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Collection Number RG0798.AM
Collection Name RG0798 Bristol, David Charles, 1834-1925
Identifier Scrapbook
Size and Materials 1 volume
Title David Charles "Omaha Charlie" Bristol scrapbook
Date or Date Span 1891-1893
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1893
Admin/Biographical History Born on March 17, 1834, David Charles Bristol, or "Omaha Charlie," traded with and lived among Native Americans in Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Nebraska. This collection relates to Native Americans and the show in which Bristol displayed his collection of Native American materials. Omaha Charlie died on September 14, 1925 and is buried at Omaha Valley Cemetery in Homer, Nebraska.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content The manuscript portion of the collection consists of a scrapbook, 1891-1893, of letters, clippings, etc., relating to "Omaha Charlie," his show, and his interest in Native Americans. The scrapbook also contains some original Native American artwork. The original scrapbook is restricted for preservation. Interested researchers are asked to use the reference copies.
Access Conditions Original scrapbook is restricted for preservation.
Finding Aids Omaha Charlie Bristol finding aid
Related units of description The photograph component [RG0798.PH] of the collection consists of photographic prints and negatives, 1880s-1890s. Included are photographs of D. Charles Bristol, Native Americans, and performers from Wild West and vaudeville shows.

Related artifacts are housed at the Nebraska History Museum. Not all artifacts are on display. Researchers must call for an appointment before scheduling a visit. See the Nebraska History index for articles about Omaha Charlie.
Subjects Indians of North America
Wild west shows
Vaudeville shows
People Bristol, David Charles "Omaha Charlie," 1834-1925
Brokaw, E.A.
Dole, W.T.
Moran, Harry L.
Russell, Harry J.
Van Liew, Andrew J., 1857-1922
Search Terms G.W. Armstead & Son (North Bend, Neb.)
Homer (Neb.)
Indian art
Macy & Doughty Photographers (Norfolk, Neb.)
Siouan Indians