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Pawnee Bill, 1860-1942

 Person

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Nesbitt, Margot Nesbitt, and Emil W. Lenders Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1407
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the employees and performances of the Pawnee Bill and the 101 Wild West Shows. The collection includes scenes of cowboy and cowgirl performers, as well as those of Indian performers from the Pawnee, Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, Osage, Crow, Sioux, Blackfoot, Comanche, Ponca, Cheyenne, Arapaho and Kickapoo tribes.
Dates: 1900-1925

Cunningham-Dillion Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1667
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints of Vince Dillion photographs of the Miller Brothes 101 Wild West Show and Ranch. Included are scenes of cowboys, cowgirls, and Indian performers, along with photographs of Pawnee Bill's Old Town, Ponca City, and Fairfax Oklahoma.
Dates: 1910-1930

Frank M. Canton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-905
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Lawman. Canton's correspondence while a U.S. Deputy Marshal and Oklahoma Adjutant General; reminiscenses of his experiences in Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and Alaska; newspaper clippings about his experiences and related artifacts. Also contains autobiographical material on Canton.
Dates: 1886-1928

Gordon W. Lillie Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-360
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Rancher and historian. Correspondence, legal and financial papers, newspapers and other printed materials regarding Major Lillie and his ranching and business enterprises. Includes an autobiographical sketch, and correspondence regarding various Indian chiefs. Gordon William Lillie Photograph Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1879-1950

Gordon William Lillie Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1516
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill), his family, firends, and Wild West Shows. Included are photographs of Tom Mix, William S. Hart, Will Rogers, Buffalo Bill Cody, along with a panorama of Gordon W. Lillie and Pawnee Indians travelling to President Herbert Hoover's inauguration. Gordon William Lillie Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1846-1935

Lida White Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1607
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of Norman and Orlando, Oklahoma Territory, including schools, school children, teachers, and businesses. Lida White Manuscripts Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1890-1900

Miller Brothers 101 Ranch and Wild West Show Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1603
Scope and Contents Black and white original prints of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Wild West Show and the 101 Ranch. Included in the collection are photographs of cowboy and cowgirl performers, the Miller brothers, and a production scene from a western film. Miller Brothers 101 Ranch Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1900-1935

Noah Hamilton Rose Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1109
Scope and Contents Black and white copy prints from the original nitrate negatives of early Texas history, Texas Rangers, lawmen, outlaws, gunfighters, and wild west shows. Also included are photographs of ranchers, cattlemen and cowboys of the Southwest, the U.S. Army during the Apache campaigns, the Little Big Horn battlefield and the Indian Wars of 1876 and 1890-1891, along with churches, cathedrals, and missions of Texas, California and Arizona. The collection also contains images of Comanche, Sioux, Shoshoni, Pueblo, Creek, Chippewa, Maricopa, Arapaho, Papago, Kickapoo, Yuma, Modoc, Cheyenne, Pawnee, Kiowa, Navajo, Apache, and Crow Indians. Prominent western personalities include Wild Bill Hickok, Buffalo Bill, Geronimo, Quanah Parker, Sitting Bull, Frank and Jesse James, Heck Thomas, Bill Tilghman, Chris Madsen, Pat Garrett, Billy the Kid, the Daltons and Youngers, Judge Roy Bean, George A. Custer, California Joe, the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy, and the Earp brothers.
Dates: 1836-1940

Poster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1235
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)

Posters, full color and black and white, published in the United States and Europe, regarding wild west shows, traveling medicine shows, vaudeville acts, theatrical events, political elections, and the U.S. military. Also included are government propaganda posters, published in the United States, France and Italy during the first and second World Wars, regarding materials conservation, patriotism, liberty loans, military recruitment and other prominent wartime themes.
Dates: 1884-1986

Thomas McKean Finney and Frank Florer Finney Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WHC-M-2194
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF)Indian traders. Papers of Thomas M. Finney, Indian trader at Gray Horse, Osage Agency, and of Frank F. Finney, historian and employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company including correspondence (1925-1936) relating to T.M. Finney's book"Pioneer Days with the Osage Indians;" historical materials (1827-1977) such as correspondence, news clippings, magazine articles, and bibliographic notes of T.M. Finney and F.F. Finney on such topics as the Cherokee Strip, the Osage Indian Agency, Gray Horse Trading Post, the Dalton Gang, Kaw Indian Agency, Buffalo Bill, Pawnee Bill, peyotism, President Herbert Hoover's early days in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and Maria Tallchief; nine field notebooks (1915-1919) kept by F.F. Finney while an employee of the Indian Territory Illuminating Oil Company; finished and unfinished articles and stories (1891-1969) by...
Dates: 1827-1977

Walter S. Ferguson Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-1170
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Oklahoma outlaws, lawmen, agriculture, wild west shows, land openings, businesses, towns and cities, schools, settlers, members of the state government and of the U.S. Army. Also included are images of Cherokee, Osage, Delaware, Seminole, Comanche, Creek, and Apache Indians. Walter S. Ferguson Manuscript Collection also in repository.
Dates: 1870-1920

Walter Stanley Campbell Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-P-895
Scope and Contents Black and white original and copy prints of Comanche, Cheyenne, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Arapaho, Sac and Fox, Sioux, Blackfoot, Kiowa, Crow, Ute, Shawnee, Omaha, Pueblo, Shoshoni, Pawnee, Ponca, Assinibone, Apache, Yakima Nez Perce, Umatilla, Wichita, Osage, Potawatomi and Flathead Indians. Also included are photographs of the U.S. Army during the Indian Wars (1865-1891), Western forts and posts, the Little Big Horn battlefield, trails and settlements of the Southwest, soil conservation and dust storms, Oklahoma towns, mountain ranges and National Parks.
Dates: 1870-1935

Works Progress Administration Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WHC-M-1234
Scope and Contents FULL FINDING AID (PDF) Book-length manuscripts, research and project reports, and administrative records generated by the W.P.A. Historic Sites and Federal Writers' Projects for Oklahoma during the 1930's. Arranged by county and by subject, there are reports on biographies, birthplaces and homes of prominant Oklahomans, business enterprises and industries, judicial centers, banks and banking, Masonic orders, soil conservation, and land runs; on historic sites, including cemeteries and burial sites, churches and missions, schools, towns and ghost towns, post offices, roads and trails, stage coaches and stagecoach lines, ranches, ruins and antiquities, bridges, crossings and ferries, battlefields, trading posts and stores, military posts and camps, and the state parks; on Indians of North America in Oklahoma, including agencies and reservations, treaties,...
Dates: 1937-1941