Vol 62, No 4 (2001)


Cover Page
"Rant Che Wai Me-Female Flying Pigeon," from History of the Indian Tribes of North America (Philadelphia, 1836--1844) is from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution Li­braries. Thomas McKenney established his Ar­chives of the American Indian in Washington in 1818, acquiring many of Thomas Bird King's portraits of visiting Native American delegations to the government. Rant Che Wai Me was the wife of Pahoochee, chief of an Ioway tribe. She accompanied the Ioway delegation to Washington, where this portrait was probably made. (See page 387 for de­tails about the Smithsonian's John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology.)