Letters of Acknowledgement 1983-2014

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We were pleased to see the interesting article about Crazy Horse Mountain and the Black Hills in the “Sydney City Express” and the “Voice”  We are interested in obtaining two more copies each of the paper. The date for the Express was November 24, 1982. And the Voice January 15, 1983. I did not know who else to contact to get these copies, so I hope you don’t mind my writing to you. We will of course be glad to pay any expenses involved. Thank you.

Mrs Ruth Ziolkowski, Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota, USA, January, 1983.

Thank you so much for your letter and the magazine “Ethnic News Review.” I am happy that the photographs were a help to you. We very much enjoyed both the Crazy Horse Memorial articles written by you and appreciate you sending the magazine. I will be happy to talk with you regarding “Light at the end of the Tunnel” when you come in April. I have a number of questions and I think it would be much more convenient for both of us if we could talk to one another. Thanks again for your letter and magazines, and I look forward to seeing you in April.

Mrs. Ruth Ziolkowski, Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota, USA, February 1984.

This is to inform you that we are in receipt of your letter and your photographs. We are quite impressed by the quality and high contrast of your pictures. We would be extremely interested in using several of them for inclusion in the forthcoming issue of “Greasy Grass.” Would it be possible to obtain from you the negatives so we can produce the finest duplications possible? We will make sure you receive full credit. Please respond as soon as possible. Also, if you are agreeable to forwarding the negatives, please inform us how you wish the credit line to appear.

Neill Mangum, Chief Historian, Custer Battlefield, Montana, USA, December 1985.

I did not meet you but my son Johnny Joe White Plume did and he asked me to write to you. Thank you for sending us the photographs of him that you took at Cedar Pass. You take wonderful photos! John is in the Black Hills and he is acting in a movie called “Dances with Wolves.” John says hi and thank you.

Derba White Plume, Lakota, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA, October, 1989.

I would like to thank you for delivering to this library in accordance with the New South Wales Copyright Act, 1879-1952, the title listed below. This publication will be kept in the library as part of the documentary record of the State, and may in time become the only copy in existence. Your co-operation in making it available is very much appreciated, and any further publications you may issue will also be gratefully received. This is your official receipt for “The Great Plains Revisited” by Andrew Hogarth.

Alison Cook, Librarian, State Library of New South Wales, March 1990.

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We are delighted with your continued efforts in preserving the history and character of the Indians of the Western plains. Your photographs are vivid portrayals of a unique people and the places that are important in their lives. Thank you, Andrew, for your contributions locally and internationally. You will not be forgotten, and you will always be welcome in this – your heartland.

Patty Myers, Secretary, Fort Phil Kearny, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA, September 1990.

This is to officially acknowledge receipt of legal deposit copies of your books “Light at the end of the tunnel” 1985 and “Battlefields, Monuments and Markers” 1988. We are very pleased to have these for the State Library of New South Wales. I thank you on behalf of the Library Council of New South Wales. The Library has already received “The Great Plains Revisited” from you and your continuing interest is very much appreciated.

Alan Tasker, Field Librarian, State Library of New South Wales, October 1990.

Andy has given the association several thousand dollars of photographs, negatives and material collected through the years for his books. These include photo’s of every major battlesite, monuments and markers of the Indian Wars on the Plains, as well information on these sites. His gift includes portraits and scenic photographs. Andy’s books The Teton Sioux 1986, Battlefields, Monuments and Markers 1987 and The Great Plains Revisited 1990 were printed and sold-out in Australia. Copies are available to see at Fort Phil Kearny Visitors Centre.

Mary Ellen McWilliams, President, Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, Lookout Magazine, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA, December 1990.

Bill Tallbull  is gaining something of an international reputation. He’ll be attending the World Archeological Convention in Columbia in September. His account of his grandmother’s survival at Sand Creek is being reprinted by an association member in Sweden and Bill is also included in Andy Hogarth’s Great Plains Revisited book printed in Australia.

Mary Ellen McWilliams, President, Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, Lookout Magazine, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA, December 1990.

