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This brief PowerPoint is composed of scanned pages from a 1985 issue of the Gilcrease Magazine of American History and Art. Admittedly, it is not easy to read the text, but I wanted to post it, as there have been recent discussions online about American Indian conflicts with U.S. soldiers in the late 19th century (to which I have contributed).
~ NPQ, "Should Johnny Depp Purchase Wounded Knee?" (http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/philanthropy/22607-should-johnny-depp-purchase-wounded-knee.html - my article does not focus on Wounded Knee, but it does provide the context for the Indian conflicts during that era).
~ My Goodreads review of, "Battles of the Red River War" (Texas archeological research: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3055117-battles-of-the-red-river-war).
From my LinkedIn profile:
While a graduate student, I was researching artists of the American West in the 19th century. One document I studied in some detail was the 1890 Census, and I was fortunate to read the copy owned by J. Frank Dobie, which today is in the archives of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. The 1890 Census is considered the definitive federal document cataloging every single Indian tribe and territory within the continental United States. Later, while visiting the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa as part of my ongoing research, I was combing through the storage racks in the basement, with the permission of the Gilcrease curator. I spotted two sketches by artists who participated in the survey, who traveled with the U.S. Army while it was conducting the Census. These two sketches were reproduced in the final document (color fold-outs), but the original contents of the Census were consumed in a fire in Washington a few years after its publication. The Gilcrease staff did not know the origin nor purpose of the sketches by Shirlaw and Gaul, and given the fire they are now recognized to be quite rare. Hence, they asked me to write an article about the artists and the Census expedition for the Museum's magazine (you will find it on pages 28 to 32).