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Ann Dawson Collection

Ann Dawson Collection
Creator: Ann Dawson
Dates: 1846-1952
Quantity: 2 inches
Accession: 1971.05


This collection contains 24 photographs of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch taken by Dean Burch, as well as photographs of Osage Nation citizens, Kiowa Tribe members, and images of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association.

Biographical sketch

No biographical information is available about Ann Dawson or Dean Burch, but the 101 Ranch has a rich bibliography. The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch is best known for their popular travelling Wild West Show that performed from 1905-1926. In addition to being a popular show in America, the show also traveled internationally to England and Europe. The show was comprised of Western displays including trick roping, sharp shooting, and other acts. Performances by Native Americans, Lucille Mulhall, Bill Pickett, and Tom Mix were popular features.

Scope & Content Note

This collection contains 24 photographs and one copy negative. The subjects include the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, Native Americans performing ceremonies, and Frank Eaton as “Pistol Pete.” The tribes represented include Osage and Kiowa. The photographs of Frank Eaton include several of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association. Most of the photographs are attributed to Dean Burch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Subject Terms

Personal Names:
Auld, Charles
Burch, Dean
Chibitte, Charley
Dawson, Ann
Eaton, Frank, b. 1860
Goodnight, Rolla
Hunting Horse (Tsa-to-Kee)
Kenny Tall Chief
Kozad, Belo
Koomsa, Helen
Lemmert, C. E.
McGinty, Billy, 1871-1961
Pawnee Bill, 1860-1942
Pratt, Henry
Seton, Ernest Thompson
Seton, Jackie
Seyton, Charles E.
Shunk a mola, Joe
Waters, Charlie
West, Dan
Woodruff, B. G.

Subject Headings:
Group portraits
Indians of North America
Kiowa Tribe
Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West (Organization)
Osage Nation

Processing Information

The Ann Dawson Collection was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1971 by Ann Dawson.

It is a small collection. The photographs in the collection have not been digitized but may be if requested.

Preferred Citation

Ann Dawson Collection, Box ##, Folder ##, Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Container List

Series 1: Ann Dawson Collection

Box Folder Accession Folder Title / Description
1 1 1971.05.01-24 Photographs of Osage Nation members, Kiowa Tribe members, Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association, and Dean Burch photographs of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, 1846-1952

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