1867 Paris Universal Exposition

Research into the Native American participation in the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition in France.

Indians in Paris – Index

This post contains all the links to the various posts I have written concerning Native American People participating in the 1867 Universal Exposition held in Paris, France.

Readers of this series might also be interested in learning more about U-ta-wa-un and the two Native American women known to have traveled with him.

U-ta-wa-un
Marleah Kanistanaux (I believe she played the part of We-no-na)
Lee-o-netto

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1867 American Circus – Dress Rehearsal

Today’s post has nothing to do with genealogy, but the illustrations were uncovered as part of my Indians in Paris research.
I decided these circus illustrations are historically important and should be available to the public. Since this blog is public what better place to offer them. I hope my readers enjoy this short side trip.
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We-no-na – Photo from Paris

Here is the second photo received from our secret admirer.
I hope my readers enjoy this photo as much as I do!
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U-ta-wa-un – Photo from Paris

Today I am sharing a most wonderful gift provided to Ne-Do-Ba by a secret admirer. This person contacted me after doing an internet search on the name U-ta-wa-un. He offered to provide me with a copy of a pair of photos from a larger collection of “Indian” photos and told me I could do with them as I pleased.
I was just blown away when the copies of the photos arrived in my e-mail box. I think my readers will enjoy them as much as I do. The second photo will appear in my next post.
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Indians in Paris (part 5)

Today’s post is nearly the last (until I learn something new ;-) in a short series providing data for the American Indian presence in Paris, France in the year 1867. There will be at least two more posts containing a wonderful surprise.
Today’s post will cover everything (well, most of the good stuff anyway) I found in Paris concerning the presence of Native Americans in Paris in 1867.
I found books, images, news clippings, and scholarly works online and free. This is just a sample of the better resources available. I am amazed at the number of online resources I have located. Ten years ago this same research would have been impossible for me to accomplish. The time and cost involved in travel, communication, and copying materials the old fashion way can quickly become prohibitive. In the current age, I sit in the comfort of my home with the world at my fingertips – literally. For historians (especially those with disabilities or limited finances), this is certainly the best of times.
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Indians in Paris (part 4)

Well, my vacation has lasted long enough. It is time to get back to business. Since I am waiting on the arrival of deeds from Chautauqua County, New York, I decided to finish up my Indians in Paris mini-series.
It has been many months since I last wrote on this subject so readers may want to review the earlier articles.

 

I have already shown my old friend U-ta-wa-un and his female companion are involved in the 1867 Paris Universal Exposition. Today I will cover the information I found involving their travel to Europe.
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Indians in Paris (part 3)

Today’s post is the next in a short series providing background for the American Indian presence at the Paris Expo of 1867.
Today I will cover what the New York Times claimed was being done to outfit a Native American exhibit as requested by the Commissioner in Paris.

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Indians in Paris (part 2)

Today’s post is the next in a short series providing background for the American Indian presence at the Paris Expo of 1867.
Today I cover what the U.S. Agent in Paris requested for a Native American exhibit and some dialog concerning the public attitude towards indigenous people in general.

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1867 Paris Universal Exposition (Illustrations)

Today’s post will try to convey a sense of what it was like to be a participant of this Expo. I have located plans of the grounds, illustrations of the exhibits, and studied the personal impressions of various reporters and writers.
I will also cover the different groups and categories I have researched in an attempt to locate more about the “Indian” exhibit.

I found the plan for the entire exposition grounds showing where the different countries are located in the main Expo Palace and the locations of the smaller buildings belonging to the various countries. You can click on the image to enlarge it. The shaded area is shown in greater detail below. The River Seine is to the right in the plan. The railroad stations are at the top right, just out of sight. The Royal Entrance is located at the bottom center.
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1867 Paris Universal Exposition (intro)

Today’s post begins a short series which will provide my readers a view of the 1867 Expo and what part my friend U-ta-wa-un might have played in it. I will break the story down into several posts covering

  • what was the Paris Expo of 1867 like
  • U.S. locations within the expo and the neighbors
  • what the U.S. Commissioner in Paris requested
  • what the New York Times claimed was being provided
  • what I could learn about the actual American Indians that appeared in Paris

I will follow up with an additional post to summarize how this relates to my Kanistanaux research project and why I took the time to make this research side-trip.
I will try to make one post a week, but since it is summer and I am spending a lot of time at camp (no power!), I am not going to promise anything.
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