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Extraordinary group of stereoview images of Native Americans, taken on Powell's Survey of the Colorado River. POWELL EXPEDITION - John K. HILLERS, E. O. BEAMAN, photographers James FENNIMORE.
Extraordinary group of stereoview images of Native Americans, taken on Powell's Survey of the Colorado River
Extraordinary group of stereoview images of Native Americans, taken on Powell's Survey of the Colorado River
Extraordinary group of stereoview images of Native Americans, taken on Powell's Survey of the Colorado River
Extraordinary group of stereoview images of Native Americans, taken on Powell's Survey of the Colorado River

Extraordinary group of stereoview images of Native Americans, taken on Powell's Survey of the Colorado River

Arizona, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico: 1871-1874. 92 arch-topped albumen stereoview images. Each on yellow U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West mounts, "Deluxe" stereoview size (4 1/2 x 7 inches). Most with pink "Indians of the Colorado Valley" caption labels on verso, many with J.F. Jarvis publication labels. Includes one duplicate as noted below.

Although no published list of the Indians of the Colorado Valley / Powell Expedition stereoviews was published, a contemporary manuscript list survives in the Smithsonian (1795-C) which reveals that 117 images were done, along with the photographers of each. Although the caption labels attribute all the images to Hillers, many are by Powell's original photographer E. O. Beaman, who became entangled with Powell over the publication rights to the images after he left the expedition (and thus Powell substituted Hillers name for many of Beaman's photographs). Images numbered 75-77 and 89-117 are by Beaman; images numbered 75-77 by Fennimore; the remaining are by Hillers. [1] The Arrow Maker and his Daughter [2 copies] [2] Group of Men in Full Dress [4] Chu-ar-ru-um-peak Shooting a Rabbit [5] U-wa, wife of Chu-ar-ru-um-peak, Chief of the Kai-vav-its [6] U-wa on a Rock [7] Woman Grinding [8] Ku-ra-tu [9] The Empty Cradle [10] Ku-ra-tu and Mu-pates [11] Ta-vo-koki or The Circle Dance (Summer Costume) [13] The Basket Maker [14] Group of Women in Full Dress [15] Kindling a Fire by Friction [16] Showing the Wi-geav or Feather Head Dress [17] Ka-ni-ga, The Camp Ground [18] Pile of Little Indians [19] Game of Wolf and Deer [21] The Water Carriers [23] The Mother [25] Mounted Indians [26] Proud of their Grand-son [27] Won-si-vu or Young Antelope [28] Won-si-vu and Ku-ra-tu [29] The Rabbit Skin [30] Ku-ra-tu at Rest [31] Won-si-vu at Rest [32] The Necklace [33] Chu-ar-ru-um-peak and his Family [34] The Game of Ni-aung-pi-kai [35] Summer Home under a Cedar [37] A Bush for a Home [38] Waiting for the Kettle to Boil [39] In Council [42] The Hunter [43] Nu-nu-shi-unt, The Dreamer [46] Mo-kwi-uk and his Daughter [47] Kwi-toos and his Son [49] The little Hunter and his Sweetheart [50] Tau-gu, Great Chief of the Pai Utes [51] Ma-nu-ni, All of the Tribe with Mormon and Gentile Spectators [55] San-o-kuts [57] "Five and Three are Eight" [58] Met on the Road [59] Jim-mi-jim-mi and Pi-ka-whi [60] Cutting Fringe [61] The Brother Chiefs [63] An-ti-naints, Pu-tu-siv and Wi-chuts (Sitting) [64] An-ti-naints and Wi-chuts [65] Si-gav and An-ti-naints [66] Ko-mo-hoats [67] Kai-ar [68] Kai-ar in Calico [69] E-nu-ints-i-gaip, One of the Ancients [70] Two Old Boys [71] The old Gamblers [72] Ka-ni [73] Ka-ni sleeping [77] Breaking up Camp. [This image by Beaman, notwithstanding the Hillers attribution on the label] [79] On a Trading Expedition [82] The Chiefs House in the Town of Oraibi [84] Harvest Home [86] Ancient Ruins on the Cliffs of Glen Canon Front View. [This image by Fennimore, notwithstanding the Hillers attribution on the label] [89] Ta-vah-puts, Chief of the Uintats. [90] Home of Ta-vah-puts [91] Nau-no-kwits and his Eagle [93] Tau-ruv (wife of Won-ro-an) in full dress [94] Tau-ruv sitting [95] Pah-ri-ats in full dress [96] Pah-ri-ats in summer costume [97] Indians counting [98] The Messinger [99] The Messinger in full dress [100] Indian boy and his dog [101] The Mirror Case [102] Sai-ar's Home [103] Sai-ar and his Family [104] The Maiden [105] Indian Girl on Horseback [106] Babe in Cradle [107] The Boy in the Cedar [108] Shi-rah-rah, wife of To-ka-woh-ner [109] The Elk-skin Tent [110] The Warrior and his bride [111] The Watch Tower [112] Antero, War chief of the Uinta Utes [113] Home of Antero [114] Boy and Girl [115] Met at the Spring [116] The present of a Necklace [117] The old man comes on the scene [One unnumbered and uncaptioned image from the series, depicting a standing Native American man].

Item #38274

Price: $14,500.00