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The Resource With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; : the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer., Edited with an introduction and notes by Bertha L. Heilbron, assistant editor, Minnesota Historical Society

With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; : the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer., Edited with an introduction and notes by Bertha L. Heilbron, assistant editor, Minnesota Historical Society

Label
With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; : the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer.
Title
With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851;
Title remainder
the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer.
Statement of responsibility
Edited with an introduction and notes by Bertha L. Heilbron, assistant editor, Minnesota Historical Society
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Frank B. Mayer, a Baltimore artist, journeyed to Traverse de Sioux and Mendota on the Minnesota frontier in 1851 to record meetings between United States officials and Indian tribes who were ceding title to much of Southern Minnesota and portions of Iowa and Dakota. This volume contains the journal entries and sketches Mayer made on his travels. They provide a descriptive and visual record of Native American life as he saw it, particularly among the Sioux. Mayer includes sketches of lacrosse, child rearing practices, smoking the peace pipe, buffalo dancers, teepees and summer lodges, and portraits of prominent chieftains. There are also sketches of voyageurs and a variety of artifacts and military personalities connected with this chapter of Minnesota history. The materials in this book have been selected from larger holdings at the Newberry Library and do not illustrate the actual treaty signings. Mayer himself acquired a distinguished reputation as an artist and writer. Several of his paintings adorn the Maryland statehouse, and he wrote a number of illustrated articles for Harper's and Scribner's magazines
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Additional physical form
Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1827-1899
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayer, Frank Blackwell
Dewey number
917.76
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F601
LC item number
.M68 vol. 1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1895-1972
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Heilbron, Bertha L.
Series statement
  • Publications of the Minnesota Historical Society
  • Narratives and documents
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minnesota
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Travel
  • Minnesota
  • Indians, North American
  • Social Conditions
Label
With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; : the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer., Edited with an introduction and notes by Bertha L. Heilbron, assistant editor, Minnesota Historical Society
Link
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.17122
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Down the Ohio to Cincinnati -- Art in the queen city of the west -- The mammoth cave of Kentucky -- By stage and boat to St. Louis -- On the Missouri forntier -- Up the Mississippi to St. Paul -- Indian life at Kaposia -- Social life at old Fort Snelling -- Caming at Traverse des Sioux -- Half-breeds and Indians -- Sioux gods and men
Control code
17097968
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii pages, 1 leaf, 214 pages
Lccn
32017122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
frontispiece, illustrations, plates, plates, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)3495753
  • (OCoLC)3495753
Label
With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; : the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer., Edited with an introduction and notes by Bertha L. Heilbron, assistant editor, Minnesota Historical Society
Link
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.17122
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Down the Ohio to Cincinnati -- Art in the queen city of the west -- The mammoth cave of Kentucky -- By stage and boat to St. Louis -- On the Missouri forntier -- Up the Mississippi to St. Paul -- Indian life at Kaposia -- Social life at old Fort Snelling -- Caming at Traverse des Sioux -- Half-breeds and Indians -- Sioux gods and men
Control code
17097968
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii pages, 1 leaf, 214 pages
Lccn
32017122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
frontispiece, illustrations, plates, plates, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)3495753
  • (OCoLC)3495753

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