Ann Dawson Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 24 photographs and one copy negative. The subjects include the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch, Native Americans performing ceremonies, and Frank Eaton as “Pistol Pete.” The tribes represented include Osage and Kiowa. The photographs of Frank Eaton include several of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association. Most of the photographs are attributed to Dean Burch of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- 1846 - 1952
- Dawson, Ann (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The Ann Dawson Collection has no restrictions and is available for research. If you are interested in researching the materials, please contact the Dickinson Research Center to make an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Ann Dawson Collection is the property of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Materials, even if owned by the NCWHM, may be protected under third party copyright. It is the patron’s responsibility to research and secure any such additional copyright and pay any required fees or royalties. It is not the intention of the NCWHM to impede upon any third party rights, and the NCWHM cannot be held responsible if the patron is involved in legal action due to violation of third party copyright claims.
Biographical / Historical
No biographical information is available about Ann Dawson or Dean Burch, but the 101 Ranch has a rich bibliography. The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch is best known for their popular travelling Wild West Show that performed from 1905-1926. In addition to being a popular show in America, the show also traveled internationally to England and Europe. The show was comprised of Western displays including trick roping, sharp shooting, and other acts. Performances by Native Americans, Lucille Mulhall, Bill Pickett, and Tom Mix were popular features.
.16 Linear Feet (1 folder (small collection))
Language of Materials
This collection contains 24 photographs of the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch taken by Dean Burch, as well as photographs of Osage Nation citizens, Kiowa Tribe members, and images of the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association.
The Ann Dawson Collection is a small collection and was donated to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in 1971 by Ann Dawson.
- Auld, Charles
- Burch, Dean
- Chibitte, Charley
- Cowboys Subject Source: Local sources
- Eaton, Frank, 1860-1958
- Goodnight, Rolla, 1870-1960
- Group portraits Subject Source: Local sources
- Kiowa -- Oklahoma Subject Source: Local sources
- Koomsa, Helen
- Kozad, Belo, 1864-1950
- Lemmert, C.E.
- McGinty, Billy, 1871-1961
- Miller Bros. & Arlington 101 Ranch Real Wild West
- Osage -- Oklahoma Subject Source: Local sources
- Pawnee Bill (Gordon William Lillie), 1860-1942
- Pratt, Richard Henry, 1840-1924
- Seton, Ernest Thompson
- Seton, Jackie
- Seyton, Charles E.
- Tall Chief, Kenny
- Tsa-to-Kee (Hunting Horse)
- Waters, Charlie
- West, Dan
- Woodruff, B. G.
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