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Guide to the Charlotte Goodner American Indian Artifacts Collection, 1870-1965

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE UHC 352

Accession Number: 15-010

Collection Number: University Historical Collection 352

Creators: Various

Title: Charlotte Goodner American Indian Artifacts Collection

Dates: 1870-1965

Quantity: 33.4 linear feet (3 record cartons, 7 oversize archives boxes, 1 archives box and 5 unboxed items)

Location of Collection: Shelf Location: A6/3b, A6/3c, A6/3d, A6/3f, A6/3g, A7/3b, A7/3c

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Native American (Menominee, Sioux, Seminole) artifacts, published writings, and photographs collected by Charlotte Goodner. Goodner lived in Shawano, Wisconsin, near the Menominee Indian Reservation, and collected the artifacts, which she donated to the university in 1961.

Biographical / Historical Note

Charlotte Goodner grew up in Shawano, Wisconsin, near the Menominee Indian Reservation. During her early childhood, she spent a number of weeks with a specific group of Menominee Indians. Goodner collected Indian artifacts before and after she was married, and she and her husband moved to Eau Claire in the early 1940s. Goodner toured cities in Wisconsin giving lectures on her Menominee Indian artifacts. She gave the collection to the university foundation in 1961, at that time the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire, in memory of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Carl E. Stubenvoll. Goodner’s artifacts were put on display in Schneider Social Science Hall, along with the Owen and Newman Indian Artifacts Collections.

Content Description

The collection contains Native American Artifacts collected by Charlotte Goodner. Included are artifacts from the Menominee, Sioux, and Seminole Native American Tribes. Collection contains photographs, published writings, and artifacts such as beaded jewelry, moccasins, clothing, bandolier and pipe bags, beaded purses, woven baskets, woven mats, a pottery shard, bows and arrows, dolls, a pipe, projectile points, lithic cores and flakes. Much of the lithic is Grand Meadow, but examples of Prairie du Chien, Oneota and Shakopee may be present.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives, from Chippewa Valley Museum, in July 2014. Donated to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation in 1961.

Access Restrictions:
Collection is open to the public; please consult Special Collections and Archives Department staff regarding handling procedures.

Items A001-333-94 and A001-334-94 (box 9) are restricted and not open to the public. Please consult the archivist for more information.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright status is unknown.

Preferred Citation: Charlotte Goodner American Indian Artifacts Collection, 1870-1965. UHC 352. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Julie Hatfield in July 2014.

Arrangement: Flat.

OCLC #: 884925168

Subjects

Personal Names:
Goodner, Charlotte
Stubenvoll, Carl E.

Corporate Names:
Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Subject Terms:
Indians of North America—Wisconsin
Native Americans
Indian Reservations—Wisconsin
Menominee Indian Reservation (Wis.)
Menominee Indians
Sioux Indians
Seminole Indians

Geographical Terms:
Wisconsin
Shawano

Detailed List of Contents

Box No.

Shelf Location

Artifact Description

Accession Number

1

A6/3b

Gourd Rattle, Menominee, used in Peyote Ceremony, Dimensions: 16 ¾ x 4 in., round yellow gourd with black handle, with beading (blue, red, white, yellow, green, orange), feather tip, and black fringe bottom

A001-396-94

1

A6/3b

Bandolier Bag, 1870-1885, Dimensions: 43 ¼ x 14 ½ in., Black velvet base with beaded designs on strap and pocket, military braiding on edges, blue and green yarn tassels on the bottom, colors: flower and leaf designs with grey background and whites, pinks, blues, greens, golds, lavender, and brown

A001-398-94

1

A6/3b

Red wool shawl, Dimensions: 70 x 70 in., multi-colored 7 in. square border; insect damage

A001-317-94

1

A6/3b

Bow, Dimensions: 34 x 7/8 in., Hickory wooden bow with rawhide drawstring, black and red point design

A001-336-94

1

A6/3b

Arrow, Dimensions: 23 ¼ x ¾ in., Bird Arrow, with black and red stripe design

A001-337-94

1

A6/3b

Arrow, Dimensions: 22 x ¾ in., Bird Arrow, with black and red stripe design

A001-338-94

2

A6/3c

Beaded Breech Cloth, Dimensions: 28 x 18 ¼ in., Black wool background with burgundy and pink ribbon borders, three beaded design of plants in green, pink, white, light blue, gold

A001-315-94

3

A6/3c

Beaded dress shirt, Dimensions: 32 ½ x 51 in. sleeve tip to tip, Buckskin with half sleeves, drawstring bottom, maple leaf bead design, colors: white, red, green, orange

A001-402-94

4

A7/3b

Moccasins, Dimensions: 10 ½ x 3 ¾ x 3 ½ in., buckskin with beading, colors: orange, light blue, blue

