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.
Marleah Kanistanaux (I believe she played the part of We-no-na)
Here is the second photo received from our secret admirer.
I hope my readers enjoy this photo as much as I do!
Categories: 1867 Paris Universal Exposition, Documentation, Entertainments, Family-Kanistanaux, Wabanaki
Tags: 1867, American Circus, engraving, images, native american, Paris, photograph
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.
Categories: 1867 Paris Universal Exposition, Documentation, Entertainments, History-Regional, Resources-Internet
Tags: 1867, chautauqua county new york, circus, europeans, female companion, indians, new york times, new york times correspondent, paris expo, recent arrival, Universal Exposition
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.
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.
I recently found a single sentence in a book (written in French) which could be of great interest to the Kanistanaux project. The topic is, of all things, the 1867 Universal Exposition in Paris, France.
Guess who was there? Yep, it’s him He’s baaaack —
Categories: 1867 Paris Universal Exposition, Analysis, Culture, Documentation, Entertainments, Family-Kanistanaux
Tags: 1867, american indians, frank leslie, master showman, paris exhibition, paris expo, paris france, Universal Exposition