Photos 1-25 are related to the Chippewa Indians. Turtle Mountain, North Dakota. All photos were taken by Story Studio of Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
1. A school garden on the reservation.
2. The school potato field on the reservation.
3. Most families grow gardens but much improvement is needed.
4. Typical Chippewa children in family garden.
5. Not more than one-third grow gardens of adequate size. (Family gardens).
6. Most families do some canning, but there is need for increase. Considerable food is lost because of inadequate storage facilities. April 1935. Meat Canning Exhibit. Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, Belcourt, North Dakota. Fourth Annual Fair. Group No. 3. April 1935.
7. Small flocks of sheep would utilize brush land and improve pastures and the home production of wool would stimulate spinning, knitting and weaving. Gilbert Patuaude's band of sheep. May 1934
8. The sloughs dry up in the summer and produce excellent hay, but by clearing more land, alfalfa hay can be produced. Henry Everling land, Meadow land with timber in background. August 1934
9-10. Beautiful old specimens of Chippewa beadwork.
11. One of the older Chippewa basket makers (now deceased), obviously proud of her work. She learned the art from her mother and she from hers. Zipigijigo, wife of Kapapishkung, making willow baskets in her home north of Dunseith, North Dakota. April 29, 1929.
12. Basket work done in the schools, adhering to the Chippewa pattern.
13. Finger-weave scarfs, made in Arts and Crafts Department of Belcourt High School. Attractive in design and probably salable if produced in large numbers and of good quality. Can be made in homes or in weaving center.
14. Typical Chippewa children in a school room - note products of their own art. Ethel Dauphivais, Archie Sovalli, Ruth Warren, Loraine Delorme, and Aurelia Delorme. Turtle Mt. Cousl School, Belcourt, N.D. December 1932.
15. An exhibit at the Midwinter Fair and Short Course, Belcourt, North Dakota. March 1933.
16. Old timers who knew Father Belcourt on Butte St. Paul, west of Drenseith, North Dakota where Father Belcourt erected a cross. Back row: Michael Davis, John B. Vandal Sr., William Davis, and Joe Safrombois. Front row: (kneeling) Mrs. Christine Roudeau, Mrs. Philomene Lambert, Mrs. Josette Dubois, Joe Azure, Joe Parisieu, and Frank La Berge. June 1935
17. The school board: John B. Wilkie, Steve Sizotte, Joe Monette, Leander Gownean, and Alex Nicholas. July 1931
18. The Leather Craft Club (John Peltier's class) and the leather work they made for the exhibit. Belcourt, North Dakota. Aurelia Delorme, Ruth Warren, Mary Baker, Margaret Laverdure, Lena Moutrieb, Bernedette Marion, and Loraine Delorme. December 1934.
19. Breakfast for the Beginners Class, Belcourt, North Dakota. Sylvia Frottier, Blanche Walletter Henry Jeanette, Betty Lou LeBrun, John Brien, Stephen Willsie, Alex Bercier, Raymond Montriel, Ernest Grandbois, Louis Hamley, Tony Houle, and Charles McCloud. September 1935.
20. The Louis Dumont house in Wolf Point, Montana. A member of the "lost tribe" of Chippewas. August 1931
21. The Alfred Villneauve house on Edward Parisian land. Two families lived in this small two room house for three or four months during the summer of 1934. Each of the rooms were 10 x 10 feet. Part at the right was of old hued logs. Type of two-room cabin, log roof covered with dirt. September 1934.
22. Cecelia Malaterre.
23. Joseph A. Decoteau's house. June 1939
24. An unidentified landscape.
25. C.C.C.-I.D. Community Building. October 1937
According to the original inventory, photos 26-37 were taken at Oklahoma A. And M. College. It appears that most of these photos were taken at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee.
26. Group of military men standing at attention. Photo courtesy of Kent Spring of Okmulgee.
27. Two military men shake hands with an unidentified man. A partial view of an airplane is in the background.
28. Automotive store room.
29. Bendix Westinghouse demonstration of air brakes. Photo courtesy of Kent Spring of Okmulgee.
30. Press section of the recently constructed graphic arts building of the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training. Photo courtesy of Don Lindsey Studio of Okmulgee.
31. Unidentified man looking at display of cowboy boots. Boots were made at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee. Photo courtesy of Oklahoma A. and M. College.
32. Unidentified man slicing meat at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee. Photo courtesy of Kent Spring of Okmulgee.
33. Group of men in a greenhouse. Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training.
34. Group of men inspect incubators at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee.
35. Group of men in the butcher shop at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee.
36. Two unidentified men in the bakery at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee.
37. Unidentified man frosting a cake in the bakery at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee.
38. Unidentified family. This probably was used to indicate the type of housing at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee. Photo courtesy of Don Lindsey Studio of Okmulgee.
39. Unidentified group of men, one of whom is in a wheelchair. This is probably at the Oklahoma A. and M. College School of Technical Training at Okmulgee. Photo courtesy of Kent Spring of Okmulgee.
40-54. SH2 Canadian River Bridge south of Briartown, Muskogee County, showing flood conditions. Oklahoma Highway Commission photos. 1947
55. The Veterans Administration hospital in Muskogee. This was taken from a report on expansion in January 1950. Photo courtesy of Easton Studios.
