Some Early Activities of Americans in the Big Bend Area of Texas

Some Early Activities of Americans in the Big Bend Area of Texas

Date: May 2, 1964
Creator: Barnett, Sammy
Description: This is a research paper written by Sammy Barnett for an American History Class at Marfa High School on May 2, 1964. It describes the early settlers in West Texas, how they arrived and the hardships they faced.
Contributing Partner: Marfa Public Library
[Indian Scout and teepee]

[Indian Scout and teepee]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Indian scout next to a large teepee. Back of photograph: "typical early-day Indian reservation scene in the southwest."
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Indians sitting near teepees]

[Indians sitting near teepees]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of American Indians sitting in front of a teepee. There are multiple teepees in the background. The people are seated on the left.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[American Indians in front of teepee]

[American Indians in front of teepee]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a group of American Indians outside of a teepee. There is a child in the entry way to the teepee. There are animal skins hung up behind the group and a teepee in the background. Front of photograph: "Scene in camp of Mow-Wi. Last battle at Palo Duro Canyon.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Indian Scouts]

[Indian Scouts]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Indian scouts and horses on a reservation. There photograph was taken during a winter in the early 1880s. There are snow patches on the ground and teepees in the background.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
[Panorama of Indian village]

[Panorama of Indian village]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of an Indian village with multiple teepees. The village was near Fort Sill. There is a man sitting in the foreground.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. 15

The works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Vol. 15

Date: 1886
Creator: Bancroft, Hubert Howe
Description: Volume XV of the Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft: History of the North Mexican States and Texas.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
Tushaquint, Indian Chief

Tushaquint, Indian Chief

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Color postcard with a picture of Indian Chief, Tushaquint wearing his native costume, including a large headdress of feathers. It is a "Souvenir of the Rocky Mountains" postcard. Written on the front, "From the heart of the Rockies we send you greetings, Sam and [ ]" It is addressed to Mr and Mrs. Alfred Bassano, S. Mill Street, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Dec. 20, 1909.
Contributing Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes
Indian Artifacts

Indian Artifacts

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Indian artifacts, arrowheads, spear points, a bracelet, a cup displayed in glass cases.
Contributing Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room
Indian fights on the Texas frontier. A true account of the last exciting encounters with Redskins in Hamilton, Comanche, Brown, Erath and adjoining counties as recorded by E.L. Deaton, a Texan of pioneer days

Indian fights on the Texas frontier. A true account of the last exciting encounters with Redskins in Hamilton, Comanche, Brown, Erath and adjoining counties as recorded by E.L. Deaton, a Texan of pioneer days

Date: 1927
Creator: Deaton, E.L.
Description: The author came to Texas in 1843, and writes about his experiences on the frontier.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
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