A001-305-94

4

A7/3b

Beaded purse, Dimensions: 5 ½ x 4 x 3 ¾ in., cardboard base, lavender velvet backing, rectangle, top lifts up, colors: green, gold, silver, white, red, pink

A001-312-94

4

A7/3b

Seminole Doll, female, 1950-1965, Dimensions: 4 x 6 ¼ x 10 ¾ in., cone shaped body with no arms or legs made of fiber and cardboard covered with coconut fiber, colors: black cotton headpiece, beaded earrings and necklace, red and yellow cape over a burgundy, yellow, black, red, green, blue, orange, and pink dress

A001-410-94

4

A7/3b

Seminole Doll, male, 1950-1965, Dimensions: 3 x 6 ½ x 10 ¼ in., body made of fiber and cardboard covered with coconut fiber, colors: black cotton hair; dress horizontal line design in blue, yellow, red, green, burgundy, and pink

A001-412-94

5

A6/3b

Kettle, 7 ½ with handle x 5 in. diameter, black, iron, three legged with wire handle

A001-335-94

5

A6/3b

Woven ash splint basket, Dimensions: 4 ½ x 9 ½ in. diameter

A001-301-94

6

A6/3d

Beaded headband, Dimensions: 32 x 7/8 in., beaded geometric design with buckskin ties on the ends, colors: white, blue, yellow, red

A001-311-94

6

A6/3d

Beaded arm garters (2), Dimensions: 12 3/8 x 2 in., buckskin string ties, colors: white background with water bug design in blue, red, green, and black

A001-313-94

6

A6/3d

Beaded necklace, Dimensions: 25 ¾ x 2 ½ in., Black seed bead background, diamond shaped bottom with fringe, bead pattern of red vases and blue vases with gold, red, and white flowers; significant bead loss on one strap and top of diamond base (was poorly repaired with glue and clear packaging tape)

A001-401-94

6

A6/3d

Pin, beaded, Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 1 ¼ in., two green, navy, and yellow moccasins attached by a square piece of buckskin with a beaded Indian head figure in the center

A001-306-94

6

A6/3d

Pin, beaded, Dimensions: 3 ¾ x 2 in., two light blue, yellow, red, and orange moccasins attached by four strands of buckskin

A001-307-94

6

A6/3d

Pin, beaded, Dimensions: 2 ¾ x 2 in., two moccasins hanging from four strands of buckskin, blue and lavender beading

A001-308-94

6

A6/3d

Woven Grass Mat, Dimensions: 13 5/8 x 9 5/8 in., oval, grass and wood fiber, colors: zig-zag line design in tan and dark brown

A001-339-94

6

A6/3d

Medicine Bag, Menominee, over 200 years old, woven wool/yarn and basswood bark fibers, used to have a drawstring closure, colors: geometric designs in red, blue, brown, yellow, and black

A001-366-94

6

A6/3d

Sioux Pipe Bag, Dimensions: 41 ¼ x 8 in., light colored doeskin with porcupine quill and leather fringe on the bottom, beaded design with grey background and stars, crosses, and American flag design

A001-397-94

6

A6/3d

Woven Ash Splint Basket, Menominee, Dimensions: 3 ½ x 3 ¼, round, prices on bottom are 15 cents and 10 cents, colors: orange and natural

A001-300-94

6

A6/3d

Moccasins, child, Dimensions: 4 x 1 ½ x 1 ½ in., puckered design with drawstring, colors: tan, coral, white and orange beading, swastika design (was known as a symbol of peace)

A001-309-94

6

A6/3d

Moccasins, child, Dimensions: 3 x 1 ¼ x 1 1/8 in., puckered design with drawstring, colors: tan, light blue and dark brown beads

A001-310-94

7

A6/3d

Jingle Dress, 2 piece, Dimensions: Blouse – 23 ¾ x 41 in. to sleeve tips, loose hanging waist, shoulders: 22 in., Skirt – 32 ¾ x 41 ½ in. across bottom, waist: 29 ¼ in.; black broadcloth with beaded floral pattern and tinkle cone trim, bead colors: clear, red, blue, gold, lavender. Jar in box with tinkle cones and beads that have fallen off.

A001-405-94

8

A6/3d

Rag Doll, female, Dimensions: 9 ½ x 4 ¾ x 1 in., colors: tan cotton base, black yarn hair, green plaid dress, red wool plaid shawl, black cotton pants, beaded buckskin moccasins

A001-303-94

8

A6/3d

Rag Doll, male, Dimensions: 12 ½ x 6 ½ x 1 ½ in., colors: tan cotton base, black yarn hair, blue cotton shirt, black cotton vest with bead trim, grey cotton pants, beaded buckskin moccasins

A001-304-94

8

A6/3d

Seminole Doll, male, 1950-1965, Dimensions: 2 ¾ x 8 ¼ x 9 ¾ in., body made of fiber and cardboard covered with coconut fiber, colors: black cotton hair; dress horizontal line design in yellow, red, green, navy, white, pink, and blue; blue necktie with red and yellow beading

