat Cart, Chicken Flat (Hekeke Toma)."

Related Materials

Note transcribed as follows: "'Peggy' and Frank Lawyer. Picture taken near Garden Valley in 1904. Peggy was the wife of Coppo Hembo (sometimes written Coppa Himbo), last chief of the Digger Indians in the Kelsey district, El Dorado County. Coppo Hembo died April 3, 1892, Peggy died September 1906. Both are buried in the old Indian cemetery at Irish Creek near the Georgecroft place half way between Kelsey and Garden Valley. Coppo was given his name by the Indians after a fight between Coppo and a bear, his only weapon was a knife. He killed the bear but nearly lost his own life in the battle. According to the Indian translation, Coppo means bear, Hembo blind. Peggy was a "Tar Head." It was a custom among the Digger Indians when a woman had lost her husband, the wife would smear her hair with pine tar. Frank Lawyer was born at American Flat near Kelsey 1873, the son of J.J. Lawyer pioneer store keeper at American Flat. -- W.T.R."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Nisenan Indians
Maidu Indians
Box 1, folder 17

Formal family portrait of three Native American men, circa 1880-1920 (1 large print)

 

Series 2. John K. Hillers Photographs of Southwestern American Indians circa 1870-1900

Creator: Hillers, John K., 1843-1925

Scope and Contents

Between 1879 and 1882 photographer John K. Hillers traveled to the American Southwest with Frank Hamilton Cushing and James Stevenson under the auspices of the Bureau of American Ethnology. This collection of about 270 prints was created sometime in the early-to-mid 20th century from his 4" x 5" glass plate negatives held by the Smithsonian Institute, and were once cataloged as a study collection at Stanford (with the call number E78 S7H6). The boxes were transferred from Stanford's Rare Books Collection in 2013, and were associated with the Barnes collection in 2021. These prints contain numerical codes (ranges are noted after name of the tribe below), typed notations and SI stamps on their reverse. Some tribes may be represented by only one or few prints, and files for Zuni, Ute, Paiute, and Hopi Indians are larger.
Box 2, folder 1

Arapho [i.e. Arapaho] (70, 203)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arapaho Tribe
Box 2, folder 2

Cheyenne (262-275)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cheyenne Tribe
Box 2, folder 3

Pawnee (1222)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pawnee Indians
Box 2, folder 4

Ute (1486-1548)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ute Indian Tribe
Box 2, folder 5

Paiute (1587-1662)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Paiute Indians
Box 2, folder 6

Hopi (1783-1862)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hopi Indians
Box 2, folder 7

Jemez (1883, 1890)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Jemez Indians
Box 2, folder 8

Pecos (1891)

Box 2, folder 9

Taos (1921-1943)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Taos Indians
Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 10

Santa Clara (1973-1986)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 11

Isleta (2002-2016)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 12

Nambe (2017-2029)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 13

San Juan (2036-2041)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 14

San Ildefonso (2060)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San Ildefonso Pueblo (N.M.)
Box 2, folder 15

Tesuque (2063-2069)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 16

Sandia (2085)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 17

Acoma (2092)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
Box 2, folder 18

San Felipe (2131-2145)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

San Felipe Pueblo (N.M.)
Box 2, folder 19

Laguna (2148-2150)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Laguna Indians
Box 2, folder 20

Cochiti (2159-2173)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cochiti Indians
Box 2, folder 21

Santo Domingo (2227)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kewa Indians
Box 2, folder 22-24

Zuni (2228-2382)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Zuni Indians
Box 2, folder 25

Navaho [i.e. Navajo] (2374-2459)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Navajo Indians
 

Series 3. Other photographs

Scope and Contents

Prints in this series were assembled from various unprocessed items in Stanford's collections.
Box 2, folder 26

Portrait in sculpture (1 mounted print)

Scope and Contents

Relief portrait of unidentified American Indian, signed [Ch. E. Conner, Sculptor 1881"?]. Probably from Mary Sheldon Barnes collection.
Box 2, folder 27

Indian camp photo, circa 1870? (1 print)

Scope and Contents

Title from folder, possibly incorrect. Only identification on print is number "11." Image is of several tents and tipis in formation on a wide plain, taken from above.
Box 3, folder 1

Henry C. Balink portrait of Paccaneh. Taos, New Mexico

Creator: Balink, Henry C., 1882-1963

Scope and Contents

6" x 4" etching depicting Chief Paccaneh of the Taos people in New Mexico, signed "15/50 [illegible] Taos Pueblo, Henry C. Balink." Inscribed on back: "Pablo Suazo[?], born at Picuris[?], Pueblo. Age 64 years. One of the greatest buffalo hunters of his tribe." Possibly identity of sitter. Written on an accompanying scrap of paper (probably back of frame) is "Reichert gift."

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Taos Indians
Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico
Box 3, Folder 2

Edward S. Curtis, Watching the dancers, Walpi Pueblo, Arizona 1906

Creator: Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952

Scope and Contents

Large unidentified print (no captions or annotations).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hopi girls
Walpi (Ariz.)
Hopi Tribe of Arizona
 

Edward S. Curtis, Flathead Camp on Jocko River. Plate 232 from the portfolio The North American Indian, volume 7, The Yakima. The Klickitat. Salishan tribes of the interior. The Kutenai. 1910

Creator: Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Hoover Institute 1980

Scope and Contents

Copyright 1910, E.S. Curtis. Caption was partially cropped when print was encapsulated. Photogravure John Andrew & Son.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana