Native American Photograph Sources at The McCall Library

Two Native American women at Mount Vernon, 1900. Adele H. Stafford Collection.

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Photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, journals, books, court documents, and other research material gathered by historian Jacqueline Anderson Matte, and connected with the MOWA band of Choctaw Indians, a group of people who reside along the border separating Mobile and Washington counties. Matte used the information in writing her book They Say The Wind is Red and in her appearance in front of the U.S. Senate's committee on Indian affairs, before which the MOWAs were seeking federal recognition as an Indian tribe. Also included are research materials Matte used to compose The History of Washington County, Alabama. Prior notice of interest in this collection is required. 25.5 cubic feet.

STAFFORD, ADELE H. (99-08-352)
Made up of 24 various-sized photographs of Apache Indians at the U.S. Arsenal at Mount Vernon, Alabama, and at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The images appear to have been taken around 1900. Included are shots of Geronimo. Some copy negatives (4 x 5) have been made.