Ioway Indians, 9 Sep. 1844 -13 Sep. 1844, London

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Exhibition

Event Details

Troupe: Ioway Indians (

Catlin - superintendent, Jeffrey - interpreter

)
Venue Type: Church
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Type: Exhibition
Venue: Vauxhall Gardens
Date: 9 September 1844-13 September 1844
Date notes: appeared in the afternoon (3-6pm), daily

Event Program

Title Performed Person / Troupe Notes Type
Ceremony of Forming the Encampment Se-Non-Ty-Yah / Ta-Pa-Ta-Me/ Ruton-We-Me / Ruton-Ye-We-Ma / Oke-We-Me / Koon-Za-Ya-Me / Corsair/ Ioway Indians

Ceremony by Se-Non-Ty-Yah, Women erect the Wigwams

Ceremony
Chief's Speech Jeffrey/ Ioway Indians

Interpreter: Jeffrey (which Chief actually gave the speech is unknown)

Speech
Approaching Dance Ioway Indians Dance
Ball Play Dance Ruton-We-Me / Ruton-Ye-We-Ma / Oke-We-Me / Koon-Za-Ya-Me / Ta-Pa-Ta-Me/ Corsair/ Ioway Indians

Performers probable - 1 piece states that the women take parts in this dance

Dance
Archery Ioway Indians Athletic Display
Ball Play Ioway Indians Athletic Display
Wild Horse Dance, The Ioway Indians Dance
Eagle Dance, The Ioway Indians Dance
Hunting/War Demonstration Ioway Indians Demonstration

Bibliographic Sources

  • Era (London) September 8, 1844 : 4:1.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Exhibition
    • Performers Listed: “IOWAY INDIANS”
    • Days & Times: “On MONDAY, the 9th instant, and repeated on each day of the week”
    • Venue Name: “VAUXHALL GARDENS”
    • Program Info: “Their tents pitched, forming a picturesque encampment, in front of which they will give the War and other Dances, the Ball Play, Target Shooting, and Riding…”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      ticket info
  • Era (London) September 15, 1844 : 5:3-4.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Exhibition
    • Troupe Name: “IOWAY INDIANS”
    • Performers Listed: "under Mr. Catlin's tutelage"
    • Days & TImes: "during the past week", "daily"
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
    • Program Info: "their varied dances", "their equestrian and archery exhibitions, and their dexterous and curious ball play". For further particulars, see attached document scan.
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      reception,
      other (mention of past performances at Lord's Cricket Ground and at the Egyptian Hall)
  • Era (London) September 15, 1844 : 5:3-4.
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Exhibition
    • Troupe Name: “IOWAY INDIANS”
    • Performers Listed: "under Mr. Catlin's tutelage"
    • Days & TImes: "during the past week", "daily"
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
    • Program Info: "their varied dances", "their equestrian and archery exhibitions, and their dexterous and curious ball play". For further particulars, see attached document scan.
    • Other:
      audience,
      description/review,
      reception,
      other (mention of past performances at Lord's Cricket Ground and at the Egyptian Hall)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Unidentified Clipping (Sept, 1844)
    Info in Record:
    • Performance Type:
      Variety
    • Troupe Name: “the Ioway Indians”
    • Days & Times: “Monday September 9th”
    • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
    • Other:
      performance time,
      other (discussion of refreshments)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Undated Playbill (1844)
    *May refer to a later event (Playbill not specifically dated)
      Info in Record:
      • Performance Type:
        Exhibition
      • Troupe Name: “The Fourteen Ioway Indians, from near the Rocky Mountains, in America”
      • Days & Times: “Each Day this Week, from 3 to 6”
      • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
      • Other Acts on Bill:
      • Program Info: “Dances, Games, Ball-Plays, Songs, Archery, and Equestrian Exercises”
      • Other:
        description/review,
        performance time,
        other (mention of venue patronage)
    • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (1844)
      *May refer to a later event (Playbill not specifically dated)
        Info in Record:
        • Performance Type:
          Exhibition
        • Troupe Name: “The Ioway Indians”
        • Performers Listed: “Chiefs. Mew-Hu-She-Kaw (White Cloud), Neu-Mon-Ya (Walking Rain), Se-Non-Ty-Yah (Blister Feet). Warriors and Braves. Wash-Ka-Mon-Ya (Fast Dancer), No-Ho-Mun-Ya (One who gives no attention), Shon-Ta-Yi-Ga (Little Wolf), Wa-Tan-Ye (One always foremost), Wa-Ta-We-Bu-Ka-Na (Commanding General), Jeffrey (The Interpreter). Squaws. Ruton-Ye-We-Ma (Strutting Pigeon), Ruton-We-Me (Pigeon on the Wing), Oke-We-Me (Female Bear that walks on the back of another), Koon-Za-Ya-Me (Female War Eagle sailing), Ta-Pa-Ta-Me (Sophia), Corsair (a Papoose)”
        • Days & Times: “On Monday” (upcoming)
        • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
        • Program Info: Complete listing; see attached document scan
        • Other:
          audience,
          description/review,
          performance time,
          ticket info,
          other (“first time that ever a party of Indians have appeared encamped in an open plain in Europe”),
          other (venue information – refreshments, capacity, transporation info, etc.)
      • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (1844)
        *May refer to a later event (Playbill not specifically dated)
          Info in Record:
          • Performance Type:
            Exhibition
          • Troupe Name: “The Fourteen Ioway Indians, From near the Rocky Mountains, in America”
          • Days & Times: “each day this week”
          • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
          • Program Info: “Dances, Games, Ball Plays, Songs, Archery and Equestrian Exercises”
          • Other:
            audience,
            description/review
            performance time (“from three to six”),
            other (name of individual responsible for booking – Mr Catlin)
        • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (1844)
          *May refer to a later event (Playbill not specifically dated)
            Info in Record:
            • Performance Type:
              Exhibition
            • Troupe Name: “Fourteen Ioway Indians”
            • Days & Times: “each day of this week”
            • Venue Name: “Vauxhall Gardens”
            • Program Info: “War & Other Dances, Archery, Ball Playing, Riding, &c, &c.”
            • Other:
              audience,
              performance time (“from three to six”),
              ticket info,