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I am sorry to be late with this, and to be so unsatisfactory. I recall my sister Mari referring to this Sappa Creek many times and always from the Indian point of view. I was with her once in 1930 when she interviewed Chief He Dog of the Oglala-Lakota. I recall the Doc Wimer letters and they are in the Love Library in the Indian material, and also in the letters on file there. I have heard of your work from a couple of people who have met you along the way, and they are impressed with your research.

Caroline Sandoz Pifer, Author/Rancher, Sand Hills, Nebraska, USA, 1991.

Many thanks for the info and negative. They will indeed be an added addition to our photo collection. I am very anxious to see your story as I do agree with you also. Again many thanks Andrew for working together even if it was only by letters. I consider that time a bond of friendship. I hope and pray you can come back to the USA and I’ll be totally upset if you don’t try to visit me.

John Sipes Jr, Southern Cheyenne Tribal Historian, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, July 1991.

We have received the material and the printing negatives for your book “Cheyenne Hole.” Thank you very much. I have also gotten the book reviews you mailed earlier. Are any of these available? Just in case you have never received the thank you for the book you sent me, again I say thanks. I also want you to know that I am very impressed with this book. My board has asked that you give some means of written permission to print the “Cheyenne Hole” book. They feel that this book is very well written and will be a big asset to our museum. Thanks to you and your wife for including us in this project.

Fonda Farr Curator, Last Indian Raid Museum, Oberlin, Kansas, USA, March 1991.

Thank you so much for the booklet “Cheyenne Hole.” You did a wonderful job of telling the story and the research and facts are very accurate too. It is nice to read someone else’s point of view.

Natalie Mickey, Curator, Rawlins County Historical Society, Atwood, Kansas, USA, 1992.

Many thanks for your book! It meets the same high standards as your earlier works, and is a substantial contribution to the history of the American white and Indian conflict. I hope the Cheyenne response to “Cheyenne Hole” has been good. I see no reason why it would not be. Take care, and I will be keeping in touch.

Doug Ellison, Western Author, Medora, North Dakota, January, 1992.

We were delighted to receive the two copies of “Cheyenne Hole: The Story of the Sappa Creek Massacre, April 23, 1875, Rawlins County, Kansas.” that you sent us recently. We like to obtain copies of all Kansas material and it isn’t always easy to do. So we appreciate the co-operation of generous people like you who so kindly see to it that we can.

David A. Haury, Director, Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, USA, April 1992.

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We are in the process of preparing a grant proposal to obtain funding to preserve the Mari Sandoz Collection housed in Archives/Special Collections at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Those of us who work with the Sandoz materials are well aware of their importance to researchers and students. The regional history preserved by Sandoz in her correspondence and research files and the detailed note cards are important to current research and to that of future generations. Since you are familiar with the collection, you are aware of the need to begin preserving it as soon as possible. papers are crumbling as they are handled because they are highly acidic and are housed in conditions of excessively low humidity and poor lighting. A letter of support from you would be invaluable in our efforts to secure funding to preserve the Mari Sandoz Collection.

Kathleen A. Johnson, English and American Literature Bibliographer and Project Director, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, April 1992.

The Colorado Historical Society would like to congratulate you on the completing of your book on Sappa Creek, and thank you for your generous donation of copies. They will be a valued addition to our collection.

Patrick J. Fraker, The Colorado History Museum, Denver, Colorado, USA, April, 1992.

I want to acknowledge with pleasure and gratitude, receipt of two autographed copies of your book: “Lakota Spirit: The Life of Native American Jack Little 1920-1985” as gifts for our library. We shall make them available for researchers as soon as we have them catalogued. Gifts such as yours help us expand our holdings and offer researchers the wide range of resources for which our library is known. Thank you for giving these books to the Western History Collections. We appreciate the opportunity to include them in our holdings. Best wishes for the holiday season.

Donald L. DeWitt, Curator, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, USA, December 1992.

Thank you for sending your publication Lakota Spirit to the National Library of Australia. Your co-operation is greatly appreciated. Attached is the official copyright receipt, issued in accordance with Section 201 (3.) of the Copyright Act, 1968. Legal Deposit Receipt No: 129112.

Leanne McKinnon, Senior Librarian, Australian Acquisitions, Canberra, ACT, February 1993.

