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Yellow Thunder, 1904 March 24

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of twenty-two silver gelatin photographs of a delegation of Yankton Sioux Indians that visited Washington (D.C.) in March 1904. The delegation consisted of Thunder Horse, Yellow Horse, Eugene Bruno, Edward Oshie, White Swan, Not-Afraid-of-Pawnee, Iron Bear, Big Tobacco, and His Hoop. There is an image of the entire delegation taken on the roof of the Arts and Industries building of the Smithsonian Institution (the two men dressed in Western clothing are not identified). Also included are three 8.7" x 7.2" studio photographs of the members of the delegation grouped in threes, and 9" x 7" studio portraits of each member, showing a frontal and profile view, with names and dates inscribed on the verso. These latter photogtraphs were done to note the anthropometric features of each member. The photographs are mounted on 13" x 9.7" grey card stock, with negative numbers written in ink on the bottom right hand corner of each image.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were separated during 2012 processing.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Yellow Thunder; Thomas W. Smillie Photographs of a Yankton Sioux Delegation, C1197, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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