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  Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.  
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CallNo: E23  
Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: "Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone" 3 circled; 1 V copy = 1 - 5x7 Crop as shown. written on it.
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope with: "Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone" 3 circled; 1 V copy = 1 - 5x7 Crop as shown. written on it. This negative envelope was in a mat/frame with Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone R. written on it.
Subject: Indian camp
Cheyenne
tepees
Yellowstone
  Related to:  P447
P448
M/F7
N207
Other:    

CallNo: E24  
Descriptive Title: Issuing Cattle on Rosebud Reservation   Type: Envelope
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: good
Text: Negative envelope says: Issuing cattle on Rosebud Reservation ; 1 circled ; 1 V odd = 1-5x7 ; 1 each
Misc Info: This negative envelope had a negative in it. The whole thing was placed in a mat/frame.
Subject: Rosebud Reservation
Indians
Reservations
Cattle
Horses
Todd County, S.D.
Texas trail herds
Pens
Fence
  Related to:  P201
N210
M/F10
Other:    

CallNo: M/F10  
Descriptive Title: Issuing Cattle on Rosebud Reservation   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: Issuing Cattle to Indians on Rosebud Reservation - (neg. only)
Misc Info: This mat/frame had a negative in a negative envelope that was placed in it. Negative envelope says: Issuing cattle on Rosebud Reservation ; 1 circled ; 1 V odd = 1-5x7 ; 1 each
Subject: Rosebud Reservation
Indians
Cattle
Horses
Reservations
Todd County, S.D.
Texas trail herds
  Related to:  P201
N210
E24
Other:    

CallNo: M/F7  
Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone   Type: Matting - Frame
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size:    Condition: very good
Text: On front: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone R.
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope with: "Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone" 3 circled; 1 V copy = 1 - 5x7 Crop as shown. written on it. This negative envelope was in this mat/frame with Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone R. written on it.
Subject: Indian camp
Cheyenne
tepees
Yellowstone
  Related to:  P447
P448
N207
E23
Other:    

CallNo: N207-A2a12  
Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 1 13/16 x 2 3/4   Condition: excellent
Text: On negative: E YELLOWSTONE 143 164
Misc Info: Negative was in a negative envelope with: "Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone" 3 circled; 1 V copy = 1 - 5x7 Crop as shown. written on it. This negative envelope was in a mat/frame with Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone R. written on it.
Subject: Indian camp
Cheyenne
Yellowstone
Tepees
Plains
Teepee
  Related to:  P447
P448
E23
M/F7
Other: Negative is of teepees on the plains.    

CallNo: N210-D1a1  
Descriptive Title: Issuing cattle on Rosebud Reservation   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 15/16 x 2 5/16   Condition: very good
Text: Issuing cattle on Rosebud Reservation
Misc Info: This negative was in a negative envelope that was placed in a mat/frame. Negative envelope says: Issuing cattle on Rosebud Reservation ; 1 circled ; 1 V odd = 1-5x7 ; 1 each Mat/frame says: Issuing Cattle to Indians on Rosebud Reservation - (neg. only)
Subject: Rosebud Reservation
Indians
Cattle
Horses
Longhorns
Pen
Fence
Todd County, S.D.
Texas trail herds
Reservations
  Related to:  P201
E24
M/F10
Other: Negative is of corralled cows. There are people on horseback and standing outside of the corral.    

