POWELL EXPEDITION - John K. HILLERS (1843-1925); E. O. BEAMAN (1837-1876) and James FENNIMORE, photographers
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.  The Arrow Maker and his Daughter [2 copies]  Group of Men in Full Dress  Chu-ar-ru-um-peak Shooting a Rabbit  U-wa, wife of Chu-ar-ru-um-peak, Chief of the Kai-vav-its  U-wa on a Rock  Woman Grinding  Ku-ra-tu  The Empty Cradle  Ku-ra-tu and Mu-pates  Ta-vo-koki or The Circle Dance (Summer Costume)  The Basket Maker  Group of Women in Full Dress  Kindling a Fire by Friction  Showing the Wi-geav or Feather Head Dress  Ka-ni-ga, The Camp Ground  Pile of Little Indians  Game of Wolf and Deer  The Water Carriers  The Mother  Mounted Indians  Proud of their Grand-son  Won-si-vu or Young Antelope  Won-si-vu and Ku-ra-tu  The Rabbit Skin  Ku-ra-tu at Rest  Won-si-vu at Rest  The Necklace  Chu-ar-ru-um-peak and his Family  The Game of Ni-aung-pi-kai  Summer Home under a Cedar  A Bush for a Home  Waiting for the Kettle to Boil  In Council  The Hunter  Nu-nu-shi-unt, The Dreamer  Mo-kwi-uk and his Daughter  Kwi-toos and his Son  The little Hunter and his Sweetheart  Tau-gu, Great Chief of the Pai Utes  Ma-nu-ni, All of the Tribe with Mormon and Gentile Spectators  San-o-kuts  "Five and Three are Eight"  Met on the Road  Jim-mi-jim-mi and Pi-ka-whi  Cutting Fringe  The Brother Chiefs  An-ti-naints, Pu-tu-siv and Wi-chuts (Sitting)  An-ti-naints and Wi-chuts  Si-gav and An-ti-naints  Ko-mo-hoats  Kai-ar  Kai-ar in Calico  E-nu-ints-i-gaip, One of the Ancients  Two Old Boys  The old Gamblers  Ka-ni  Ka-ni sleeping  Breaking up Camp. [This image by Beaman, notwithstanding the Hillers attribution on the label]  On a Trading Expedition  The Chiefs House in the Town of Oraibi  Harvest Home  Ancient Ruins on the Cliffs of Glen Canon Front View. [This image by Fennimore, notwithstanding the Hillers attribution on the label]  Ta-vah-puts, Chief of the Uintats.  Home of Ta-vah-puts  Nau-no-kwits and his Eagle  Tau-ruv (wife of Won-ro-an) in full dress  Tau-ruv sitting  Pah-ri-ats in full dress  Pah-ri-ats in summer costume  Indians counting  The Messinger  The Messinger in full dress  Indian boy and his dog  The Mirror Case  Sai-ar's Home  Sai-ar and his Family  The Maiden  Indian Girl on Horseback  Babe in Cradle  The Boy in the Cedar  Shi-rah-rah, wife of To-ka-woh-ner  The Elk-skin Tent  The Warrior and his bride  The Watch Tower  Antero, War chief of the Uinta Utes  Home of Antero  Boy and Girl  Met at the Spring  The present of a Necklace  The old man comes on the scene [One unnumbered and uncaptioned image from the series, depicting a standing Native American man].