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Ceremony at the Unknown Kaw Indian Monument

Ceremony at the Unknown Kaw Indian Monument
Date: Between January 01, 1930 and December 31, 1950
In this photograph a wreath is presented at the Unknown Kaw Indian Monument in Council Grove, Kansas.


Cheyenne Indian lodges

Cheyenne Indian lodges
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
This is a photo of several Cheyenne Indians sitting in front of their lodges near Anadarko, Indian Territory. The original photo is at the National Archives.


Conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Date: 1857
Photo of an illustration from "The Illustrated London News" of a conference of Kansa Indians with the United States' Commissioner of Indian Affairs


Covered wagon, Republic County, Kansas

Covered wagon, Republic County, Kansas
Date: 1906
This sepia colored postcard shows a group of men gathered around a covered wagon, pulled by a horse, mule and two cows, during the Pawnee Village celebrations in Republic County, Kansas.


Dave Neah-ase

Dave Neah-ase
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
This is an informal portrait of Dave Neah-ase, Pottawatomie Indian.


Dog dance performed by Kansa Indians

Dog dance performed by Kansa Indians
Creator: Seymour, Samuel
Date: August, 1819
A photograph of an illustration showing a dog dance performed by Kansa Indians inside of a lodge. The sketch was published in "Account of An Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains Performed in the years 1818 and 1820 Under the Command of Major Stephen H. Long" by H. C. Carey and I. Lea, Philadelphia, 1822.


George Allen

George Allen
Date: Between 1920 and 1950
This is a photograph of Pottawatomie Indian George Allen in full dress regalia at the Topeka Fairgrounds in Topeka, Kansas. Also visible are people standing in front of or seated on the covered stadium bleachers, a fence, and a house.


Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress

Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress
Date: October 1926
Twenty-eight photographs of the Indian Pow Wow and Congress held at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas in the fall of 1926.


Haskell celebration

Haskell celebration
Date: October 27-30, 1926
A medallion shaped program/advertisement for a Haskell Institute celebration, including the dedications of the football stadium, in Lawrence, Kansas, October 27-30, 1926.


Homecoming program at Haskell Institute

Homecoming program at Haskell Institute
Date: Between October 27, 1926 and October 30, 1926
Program for "Homecoming" : All Indian Trails Lead to Lawrence, Kansas.


Interior of a Kanza lodge, 1841, near Menokin, Shawnee County

Interior of a Kanza lodge, 1841, near Menokin, Shawnee County
Creator: DeSmet, Pierre Jean
Date: 1841
Sketch of a Kanza lodge interior located near Menokin, Shawnee County, Kan. Copied from Father P. J. DeSmet's Letters and Sketches, Philadelphia, 1843. The sketch shows member of the Kansa Indian tribe gathered in a lodge.


Irma Pequano and Nettie Wapp

Irma Pequano and Nettie Wapp
Date: 1957
Viewing two Pottawatomie women, Irma Pequano and Nettie Wapp.


Kansa Indian bison hide painting

Kansa Indian bison hide painting
Creator: James, Edwin, 1797-1861
Date: Between 1822 and 1823
A Kansa Indian bison hide painting depicting a raid on a Pawnee Indian village to capture horses. The illustration appears in An Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, volume titled Atlas Longs Expedition, 1819-1820 by Edwin James.


Kansa Indian burial ceremony

Kansa Indian burial ceremony
Date: 1868
Photo of an illustration copied from "Harper's Weekly" of a Kansa ceremony of burial, leading a pony to the grave. This image is the first of four views drawn by James Kidd, Jr.


Kansa Indian ceremony of burial

Kansa Indian ceremony of burial
Date: 1868
Photo of illustration by James Kidd copied from "Harper's Weekly" of Kansa Indians mourning the death of the tribe member. This image is the fourth of four views drawn by James Kidd, Jr.


Kansa Indian ceremony of burial

Kansa Indian ceremony of burial
Date: 1868
Photo of illustration copied from "Harper's Weekly" of Kansa Indians attempting to strangle the pony for burial. This image is the third of four views drawn by James Kidd, Jr.


Kansa Indian ceremony of burial

Kansa Indian ceremony of burial
Date: 1868
Photo of an illustration copied from "Harper's Weekly" of Kansa Indians digging a grave to bury a pony. This image is the second of four views drawn by James Kidd, Jr.


Minnie Ka-kaque

Minnie Ka-kaque
Date: Between 1900 and 1930
This is a view of Minnie Ka-kaque riding a horse. She was the daughter-in-law of Pottawatomie Indian Chief Ka-kaque.


Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keesis

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keesis
Date: 1950-1959
An informal portrait of Mr.and Mrs. Bernard Keesis, members of the Pottawatomie Nation.


Native Americans, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Native Americans, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 1925
Several Native American men and women dancers pose for this photo at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The photo was taken June,1925, possibly at a ceremonial pow wow. Notice the ceremonial drum. Hughes was stationed at Fort Sill, participating in the Battery Officers Course at the Artillery School from September, 1924 until 12 June, 1925. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Native Americans and Sargeant Sweet, Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Native Americans and Sargeant Sweet, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 1925
Sgt. Sweet poses with two Native Americans in Oklahoma. Notice the ceremonial drum against the tree behind the group and several automobiles beyond the fence. The photo was taken June,1925, possibly at a ceremonial pow wow at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Captain Hughes was participating in the Battery Officers Course at the Artillery School. He was stationed at Fort Sill from September, 1924 until 12 June, 1925. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Nettie Wapp (Ke Wak-Wam) and Minnie Evans (Kiwet Mo Ge)

Nettie Wapp (Ke Wak-Wam) and Minnie Evans (Kiwet Mo Ge)
Date: 1915
Viewing two Pottawatomie women, Nettie Wapp (Ke Wak Wam) and Minnie Evans (Ki Wet Mo Ge).


Old powwow grounds, Mayetta, Kansas

Old powwow grounds, Mayetta, Kansas
Date: 1913-1914
This is a view of the powwow grounds, Pottowattomie Indian reservation, Mayetta, Kansas, 1913-1914. Front row: Nancy, Hale, Hale, Comodore, John Wabnum, and Mrs. Mzhuckteno. Back row: Ne Kon Ga Mos, Wis Ke Ge Te, and TTA Koga. Most of the people in the photograph are wearing Native American attire.


Osage Indian Chiefs

Osage Indian Chiefs
Date: Between 1860 and 1869
This is a carte-de-visite photo of three unidentified Osage Indian Chiefs.


Pawnee Lodge

Pawnee Lodge
Date: Between 1860 and 1890
This is a photograph of a Pawnee Lodge with families gathered around. It was copied from the Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin #77, plate 50. The volume was published in 1922.


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