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Summary Information

Title: De Cost Smith Collection
Creator: De Cost, Smith 1864-1939.
Inclusive dates: 1880-1943.
1 cubic ft.
Correspondence, Newspapers, Photographs, Printed Materials
Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, notebooks, brochures, manuscripts, maps, paintings, and sketches. Focus areas of the notes for articles, speeches, and books cover a wide variety of topics including the Onondaga Indians and their reservation, festivals and culture, Sitting Bull using a telephone, Tendoi The climber, articles by Elizabeth Custer, Moravian missions, history of Amenia, N.Y., Fort Buford, manuscript regarding Indian attitudes towards African Americans, Low Dog, Jean Francois Millet and his Indian paintings, Stockbridge, Karl Bodmer, Indian costumes, and articles from Century and Antiques Magazine. Correspondence from the United States Indian Service, Luther Kelly, B. M. Graff, Edgar S. Cameron, and the Linnaean Society of New York. Pamphlets include information on saddles, big game hunting, and Iroquois mythology. Maps, from the late 1800s, are annotated by Smith with the paths he traveled by wagon. Maps include Oregon, Indian reservations of the United States, and western and southwestern United States. Oil paintings, charcoal and pencil sketches, of Indians and reservations.

Call number: 9174
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library