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Photographs and microfilm of Paul Kane paintings and sketchbook

Creator:
Kane, Paul, 1810-1871  Search this
Extent:
1 copy negative (acetate)
1 Roll (microfilm)
84 copy prints
Culture:
Menominee Indians  Search this
Ottawa Indians  Search this
Dakota Indians  Search this
Potawatomi Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Cree Indians  Search this
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northwest Coast of North America  Search this
Cowichan Indians  Search this
Clallam Indians  Search this
Cowlitz Indians  Search this
Chinook Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America -- Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Copy negatives
Roll
Copy prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs of sketches and paintings made by Paul Kane in 1845-1856, including portraits and scenes of camps, dances, and a buffalo hunt, relating to the Ojibwa, Ottawa, Menominee, Potawatomi, Eastern Sioux, Cree, Assiniboine, Chinook, Cowlitz, Clallam, Cowichan and Babine. The sketchbook, of which the microfilm may be incomplete, includes many of the same subjects as the paintings, as well as artifacts, scenic views and scenes from Kane's studies in Europe. The collection also includes a photostat of the catalog published in Kane's "Wanderings of an Artist..." and a typed list of the captions for the sketches.
Biographical/Historical note:
Paul Kane (1810-1871) was born in Ireland and emigrated to Toronto (then called York) when he was nine. He worked as a decorative furniture painter before turning to portrait painting and studying art at centers throughout Europe. Inspired by George Catlin's paintings documenting the Plains Indians, Kane set out on an expedition from Fort William (Thunder Bay) to Fort Vancouver to document the peoples of the Northwest. From 1845-1848, Kane traveled amongst tribes of the Great Plains, Pacific Northwest, and elsewhere, sketching and describing his experiences in a journal. When Kane returned to Toronto, he published "Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America" (1859) and made over 100 paintings based on his journal sketches, commissioned by George William Allen. The entire Allen collection was later purchased by Sir Edmund Osler and donated to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 4428, NAA Photo Lot 4427
Reproduction Note:
Copy prints and microfilm made by the Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs previously filed in Photo Lot 4427, have been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 4428. These are photographs of paintings by Kane in the Royal Ontario Museum and were donated with the photographs of sketches already filed in this collection.
Additional photographs of paintings by Kane held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4642 and the BAE historical negatives.
Contained in:
Numbered manuscripts 1850s-1980s (some earlier)
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Restrictions: Publication rights granted to Bureau of American Ethnology or Smithsonian Institution staff members for use of small selections of the material; collection not to be published in its entirety. Royal Ontario Museum wishes to be informed when and where illustrations are used. Persons outside the Smithsonian Institution must obtain publication permission as well as photographic prints from the Royal Ontario Museum; the Smithsonian may not make copy negatives for the general distribution of prints.
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Dance  Search this
Camps  Search this
Hunting  Search this
American bison  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo Lot 4428, Photographs and microfilm of Paul Kane paintings and sketchbook, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.4428
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-4428

Paul Kane, by Albert H. Robson ..

Author:
Robson, Albert Henry 1882-1939  Search this
Subject:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. illus. (part col.; incl. port.) 16 x 13 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1938
[1938]
Call number:
N40.1.K17 R6
N40.1.K17R6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14849

Paintings of Indian subjects in the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Artist:
Romney, George  Search this
Kane, Paul, 1810-1871  Search this
Names:
Brant, Joseph, 1742-1807  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (reproductions )
Culture:
Blackfoot  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Assiniboine Indians -- (identification uncertain)  Search this
Iroquois -- Mohawk  Search this
Assiniboine Indians -- (identification uncertain)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Mohawk Indians  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Catalog Number 4642: (1) Tribe: Mohawk Subject: Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea]. (Color reproduction) Artist: George Romney, 1734-1802. (2) Blackfoot "Blackfoot Chief and Subordinates." (Color reproduction) Artist: Paul Kane, 1810-1871. (3) [Chippewa, Assiniboin ?] "White Mud Portage, Winnipeg River." Artist: Paul Kane, 1810-1883.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4642
Local Note:
These prints are available from the National Gallery of Canada. No other Indian subjects available in reproduction. (WCS, June, 1962).
Filed: Original Prints, by tribe.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Iroquois  Search this
Chippewa  Search this
Assiniboin  Search this
Blackfeet  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4642, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4642
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4642

[A buffalo pound near Fort Carlton] 1845

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
glass negative
Culture:
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1845
Local number:
BAE GN 3754 D1
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247783

[A buffalo pound near Fort Carlton] 1848

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
glass negative
Culture:
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1848
Local number:
BAE GN 3754 D2
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_247784

