David Charles Bristol [RG0798.AM]


RG0798.AM:  David Charles “Omaha Charlie” Bristol, 1834-1925

Scrapbook:  1880s-1890s

Size:  One scrapbook


D. 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.


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.

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.




Subject headings:

Bristol, David Charles “Omaha Charlie,” 1834-1925

Brokaw, E.A.

Dole, W.T.

G.W. Armstead & Son (North Bend, Nebraska)

Homer (Nebraska)

Indian art

Indians of North America

Macy & Doughty Photographers (Norfolk, Nebraska)

Moran, Harry L.

Russell, Harry J.

Siouan Indians

Van Liew, A.J.

Vaudeville shows

Wild West shows


Revised TMM      07-20-2009

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