CallNo: N29-E1a5  
Descriptive Title: Pendleton, Oregon, roundup   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: Pendleton Roundup (Doubleday) 90664
Misc Info: Cowboys and others gather inside arena for rodeo; grandstands in background are packed with people.
Subject: Pendleton Roundup
Pendleton, Oregon
Doubleday
cowboys
trees fence poles
Indians
horses
rodeo rodeo arena
grandstands
spectators
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CallNo: N35-F2a1  
Descriptive Title: Indians watching roundup   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 3/4 x 3 9/16"   Condition: very good
Text: Watching the roundup (Doubleday) 90677
Misc Info: 3 indian men set on horses; dressed in typical indian attire
Subject: Indian men
horses
hats
roundup
Doubleday
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CallNo: N4-F2a4  
Descriptive Title: Donna Card, Lorena Tricky, Mabel Strickland and Indians at Cheyenne Frontier Days   Type: Negative
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: 6 Kodak safety film Kodak safety film Doubleday (7) Donna Card Lorena Tricky Mabel Strickland and their Indian friends Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Misc Info: Three women stand with 2 indians and 1 indian child
Subject: Donna Card
Lorena Tricky
Mabel Strickland
Indians
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne Wyoming
Doubleday
fence
Kodak
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CallNo: NC8-F1b  
Descriptive Title: Carl Smith Obituary   Type: Newspaper Clipping
Date of Origin: 2-26-1976   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 3 7/8"   Condition: good
Text: W. Thayer, Box 2175, Wenatchee, Wash. 98801; Wenatchee (Wa.) World, Thursday, Feb. 26, 1976 13; Former Wild West Show rider, 117, dies; Seattle (AP) - Former Buffalo Bill Wild West Show rider Carl Smith, the son of a slave and a Cherokee Indian mother, has died here at age 117. Smith said he was born on Christmas Day in Cherokee, Kan., in 1858. His father fled to Kansas after escaping slavery in Virginia. (next paragraph) He rode in the Pawnee Bill wild west show, and served in the Army for 30 years. He fought in frontier Indian skirmishes before the turn of the century and also served in Cuba and the Philippines. (next paragraph) Smith, who died Sunday, worked as a longshoreman for 23 years after coming to Seattle in 1916. (next paragraph) Services are planned for today. There are no known survivors.
Misc Info: Newspaper clipping of obituary; address label, white at top; headline in italic font
Subject: Carl Smith
W. Thayer
Wenatchee, Washington
Wenatchee World
longshoreman Cherokee, Kansas
Buffalo Bill Wild West Show
Seattle, Washington Cherokee Indian Cuba
Philippines
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show
Army Virginia
  Related to:  C7-F1b
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CallNo: O1- (O=Other)  
Descriptive Title: Drawings by Bonnie Farmer Tyrone, Oklahoma   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1950-55   Provenance:
Size: 24" x 36"   Condition: excellent
Text: Drawings by Bonnie Farmer Tyrone, Okla. Circa 1950-55
Misc Info: 6 sketches shaped like Kansas with various scenes inside. Trees, buffalo, indian, pioneers, sunflowers
Subject: Kansas Prairie
indians
buffalo, bison
trees
pioneer
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CallNo: P106-E1a6  
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Descriptive Title: Pendleton Roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Pendleton Roundup (Doubleday)
Misc Info: Wide shot of Pendleton Roundup - shows rodeo arena, grandstands full of people, trees are in the background. Arena is full of horses with riders.
Subject: Pendleton Roundup
Pendleton
Doubleday
cowboys
horses
rodeo arena
Indian
wagon
flag
fence grandstands spectators trees
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CallNo: P109-F2a1  
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Descriptive Title: Three Indians on horses watching a roundup   Type: Print
Date of Origin: ca. 1920-1923   Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] watching the round-up [back] Watching the roundup (Doubleday) Probably Pendleton, Ore. Circa 1920-1923
Misc Info: Three Indians sit on horseback; each wears a hat and other Indian attire.
Subject: Indians
horses
roundup
Doubleday
Pendleton, Oregon
blankets
beaded harness
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CallNo: P177-H1d1  
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Descriptive Title: Blown area   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1957   Provenance:
Size: 5 1/16 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [back] "A "Blown" Area" - "They plowed up the Southwest Cattle Range ... but the Kansas winds continued to blow." No negative; Picture by H.E. Chrisman 1957 west of Liberal, Kansas [note] Victim of the Plow Pioneer cattlemen told early settlers that it would be difficult to make a living by the plow on the arid southwest plains. But nothing could stop the tide of settlement. An Indian, looking at the plowed earth, grunted: "white man heap fool; turn earth upside down." Though the wind has always blown over the southwest plains, causing "sandstorms," it created small damage until the great plows turned the buffalo grass under. Then the earth began to move. Thousands of acres of land were rendered fit only for Soil Bank use. Some has been re-seeded to grass. This photo was taken in 1957 four miles west of Liberal, Kansas. Photo by Author. [Photo by Author. is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is of a sand dune with plants on top of it.
Subject: plowing
cattle range
Kansas winds
settlers
southwest plains
Indian
sandstorms
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Other: Photo has tape on top back.    

