Book/Printed Material With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer.

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Title
With pen and pencil on the frontier in 1851; the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer.
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.
Contributor Names
Mayer, Frank Blackwell, 1827-1899.
Heilbron, Bertha L. (Bertha Lion), 1895-1972.
Created / Published
Saint Paul, The Minnesota Historical Society, 1932.
Subject Headings
-  Minnesota--Description and travel
-  Indians of North America--Minnesota
-  Indians of North America--Social life and customs
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
Medium
xii p., 1 l., 214 p. incl. front., illus., plates, pl., ports. 21 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
F601 .M68 vol. 1
F606 .M387 Copy 2.
F606 .M387 Copy 3.
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gdc/lhbum.17122
Library of Congress Control Number
32017122
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
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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Chicago citation style:

Mayer, Frank Blackwell, and Bertha L Heilbron. With pen and pencil on the frontier in ; the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer. Saint Paul, The Minnesota Historical Society, 1932. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/32017122/.

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Mayer, F. B. & Heilbron, B. L. (1932) With pen and pencil on the frontier in ; the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer. Saint Paul, The Minnesota Historical Society. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/32017122/.

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Mayer, Frank Blackwell, and Bertha L Heilbron. With pen and pencil on the frontier in ; the diary and sketches of Frank Blackwell Mayer. Saint Paul, The Minnesota Historical Society, 1932. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/32017122/>.

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