Thursday, November 20, 2008

Glass Lantern Slides Part One: Tipis

Hand colored glass slides by Walter McClintock.
From the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Thunder Tipi

Thunder Tipi of Brings Down The Sun

Rainbow Tipi of Head Carrier

Otter Tipi

Crow Tipi

Blue Tipi or Home of the Thunder

Black Buffalo Tipi

"Pittsburgh native Walter McClintock graduated from Yale in 1891. In 1896 he traveled west as a photographer for a federal commission investigating national forests. McClintock became friends with the expedition’s Blackfoot Indian scout, William Jackson or Siksikakoan. When the commission completed its field work, Jackson introduced McClintock to the Blackfoot community of northwestern Montana. Over the next twenty years, supported by the Blackfoot elder Mad Wolf, McClintock made several thousand photographs of the Blackfoot, their homelands, their material culture, and their ceremonies."

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