• Description:

    Delegation from Yankton, Santee, Upper Missouri Sioux, Sac and Fox, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Kickapoo, and Miami tribes posing with President Johnson on the steps of the White House. Middle balcony includes Commissioner Lewis Bogy (second from left), President Andrew Johnson (third from left), and Secretary of the Interior Orville H. Browning (fourth from left). Right balcony includes Father Pierre-Jean De Smet (second from left).

  • Culture/People:

    Ihanktonwan Nakota (Yankton Sioux), Dakota (Eastern Sioux), Sioux, Sac and Fox (Sauk & Fox), Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa), Odawa (Ottawa), Kickapoo, Miami and Non-Indian

  • Date created:

    February 23, 1867

  • Photographer:

    Alexander Gardner, Non-Indian, 1821-1882

  • Place:

    Washington, DC; District of Columbia; USA

  • Format/Object name:

    Albumen print

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Alexander Gardner immigrated to the US in 1856 and began work with photographer Mathew Brady, eventually managing Brady's Washington, DC studio through 1862. In 1872, the Office of Indian Affairs contracted Gardner to photograph the American Indian delegates to Washington, D.C. These images, representing nineteen tribes, were then compiled by English collector William Henry Blackmore into ten albums and exhibited at the Smithsonian. The original negatives were eventually transferred to the Bureau of American Ethnology and then the Smithsonian Institution. This print formerly in the collection of Philemon Tecumseh Sherman (1867-1941, a New York City attorney) and possibly that of his father General William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891); donated to MAI by Philemon Tecumseh Sherman in 1932.

  • Dimensions:

    12.5 x 18.5 in.

  • Catalog number:


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