Skip to comments.Utah Tribes: The Photography of John K. Hillers
Posted on 03/08/2017 12:41:10 PM PST by Utah Binger
John Jack Hillers: Utah Tribes - An Exhibition
A rare collection of 116 albumen photographs taken between 1872-187
A rare collection of 116 albumen photographs taken between 1872-1875 opens on January 17, 2017 at the Maynard Dixon Home and Studio/Thunderbird Foundation in Mt. Carmel, Utah. This extraordinary collection of images by John “Jack” Hillers was donated to the Thunderbird Foundation in 1998. Hillers produced a number of sets to be used by John Wesley Powell to lobby Congress for more money for his expeditions. This is the only known collection that is intact with all 116 images.
Cool. If I lived closer.... amazing the photos from that time, and the gear they had to haul around.
Excellent - Thank you!
What do I hear ?
What do I smell ?
Photography is not for the eyes, but for the senses ... especially photos from historic times.
I’d like to see them as well.
It would be an 8 hour drive (via the mountains in the winter),
so it is unlikely I’ll go unless I am passing through Utah for somewhere else.
American Indian groups living in Utah include the Ute, Paiute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Navajo.
Bump for later.
My paternal grandmother’s family was of the Shoshone and Paiute.
Dang, I just went through there last July going up through Bryce and seventeen other side trips.
To learn the answers to those two questions, visit YouTube and search for "blazing saddles campfire scene".
Powell had Hillers make this group of photographs as a lobbying effort to get more money for more exploration from congress. This photograph includes the Kanab Mormons, Powell on the left side with his right arm missing and the group which is mainly from the Kaibab group. Notice he dressed them up to make them look like real Indians. Normally they didn't wear much.
Thank you for that information, having been born and raised in Utah I have had the pleasure of the history of the State and have had the pleasure to see the whole state...
It is a beautiful State to behold...
Like you I got a very good job and moved away in 1967.
We returned in 1998 having purchased the Maynard Dixon property, restored all the buildings and put it on the National Register of Historic Places. And how amazing we got the 501(c)3. Good thing they didn’t know my politics.
And speaking of a beautiful place, we’re 12 miles east of Zion National Park.
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