56. "Pilot Plant Wing -- Southern Regional Research Laboratory -- New Orleans." The equipment in the foreground -- a horizontal rotary vacuum filter -- is being used in the development of a process known as filtration-extraction for the removal of oil from cottonseed, rice bran, and other oil-bearing crops. From the left are E. A. Gastrock (head of the laboratory's Engineering and Development Division), W. G. Stigler, and Ross R. Pope. December 1951.
57. "Pilot Plant Wing -- Southern Regional Research Laboratory -- New Orleans." The equipment in the foreground -- a horizontal rotary vacuum filter -- is being used in the development of a process known as filtration-extraction for the removal of oil from cottonseed, rice bran, and other oil-bearing crops. From the left are E. A. Gastrock (head of the laboratory's Engineering and Development Division), W. G. Stigler, and C. H. Fisher (director of the laboratory). December 1951.
58. Ross R. Pope, W. G. Stigler, and C. H. Fisher (director of the Southern Regional Research Laboratory) pose for a photo. December 1951
59. Group of men pose at the Southern Regional Research Laboratory. Front row, right to left: Ross R. Pope, W. G. Stigler, and C. H. Fisher (director of the Southern Regional Research Laboratory). Back rows, left to right: J. D. Dean (head of the Cotton Chemical Processing Division in the laboratory); William Morris (production and marketing administrator with the USDA); R. J. Cheatham (head of the Cotton Mechanical Processing Division in the laboratory); E. A. Gastrock (head of the Engineering and Development Division in the laboratory); and Mason Dupre, Jr. (Special assistant to the director of the laboratory). December 1951.
60-61. H. E. Choc Wilkes teaching Indian sign language to girls at the Orphans Home (sponsored by the Sertoma Club). March 1952
62. Post card photo of two men holding sables. This was sent to W. G. Stigler in November 1947.
63. Post card photo of Cherokee Indian basket makers. Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
64. Post card photo of Cherokee Indian weavers. Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
65. Mrs. Willis C. Reed, candidate for national president of the American Legion Auxiliary. 1950
66. Conn Linn, nominated for Commissioner of Indian Affairs. February 1949. Photo courtesy of J. L. Grivkin.
67. Harold Joe Davis. December 1951.
68. Chief Davis shown seated on the back of his chief's car, Naval Air Station, Dutch Harbor, Alaska, May 1942 . . . directing a fire drill of Navy personnel. Note the U.S.N. (Navy insignia) on the door of Chief Davis's car. The man standing by the side of the car is Assistant Chief Mr. Allen.
69. Chief Davis shown standing by his chief's car, Naval Air Station, Dutch Harbor, Alaska, May 1942. Fireman number 7 is standing by his side. Note the Navy insignia on Chief Davis' car, his chief's cap, and the fireman's hat on fireman number 7.
70. W. G. Stigler seated at a desk. Photo courtesy of Moss Photo of New York. Negative.
Photos 71-108 were donated in July 2005 by the Stigler Family.
71. Portrait of W.G. Stigler
72. House Claims Committee in 1945.
73. House World War Veterans Committee. Individuals included are Homer Rainey (Ohio), Marion T. Bewect (Massachusetts), Edith Rogers (Massachusetts), Tom Piskett (Texas), Joe W. Envin (North Carolina), F. Sullivan, Clair Engle (California), John S. Gibson (Georgia), J. Hardin Peterson (Florida), John Rankin (Mississippi), General Frank T. Hirras, Leonard Allen (Louisiana), Colonel Jack Taylor, Walter B. Hershel, Paul Cunningham, and Pat Kearney.
74. President Harry Truman signing GI Bill with members of Congress observing, including W.G. Stigler.
75. W.G. Stigler visits General's Quarters in Honolulu, Oct. 1945.
76. The House War Claims Subcommittee takes a break in General Richardson's quarters.
77. Colonel H.C. Muller and W.G. Stigler.
78. House Claims Subcommittee.
79. Congressmen W.G. Stigler and Carl Albert enjoy field drills at Camp Chafee, Arkansas.
80. Elaine Stigler Thomas, daughter of W.S. Stigler in 1951.
81. Elaine Stigler Thomas in 1951.
82. W.G. Stigler in front of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House at the University of Oklahoma.
83. A portrait of W. G. Stigler as a young man.
84. W. G. Stigler in his military uniform in Germany, 1918.
85. Official portrait of W. G. Stigler, 1944.
86. W. G. Stigler in uniform with horse.
87. W. G. Stigler with several unknown persons.
88. Lee Stigler (sister of W. G. Stigler).
89. Lee Stigler.
90. Denyse Stigler as a toddler.
91. Denyse Stigler as a young girl.
92. Lee Stigler.
93. W. G. Stigler & his family.
94. J. S. Stigler & little girls.
95. W. G. Stigler & his daughter, Denyse.
96. W. G. Stigler, Ona Stigler, & Denyse Stigler.
97. W. G. Stigler, Ona Stigler, and children.
98. Ona Stigler.
99. J. S. Stigler.
100. Birthplace of J. S. Stigler.
101. Home of the Chief of the Mississippi Choctaws in Greenwood, Mississippi.
102. J. S. Stigler.
103. W. G. Stigler and E. B. Stigler (Ages 6 mo. and 3 years, respectively).
104. Rep. Albert Cole, Eugene Keough, Irving Stainbert, W. G. Stigler, and Walter Lee.
105. Portrait of W. G. Stigler
106. Oversize Portrait of Stigler.
107. House Subcommittee on Claims in Honolulu.
108. G.I. Bill Signing.
William G. Stigler Collection Description