A001-409-94

8

A6/3d

Seminole Doll, female, 1950-1965, Dimensions: 3 ¼ x 6 x 9 ¼ in., cone shaped body with no arms or legs made of fiber and cardboard covered with coconut fiber, colors: black cotton headpiece, beaded earrings and necklace, green cape over a red, orange, blue, green, navy and pink dress

A001-411-94

9

A6/3d

Sioux Pipe (pipe stone stem), given to Jim Turtleott, Dimensions: 10 ½ x 4 ¼ x 1 in, made of red soapstone, fish shaped stem with turned up tail fin (chipped), large dorsal fin, scale carving, one wood insert at backend and hole at frontend

A001-333-94

(Restricted Use)

9

A6/3d

Sioux Pipe (pipe bowl), given to Jim Turtleott, Dimensions: 7 ¼ x 4 5/8 x 1 ½ in., made of red soapstone, triangle with scalloped edge, rectangular bowl that curves towards wood insert where the stem would be attached, carved flower design

A001-334-94

(Restricted Use)

10

A6/3b

Book of poems, Talking Waters, by Phebe Jewell Nichols, 1944, Inscription on 2nd page reads “For Charlotte Ritchie Goodner, with best wishes Phoebe Jewell Nichols (Mrs. Angus F. Lookaround) August 19, 1946”

A001-342-94

10

A6/3b

Book, Sunrise of the Menominees: A Story of Wisconsin Indians, by Phebe Jewell Nichols, 1930, Inscription on inside cover reads “For Charlotte Ritchie Goodner, with best wishes and pleasant memories. Phebe Jewell Nichols”

A001-343-94

10

A6/3b

Book, Anthropological Papers of The American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XIII, Part III, “Folklore of the Menomini Indians” by Alanson Skinner and John V Satterlee, 1915; Book cover and a few back pages are missing, p. 219-531

A001-387-94

10

A6/3b

Book, Anthropological Papers of The American Museum of Natural History, Vol. XIII, Part III, “Folklore of the Menomini Indians” by Alanson Skinner and John V. Satterlee, 1915, p. 217-546

A001-400-94

10

A6/3b

Magazine, American Poetry, January-February 1943, Vol. XXIII, No. 5; on p. 6 is a poem titled “Dead Indian” by Phebe Jewell Nichols; Nichols inscribed p. 6 with her initials and a not that reads “This poem is typical of those in Part I – In the Northwoods – of my book Talking Waters,” and she put in a photograph of Rainbow Falls on the Menominee Indian Reservations where Nichols was from

A001-399-94

10

A6/3b

Photograph, laminated, on black matting, of Jim Soman’s gravesite, Dimensions: 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ in.; also a laser copy of photograph

A001-344-94

10

A6/3b

Photograph, laminated, on black matting, of Framework for Medicine Dance lodge, Dimensions: 7 ¼ x 5 ¼ in.; also a laser copy of photograph

A001-345-94

10

A6/3b

Postcard, Dimensions: 6 ½ x 8 ½ in. with mat, Depicts Seminole Indian Village with red matting

A001-408-94

11

A7/3c

Pottery shards and projectile points, boxed, Dimensions: range from 1 in to 3 ¼ in., Colors: Grey, tan, brown, white, some made of quartzite and chert

A001-319-94 to A001-332-94, A001-341-94

11, 11a, 11b

A7/3c

Projectile points, lithic cores, lithic scraps. Box 11a primarily contains Grand Meadow samples.

Unaccessioned.

11

A7/3c

Indian Statue, Dimensions: 17 x 4 ½ in., carved wooden statue, two nail heads showing on bottom of feet and written on bottom of right foot “11 yrs” and left foot “Jim Corn,” colors: tan headdress, green breast plate, red coat and orange pants

A001-340-94

unboxed

A6/3b

Beaded Breech Cloth, Dimensions: 31 x 18 ½ in., Black wool background with burgundy and pink ribbon borders, three beaded design of plants in shades of green, blue, gold, and pink

A001-316-94

unboxed

A6/3f

Woven mat, Dimensions: 71 ¾ x 39 ¾ in., rectangular mat of wood fiber, reed, and hemp, with a green and red striped design

A001-355-94

unboxed

A6/3f

Woven grass mat, Dimensions: 76 x 37 in., rectangular with green, red, purple, and yellow geometric design

A001-318-94

unboxed

A6/3e

Beaded belt, Dimensions: 70 ½ x 2 3/8 in., geometric design in white, orange, green, blue, with green yarn fringe on the bottoms

A001-302-94

unboxed

A6/3e

Beaded neckpiece, Dimensions: 45 in. from ribbon center to ribbon fringe end, diamond design in white, black, blue, gold, coral, green and light blue

A001-314-94

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