Item #58049 Ta-vah-puts, Chief of the U-in-ta Utes. Indians of the Colorado Valley. U-in-ta Utes. Living in the U-in-ta Valley, on the Western Slope of the Wasatch Mountains, in Utah. John Karl Hillers, J. W. Powell, A. H. Thompson, Jack.

Ta-vah-puts, Chief of the U-in-ta Utes. Indians of the Colorado Valley. U-in-ta Utes. Living in the U-in-ta Valley, on the Western Slope of the Wasatch Mountains, in Utah

U.S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West. Photograph. Albumen stereoview [11 cm x 15.5 cm] on a yellow mount [11.5 cm x 17.5 cm] with a printed paper label on the reverse (No. 89). Light edgewear; one very small abraded patch to the surface of the right image. Very good. Item #58049

Jack Hillers (1840-1882) was working as a teamster when he made the acquaintance of John Wesley Powell. The following year, 1871, Powell hired him as a boatman for his second expedition down the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon. Overtime, he replaced Clements Powell (John's cousin) as the assistant to the photographer (first succeeding E. O. Beaman then James Fennemore). Hillers was a hard worker, highly regarded by his peers, and a fast learner when it came to the art of photography. After serving as the main photographer on Powell's trips, Hillers would go on to work for the Bureau of American Ethnology for many years.

Price: $750.00

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