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Language(s): English
Date: 1841
Genre: Sketches
Extent: 1 item
Description: "Catching wild geese in California," a sketch, probably of Indians in California, taken on Wilkes' Expedition, possibly following sinking of the Peacock in the Columbia River.
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Meskwaki | Ho-Chunk
Alternate forms: Mesquakie, Sauk, Winnebago
Language(s): English
Date: 1833; 1839
Type:Text
Extent: 2 items
Description: Titian Ramsey Peale discusses visit of Black Hawk to Museum (Peale's); Black Hawk objected to the crowd, so the Museum invited Black Hawk to return for a private showing. George Escol Sellers writes to his wife regarding his travels on way to St. Louis. Refers to Black Hawk; Winnebago [Ho-Chunk]; wild-rice gathering; Indian burial mounds, etc.
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Language(s): English
Date: 1828-1884
Extent: 4 items
Description: 1) George Escol Sellers discusses stone artifacts; challenges theory of evolution from flaking to polishing of implements. Makes general comments. 2) Rubens Peale describes the visit of sixteen Indians to his museum, attracting many visitors. Gifts made to all Indians a week before. 3) Titian Ramsey Peale's "Sketch of Indian with bow, seated." 4) Morlot to Franklin Peale concerning fossil remains in Switzerland; ships box to him through the Smithsonian. Would like some Indian artifacts. Needs additional information on Indians. Sends copy of Morlot (1862).
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Oto
Alternate forms: Otoe
Language(s): English
Date: May 1820
Subject: Expeditions
Extent: 1 item
Description: "Ottoes." Pen and water color sketch. Taken on Long expedition.
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Pawnee | Arapaho | Kiowa
Language(s): English
Date: 1820
Extent: 1 item
Description: Watercolor and pencil sketch. "Pawnee Skesria breastwork on the River La platte occupied by a band which fought the Spanish and Kiawas-Chians, Arrapahos etc. in the spring of 1820 drawn on the coming of the alarm at said place." Long expedition sketch.
Collection: Peale-Sellers Family Collection (Mss.B.P31)

Osage
Language(s): English
Date: 1819
Type:Text
Extent: 43 pages
Description: "Journal kept...as assistant naturalist of Long's expedition west of the Rocky Mountains from May 3 to August 1, 1819." This journal was kept by Peale as the assistant naturalist of Stephen Long's expedition west of the Rocky Mountains, May 3-August 1, 1819. Mentions meeting Osage and other Indians; examining mounds on Mississippi River. Donor, Robert J. Drake, 1954. Printed, Weese (1947) and extracted and discussed, Poesch (1961): 22-35. Originals in Library of Congress.
Collection: Titian Ramsay Peale journal, 1819 (Mss.Film.694)