I was sure, in fact my records indicate, that I sent you a thank-you for the copies of “Lakota Spirit.”  If, indeed anything got lost, I thank you again for the pieces. One copy will be included in the Sandoz collection under the portion of those having published works as a result of using or contacting the Sandoz collection whilse the other copy will be catalogued as a book belonging to her personal working library. I hope your work is progressing in the way you would like and bringing you much satisfaction. We are very pleased to be included as recipients of your gifts ! Again thank you and best wishes !

Lynn Beideck-Porn, Special Collections, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, February 1993.

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You wouldn’t believe all the excitement at Lakota Lutheran Centre the day you called. There was a number of Native American people there and everyone was surprised and excited about a call from Australia! Thank you for the pictures and books you sent. As many people here in Scottsbluff knew Jack and Gus, I posted the pictures and articles on the bulletin board at Lakota Lutheran Centre. Also the drawing of Jack sketched by your friend. Enclosed you will find a letter giving Andrew Hogarth Publishing the right to print “Lakota Spirit.” I am happy to do it, and thank you for all the things you have sent, and all the work you have done. I will be happy of course, to receive any portion of the profits, but that is not why I am doing this. I am just as anxious for Jack’s story to be known today as I was when we wrote it. I have a few of the “Light at the end of the Tunnel” left and people borrow them all the time. By this fact, I know that his story is just as relevant today as it was then. So, I wish you great luck in your project. With your enthusiasm and enterprise, I’m sure it will be a success.

Shirley Brown-Thunder, Author Lakota Spirit, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA, May 1993.

Thank you for sending the library material listed below to the National Library of Australia. The official legal deposit receipt number is issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 201 (3) of the Copyright Act of 1968. Native Lands: The West of the American Indian, 1982-1992 by Andrew Hogarth. Andrew Hogarth Publishing, Waverley, New South Wales 2024. 0646132040. Legal Deposit Receipt Number: LD93/5880. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Leanne McKinnon, Senior Librarian, Australian Acquisitions,   Canberra, ACT, November 1993.

We wish to acknowledge with thanks, receipt of the following publication on legal deposit under the NSW Copyright Act of 1879- 1952.  Battlefields, Monuments and Markers: A Guide to Native American engagements from 1854 – 1890. By Andrew Hogarth and Kim Vaughan. 26 / 2 / 1994.

University of Sydney Library, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, February, 1994.

Thank you for your latest donation to our Special Collections: “Battlefields, Monuments and Markers.” For the time being we are housing your publications in the Mari Sandoz room, but I suspect that we will send each book to be catalogued and added to our special collections under author and title. Since you have been so generous in including us with items from Hogarth Publishing, it only seems appropriate that we catalogue these items and get your name on the automated system, accessible nationwide to researchers able to plug in to our system. Again, Thank you.

Lynn Beideck-Porn, Special Collections, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, March 1994.

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ABC Television produces a weekly magazine video for showing on all Qantas Airlines domestic flights within Australia. One segment that is avidly watched is the “What’s On” segment that shows and promotes outstanding events on around the country. Competition is fierce for such promotional spots and we choose only those of outstanding merit and visual appeal. One such event we promoted recently was Andrew Hogarth’s photographic exhibition “Native Lands: The West of the American Indian” at the Graphis Gallery in Woollahra, Sydney. We chose it because of the strength and beauty of the images, and the impact of their content. Very few photographic exhibitions get promoted on our show because often the content is not strong enough to create a “must see that” impression on the audience. We also chose to run it for two weeks instead of the usual one week only, once again because of its’ inherent worth. We recommend it as a definite “must see” for anyone who loves and cares about beauty and culture.

Ros Lawson, Supervising Producer, ABC TV Marketing, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, November 1994.

Just a note to let you know that I received your card and books. Thank you very much! they are great. I and some of my children read them and enjoyed your work! I am looking forward to seeing Johnny Joe in the photograph book you mentioned. My family and I are in good health and spirits, and all is going well for us. Take care of yourself and keep in touch – A friend.

Debra White Plume, Lakota Teacher, Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, USA, 1994.

