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Anadarko, Oklahoma, bills itself today as the “Indian Capital of the Nation,” but it was a drowsy frontier village when budding photographer Annette Ross Hume arrived in 1890. Home to a federal agency charged with serving the many American Indian tribes in the area, the town burgeoned when the U.S. government auctioned off building lots at the turn of the twentieth century. Hume faithfully documented its explosive growth and the American Indians she encountered. Her extraordinary photographs are collected here for the first time.

In their introduction, authors Kristina L. Southwell and John R. Lovett provide an illuminating biography of Hume, focusing on her life in Anadarko and the development of her photographic skills. Born in 1858, in Perrysburg, Ohio, Hume moved to Oklahoma Territory with her husband after he accepted an appointment as physician for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency. She soon acquired a camera and began documenting daily life. Her portraits of everyday life are unforgettable — images of Indian mothers with babies in cradleboards, tribal elders (including Comanche chief Quanah Parker) conducting council meetings, families receiving their issue of beef from the government agent, and men and women engaging in the popular pastime of gambling.

In 1927, historian Edward Everett Dale, on behalf of the University of Oklahoma, purchased Hume’s original glass plates for the university’s newly launched Western History Collections. The Annette Ross Hume collection has been a favorite of researchers for many years. Now this elegant volume makes Hume’s photographs more widely accessible, allowing a unique glimpse into a truly diverse American West.

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In 1890 Annette Ross Hume arrived in Anadarko, Oklahoma with her physician husband, who began work for the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency. Sensitive to the extraordinary time and place, Hume picked up a camera--the technology was beginning to be marketed for general use--and involved herself in photographing what was around her. Over the years, she photographed Native Americans, settlers, and the settlement as it grew from tents to built town. Lovett and Southwell are affiliated with The Western History Collections at the U. of Oklahoma, where Hume's images have been housed since the late 1920s. This elegantly produced book (9.5x11.5) presents the images in chronological order, one to a page, with commentary, along with an extended essay on the life and work of a remarkable woman. Notes, references, and indexing round out the presentation. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Anadarko, Oklahoma, bills itself today as the “Indian Capital of the Nation,” but it was a drowsy frontier village when budding photographer Annette Ross Hume arrived in 1890. Home to a federal agency charged with serving the many American Indian tribes in the area, the town burgeoned when the U.S. government auctioned off building lots at the turn of the twentieth century. Hume faithfully documented its explosive growth and the American Indians she encountered. Her extraordinary photographs are collected here for the first time.

About the Author

Kristina L. Southwell is Associate Professor of Bibliography and Assistant Curator at the Western History Collections, University of Oklahoma Libraries.

John R. Lovett is Director of Special Collections and Curator at the Western History Collections.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806141381
Author:
Southwell, Kristina L.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Lovett, John R.
Author:
Hume, Annette Ross
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oklahoma.
Subject:
Kiowa Indians - Oklahoma - History -
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
184 b&w illus., 1 map
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11.5 x 9.5 x 1.15 in 4.25 lb

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Anadarko, Oklahoma, bills itself today as the “Indian Capital of the Nation,” but it was a drowsy frontier village when budding photographer Annette Ross Hume arrived in 1890. Home to a federal agency charged with serving the many American Indian tribes in the area, the town burgeoned when the U.S. government auctioned off building lots at the turn of the twentieth century. Hume faithfully documented its explosive growth and the American Indians she encountered. Her extraordinary photographs are collected here for the first time.
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