CallNo: P180-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: Charles Rath   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: good
Text: [back] Property of Harry E. Chrisman Lane D Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas; 36E; Charles Rath [note] Bob Rath worked at Liberal, KS Drug Store and I knew him well. Had many interesting talks with him. HEC Charles Rath 1838 - ? Dodge City - Rath City- Mobeetie - Fort Griffin [paragraph starts] Merchant, Indian trader, hide buyer, Charles Rath was one of the best-known men in the Southwest Plains area. He married Carrie Markely in Sweet Wine, Ohio, in 1870, came to Kansas in 1871, to Dodge City in 1872. Carrie returned to Ohio in 1873 where their first child, Jesse Crane, a son, was born. Had she remained in Dodge he would have been the first white child born there. [next paragraph] Rath had two brothers at Dodge ---- Criss and William. Wm lived over the old frame store building, corner of Bridge (Second) and Front Streets. [next paragraph] Rath had two other children by Carrie Markley Rath --- a son Robert and a daughter Bertha. Robert was a popular Dodge pharmacist for many years. Charles Rath later had a second wife, an Indian maiden. Photo courtesy original Robert E. Eagen Collection, Dodge City, Kansas. [Photo courtesy original Robert E. Eagen Collection is underlined]
Misc Info: Picture is a portrait of a man in a suit with short hair and moustache. Came with a clipping and note.
Subject: Charles Rath
merchant
Indian trader
hide buyer
Southwest Plains
Carrie Markley
Sweet Wine, Ohio Bertha Rath
1870 Bridge Street Front Street Robert Rath
Dodge City, Kansas Criss Rath William Rath
1871 Jesse Crane Indian maiden pharmacist
  Related to:  NC11-F1b
Other: Photo has 4 glue spots on top back. Photo has tape on top and right back.    

CallNo: P190-J1  
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Descriptive Title: List of Cheyenne Prisoners   Type: Print
Date of Origin: July 1959   Provenance:
Size: 3 1/4 x 5 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] Cheyenne Prisoners at Dodge City - Apr. 30, 1879. 1. [Wakabish] 2. Maniton 3. Old Crow 4. Left Hand - [died sailing from OK Je, 1911] 5. Wild Hog - a [tongue] Riv Res 1885-[88] 6. Old man (92 years old) 7. [muskekon or muslcelcon] 8. George Reynolds - nephew of Maj R. 9. Franklin G. Adams. Jul '59 [1885] Indian Wars - Cheyenne D Cheyenne raid captives, Decatur County, 1879. The last Indian raid in Kansas. Drawer 12 [Drawer 12 written on the bottom of list] [back] Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas ; [stamp] KODAK VELOX PAPER
Misc Info: Picture is of a list placed on 2 pictures with trains on them.
Subject: Cheyenne Prisoners
Dodge City
April 30, 1879
Indian Wars
captives
Decatur County
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CallNo: P201-D1a1  
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Descriptive Title: Issuing cattle on Rosebud Reservation   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 5 x 7   Condition: very good
Text: [front] VI [?] Cattle on Rosebud Reserv. [back] VI Return photo to Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [note] VI; 5 x 7"; Q. How were cattle issued to the Indians on the Reservations? A. When the Texas trail herds arrived, the animals were corraled. Each Indian family entitled to a beef was called, a steer turned out the gate and the Indian family killed it and butchered it right there on the prairie. The above scene is from an issue at the Rosebud Reservation, Todd County, S.D. -- photo from author's collection (line and markings; unreadable)
Misc Info: Picture is of corralled cows. There are people on horseback and standing outside of the corral. Photo has tape on top back.
Subject: Reservations
Indians
cattle
Rosebud Reservation
Todd County, S.D.
Texas trail herds
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CallNo: P210-J2  
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Descriptive Title: Mrs. William Wyant at Adobe Walls, Texas, Monument   Type: Print
Date of Origin: 1929   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 4 1/2   Condition: very good
Text: Adobe Walls Mrs. Wm Wyant 1929 Scene of Battle of 'Dobe Walls between Buffalo Hunters and Indians 1874 Harry E. Chrisman Lane D, Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Adobe Walls monument surrounded by fence; woman in hat stands beside fence; grass is tall, trees in background
Subject: Adobe Walls monument
Mrs. William Wyant
fence
grass
trees
Battle of 'Dobe Walls
buffalo hunters
Indians
woman
Adobe Walls, Texas
  Related to:  N81-J2
Other:    

CallNo: P234-K2  
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Descriptive Title: Indian Chief's visit to Dodge news clipping   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 7/16 x 5 1/4   Condition: good
Text: [front] JUL 59 [first article] Indian Chief's Visit To Early Dodge Recalled...[has entire article] [second article] Indian Survivors Of Dobe Walls to Visit Old Scene... [has entire article] [back] HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS [there is a stamp of partial numbers or letters] KODAK VELOX PAPER [stamped several times, very faint]
Misc Info: Picture is of 2 seperate articles 1 is on the top, to the right of that article is another article. Below the first article is a photo with a caption that reads: Part of Chief "Dull Knifes" band of captured northern Cheyennes, at Dodge City, Kansas 1879.
Subject: Indians
Dodge City
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Other: Call Dodge to see if we can get copy of news article in full size.    