An Assiniboin camp of pine branches APR 21 1848

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 5x7 in photograph
Culture:
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1848
APR 21 1848
Local number:
OPPS NEG 3754 D 3
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_90042

Blackfoot Chief and Subordinates n.d. Print

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf
Culture:
Blackfoot  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Works of art
Date:
nd
Local number:
NAA INV 08950800
See more items in:
Photographs of American Indians and Other Subjects 1840s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_79422

A Buffalo Pound near Fort Carlton 1845

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 5x7 in photograph
Culture:
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1845
Local number:
OPPS NEG 3754 D 1
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_90040

Assiniboin lodges formed entirely of pine branches. Rocky Mountain Fort in distance 1848

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 5x7 in photograph
Culture:
Assiniboine Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1848
Local number:
OPPS NEG 3754 D 2
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_90041

Blackfoot camp, showing horse race 1848

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 6x8 in photograph
Culture:
Blackfoot  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1848
Local number:
OPPS NEG 430 C 1
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_90119

Chippewa encampment among the islands of Lake Huron ca 1850

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1850
ca 1850
Local number:
NAA INV 9224600
OPPS NEG 471 B 1
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_90881

"49 Cree Indians Traveling" ca 1850

Creator:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 8x10 in photograph
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Cree Indians (identification uncertain)  Search this
Indians of North America Northeast  Search this
Ojibwa Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Indians of North America Subarctic  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1850
ca 1850
Local number:
NAA INV 9224702
OPPS NEG 471 B 2
See more items in:
Glass Negatives of Indians (Collected by the Bureau of American Ethnology) 1850s-1930s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_90882

Paul Kane : "Frontier artist and Indian painter" / by Rowena L. and Gordon D. Alcorn

Author:
Alcorn, Rowena L (Rowena Lung)  Search this
Alcorn, Gordon Dee  Search this
Subject:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
14 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Portraits
Date:
1971
1971]
Call number:
ND249.K3 A8 1971
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802326

Paul Kane's great Nor-West / Diane Eaton and Sheila Urbanek

Title:
Paul Kane's great North West
Paul Kane's great Northwest
Author:
Eaton, Diane F  Search this
Urbanek, Sheila  Search this
Subject:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871 Travel  Search this
Kane, Paul 1810-1871 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 158 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Northwest, Canadian
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F1060.8 .E38 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764669

Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America : from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon, through the Hudson's Bay Company's territory and back again / by Paul Kane

Title:
Indians of North America
Author:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Brooks, Vincent 1815?-1885  Search this
Former owner:
Patton, John DSI  Search this
Printer:
Spottiswoode & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 455, [8] p., [9] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), col. ports., folded map ; 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Northwest, Canadian
Date:
1859
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E88 .K36 1859
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_534241

Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America : from Canada to Vancouver's island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's territory and back again / by Paul Kane

Author:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Subject:
Hudson's Bay Company History  Search this
Physical description:
lxiv, 329 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Canadian
Date:
1974
1974, c1968
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E88 .K37 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568335

Sketches by Paul Kane in the Indian country, 1845-1848, by David I. Bushnell, jr

Author:
Bushnell, David I (David Ives) 1875-1941  Search this
Subject:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., 25 p. front. (port.) illus. (incl. ports.) 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Northwest, Canadian
Date:
1940
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K17 B97
N40.1.K17B97
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_282838

Paul Kane, the Columbia wanderer, 1846-7; sketches and paintings of the Indians and his lecture, "The Chinooks." Edited with an introd. by Thomas Vaughan

Author:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Vaughan, Thomas 1924-  Search this
Blanchet, Francis Norbert 1795-1883 Comprehensive, explanatory, correct pronouncing dictionary, and jargon vocabulary  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 54, [11] p. illus. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1971
Topic:
Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K17 V3
N40.1.K17V3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10920

Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America; from Canada to Vancouver's island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's territory and back again

Author:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Physical description:
lx, 329 p. illus., ports. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Northwest, Canadian
Date:
1967
1925
[1967]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.K17 A1 1967
N40.1.K17A1 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21487

Paul Kane's frontier; including Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America, by Paul Kane. Edited with a biographical introd. and a catalogue raisonneĢ by J. Russell Harper

Author:
Kane, Paul 1810-1871  Search this
Harper, J. Russell  Search this
Kane, Paul 1810-1871 Wanderings of an artist among the Indians of North America  Search this
Amon Carter Museum of Western Art  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 350 p. illus. (part col.), ports. (part col.) 30 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1971
[1971]
Call number:
ND249.K3 H3X
N40.1.K17 H2
ND249.K3H3X
N40.1.K17H2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_7613

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