Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926.


Myrick, Herbert, b. 1860,. Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926.

Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926.

The collection consists of letters, manuscripts, photographs, 1 cloth map, and a few artifacts collected by Herbert Myrick related to western history, mainly the Custer battle at Little Bighorn. Subjects include the Dakota Indians, Fort Abraham Lincoln, Fort Yates, and Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

266 pieces.2 oversize boxes.

Related Constellations

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Crow Foot, ca. 1878-1890 (person)

Rain in the Face, approximately 1835-1905 (person)

United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th (corporateBody)

Led by George Armstrong Custer, the Seventh Cavalry surprised an encampment of Cheyenne near present-day Cheyenne, Okla., on Nov. 27, 1868. Known as the Battle of Washita, the conflict resulted in few cavalry casualties; among them was Capt. Louis M. Hamilton, who was killed as the attack commenced. From the description of A meeting of the officers of the Seventh U.S. Cavalry was held ... to take into consideration the untimely death of Captain Louis M. Hamil...

Benteen, Frederick William, 1834-1898 (person)

Frederick William Benteen (1834-1898), soldier in Company H of the 7th U.S. Cavalry, fought in the west during the Indian Wars, married Catherine L. Norman (1838-1906). From the description of Frederick William Benteen papers, 1833-1951 (bulk 1871-1896). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38475729 Benteen was an officer in the United States cavalry during the Civil War and the Indian campaigns in the American West. From the description of Letters, 1876. (Unknown). Wo...

Standing Holy, b. 1878 (person)

Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 (person)

Sitting Bull, also known as Tatanka Iyotake or Tatanka Iyotanka or Ta-Tanka I-Yotan, was a Native American shaman and leader of the Hunpapa Sioux. He fought against the Crow Indians and was wounded in battle on several occasions. Sitting Bull greatly opposed the encroachment of the white men. He led Sioux and Cheyenne warriors against U.S. soldiers of the 7th Cavalry at the battle of Little Bighorn. After the battle, in which many were killed, Sitting Bull led his tribe into Canada, where they l...

Vasquez, Tiburcio, 1835-1875 (person)

Myrick, Herbert, 1860- (person)

Herbert Myrick (1860-1927) was president and editor of Phelps Publishing Company and publisher of Good housekeeping magazine. Myrick collected western historical material, some of which he incorporated into a novel, Cache La Poudre. From the description of Collection of Western Americana, 1860-1926. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122445892 ...

Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876 (person)

The Black Hills Expedition, the 7th United States Cavalry commanded by Gen. Custer, under the authority of Gen. Terry, was to reconnoiter a route to the Black Hills and explore their interior. It left from Fort Hall July 2, 1874 and returned in August. From the description of Black Hills Expedition order and dispatch book, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127547 In 1867, Custer, Lt. Col. of the 7th Cavalry, was operating in Kansas and Nebraska, engaging the Indians un...

McLaughlin, James, 1842-1923 (person)

Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934 (person)

Photographer. Superior Wisconsin. From the description of Papers, 1932. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 17661634 David F. Barry was born near Rochester, N.Y. in 1854. In 1861 he moved with his family to Wisconsin where as a teenager he began working for the itinerant photographer, O.S. Goff. In 1878, Goff hired Barry to work with him in his photographic gallery in Bismark, Dakota Territory and the two men eventually became busin...

Wallace, George D., 1849-1890 (person)

Captain, 7th U.S. Cavalry. From the description of Papers, 1873-1890. (State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives). WorldCat record id: 18089774 ...

Keogh, Myles Walter, 1840-1876 (person)

Irish born officer who died with Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. From the description of Keogh Family papers and photographs, 1856-1894 [manuscript materials] : at the Autry National Center. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166504780 Biography / Administrative History Myles Keogh was born on March 25, 1840 in Orchard, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland to John and Margaret Keogh. After finishing school in L...

Custer, Elizabeth Bacon, 1842-1933 (person)

American author and wife of General George A. Custer. From the description of Letter, 1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122486737 Elizabeth Bacon married Gen. George Armstrong Custer in 1864. After her husband's death in 1876, she was instrumental in promoting his legacy as a hero and role-model. In addition to her books about her life with her husband, Elizabeth Bacon Custer supported herself by working as a journalist. From the description of Oberammergau pa...

Bullhead, fl. 1880s-1890s (person)