CallNo: P417-H1c2  
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Descriptive Title: Olds' Grave at Adobe Walls, Texas   Type: Print
Date of Origin: Unknown   Provenance:
Size: 2 1/2 x 2 3/8   Condition: good
Text: [note with photo] OLDS' GRAVE AT ADOBE WALLS, TEXAS William Olds, killed after the battle at Adobe Walls when his gun accidentally discharged, was buried at this location. In the distance can be seen the mesa on which the last Indian was said to have been shot when Billy Dixon made a long-distance "scratch shot" with his powerful buffalo rifle, a U.S. Springfield 45-70 now at Canyon, Texas Museum.
Misc Info: Photo is of a pipe fence corner. It looks out through the pipe fence. There are plains all around it.
Subject: Olds' Grave
Adobe Walls, Texas
William Olds
Billy Dixon
Indian
Buffalo rifle
Springfield 45-70
Canyon Texas Museum
  Related to:  P416-
Other: Photo has tape on left top corner front.    

CallNo: P447-A2a12  
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Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone River   Type: Print
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 5   Condition: excellent
Text: [front] YELLOWSTONE 164 143 VI VI [one of the VI is crossed out] XII [XII is crossed out] [back] XII ; VI [XII and one VI is crossed out] VI ; on pg. 130 ; THIS PAPER MANUFACTURED BY KODAK ; Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Return Photo To HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 is circled] [note] Page 130 ; Half-Tone [check mark] ; 93% ; 11-10
Misc Info: Photo is of a tepee village. There are mountains in the background.
Subject: Indian camp
yellowstone river
tepees
  Related to:  PC52-A2a12
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"    

CallNo: P45-E1a2  
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Descriptive Title: Indians and women   Type: Print
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 4 1/16 x 5   Condition: very good
Text: [front] [?] card, Lorena Tricky, Mable Strickland and [??] - Cheyenne Frontier Days. [back] Left: Donna Card 2nd: Indian (Sioux) unknown 3rd: Lorena Tricky, star rider 4th: Indian (unknown) 5th: Mable Strickland 6th: Indian boy (unknown) Cheyenne Frontier Days © Doubleday No date
Misc Info: Picture of 3 women, 2 adult male Indians and one Indian boy.
Subject: Indian men and white women
boy
Donna Card
Sioux Indian
Lorena Tricky
Mable Strickland
Cheyenne Frontier Days
Doubleday photo
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CallNo: PC13-F1b  
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Descriptive Title: older indian man   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 3/8 x 4 3/4   Condition: very good
Text: [front] 146 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Head and shoulders picture of indian man, dressed in full attire and head dress.
Subject: Indian man
headdress
Indian attire
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CallNo: PC29-F2f4  
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Descriptive Title: Buffalo Bill Show   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: good
Text: [front] Buffalo Bill Show 112 [back] 2nd from left is Ned Buntline 6th from right is Henry Purvis, Cody, Wyo. HP; Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: No correspondence; performers in Buffalo Bill show line up from left to right. Teepees and indians in background.
Subject: Buffalo Bill Show performers
cowboys
Indians
horses
tepees teepees
wagons
trees
buildings
Ned Buntline
Henry Purvis fence Cody, Wyoming
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CallNo: PC40-H1c1  
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Descriptive Title: Indian burial grounds   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin:    Provenance:
Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2   Condition: fair
Text: [front] Scaffolds - Indian dead bodies. Yankton Agency, D.T. No. 149 [back] Post Card; Place Stamp Here; Address; Harry E. Chrisman Lane D., Apt. 74 Bluebonnet Courts Liberal, Kansas
Misc Info: Looks like the same picture side-by-side on the postcard; Indian burial grounds, with caskets up on scaffolds
Subject: scaffolds
Indian dead bodies
caskets
plains
Yankton Agency
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CallNo: PC52-A2a12  
Descriptive Title: Cheyenne Indian Camp on Yellowstone River   Type: Postcard
Date of Origin: unknown   Provenance:
Size: 3 9/16 x 5 1/2"   Condition: very good
Text: [front] Crop as shown ; [has red lines and x's on photo] ; CHEYENNE ViLLAGE ON THE YELLOWSTONE ; 164 ; 143 [back] POST CARD ; PLACE STAMP HERE ; ADRESS ; [stamp] HARRY E. CHRISMAN 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [Denver address is stamped twice, one is over the Liberal address stamp] ; HARRY E. CHRISMAN LANE D, APT. 74 BLUEBONNET COURTS LIBERAL, KANSAS
Misc Info: Postcard photo is of an indian village. There are several tepees and a few racks with things hanging on them.
Subject: Indian camp
Yellowstone River
tepees
  Related to:  P447-A2a12
Other: "The 1000 Most Asked Questions about the American West"