Photographing the American Indian:
Portraits of Native Americans, 1860-1913, from the collections of
the Massachusetts Historical Society

"The Last Arrow"


Sources for Further Research


Online Sources

Finding aid to the Charles W. Jenks carte de visite collection [] at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Online presentation of illustrations from History of the Indian Tribes of North America by McKenney & Hill [] hosted by the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

Finding aid to the Francis Parkman photographs [] at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Photographs of Native Americans, a collection at the American Antiquarian Society, is available as an online inventory with links to 223 images [] and is summarized on an online page describing the collection [].

Finding aid to the Adam Clark Vroman platinotypes in the Kingsmill Marrs photographs [] at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

"Adam Clark Vroman" [] at the California Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside.

"Wanamaker Collection of Photographs of Native Americans" [] at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures at the Indiana University.

Printed Sources

Castle, Henry A. History of St. Paul and Vicinity: A Chronicle of Progress and a Narrative Account of the Industries, Institutions, and People of the City and Its Tributary Territory. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Company, 1912.

The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. The section on page 325 relating to terminology for various ethnic groups includes the following information: "Many American Indians prefer American Indians to the more current term Native Americans, and in certain historical works Indians may be more appropriate."

Dixon, Joseph K. The Vanishing Race: The Last Great Indian Council. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1913.

Mahood, Ruth I., ed. Photographer of the Southwest: Adam Clark Vroman, 1850-1916. Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Books, 1961.

Palmquist, Peter E. and Thomas R. Kailbourn. Pioneer Photographers from the Mississippi to the Continental Divide: a biographical dictionary, 1839-1865. Stanford, Cal. : Stanford Univ. Press, 2005.

Sandweiss, Martha A. Print the Legend: Photography and the American West. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002.

Schultz, Duane. Over the Earth I Come. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

Webb, William and Robert A. Weinstein. Dwellers at the Source: Southwestern Indian Photographs of A.C. Vroman, 1895-1904. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1973.


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