I am writing to thank you most sincerely for your gift of books on the life of Jack Little to our school library. I apologise for not writing sooner, but have been reading the book bit by bit in my lunch breaks. It will be a useful addition to our library, and the multiple copies will be practical for classroom use. What an interesting history! I know very little about the North American Indians, and I was especially impressed with the way the book evokes the importance of spiritual relationships in Indian life. Also, it was refreshing to understand better their view of the world. We could learn so much from these people. Thank you again for your gift. Should you visit Armidale, I do hope you will make a detour to view our school and library. I am sure Emma Ryan will make a good guide! Yours sincerely.

Elizabeth Campbell, Librarian, New England Girls School, Armidale, NSW, Australia, September 1994.

Thank you very much for the twenty books you donated to our school. The Native American Studies class will be happy to receive “Lakota Spirit: The Life of Native American Jack Little 1920-1985.” It was very thoughtful of you to remember Red Cloud Indian School. I am sure the students will enjoy reading the books.

Father William G. McKenney, Director, Red Cloud School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, USA, July 1995.

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Thank you very much for your generous donation to the Standing Rock Community/Tribal Library. The twenty copies of the book “Lakota Spirit” are truly appreciated. Thank you.

Mary Bianco-Welte, Tribal/College Librarian, Fort Yates, North Dakota, USA, August 1995.

This letter is to let you know that Fort Abraham Lincoln is very interested in your “Battlefields, Monuments and Markers” exhibition for our 1997 tourist season. We feel it would be perfect for our site and enhance our visitation. Thanks again for your wonderful “Battlefields, Monuments and Markers” book, it is already selling well for us at our museum gift shops. It is nice to have such an encompassing piece of history to pass on to our visitors. Hope things are going well for you and please keep us informed about the exhibitions and their process.

Kristie Frieze, Interpretive Site Manager, Fort Abraham Lincoln Foundation, North Dakota, USA, August 1995.

The Campbell County Rockpile Museum looks forward to the arrival of the “Battlefields, Monuments and Markers” exhibit at the museum in approximately one year. This major exhibit will most certainly contribute to the museums prestige. On behalf of the museum board, please accept our thanks for your willingness to work with our small county museum in bringing the “Battlefields” exhibit to Gillette. I hope you had a good flight home and that your research, photography, and exhibition scheduling efforts continue to realise success.

Brandon Case, Director, Campbell County Rockpile Museum, Gillette, Wyoming, October 1995.

I am honoured that you have chosen my image for your upcoming exhibition. My family wishes you every success. The terms you outlined for the prints you offer are satisfactory. Also my tribal background is as follows: Umatilla, Yakima and Cree. Take care and good luck in your endeavours. From all my relations.

Raymond Cree, Yakima-Cree-Umitilla, Pendleton, Oregon, USA, January 1996.

Thanks for the brochure for “Native Lands.” I am happy to see that your work is so well received! Of course we will place this along with your other donations, in the Sandoz Room. As I looked at the photographs, I wondered how your work would look, displayed and juxtaposed with the earlier photos of Edward Curtis. In his day, he photographed Native Americans and your images shows traditional as well as modernised touches (i. e. Roy Pete). Anyway, they are very good. Thanks again, and good luck in your work this coming year.

Lynn Beideck-Porn, Librarian, Special Collections, University of Nebarska, Lincoln, Nebraska March, USA, 1996.

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I was able to bring the exhibit from Douglas with little effort. Arlene and her staff were very gracious and helpful. I actually had it on the walls at our museum by September 19 so we had it showing a little longer than anticipated. The exhibit was viewed by at least 1500 people during the time it was in our museum and was greatly appreciated by all concerned. I am enclosing copies of the publicity in the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival publication for your information. We all thank you greatly for the loan of your photographs. We feel that you have done a very sincere and fine job and wish you good fortune in the future.

Jo Anne Byrd, Director of Exhibits, Jackson Hole Museum & Historical Society,    Jackson, Wyoming, USA, October 1996.

Thank you for sending the “Powwow” photograph. Third and final exhibit? It is a very nice shot. We ended the month of August with 4850 people visiting the Native Lands exhibition. I feel that it received good exposure and was well received. The local newspaper ran a photo of the reception. I hope all is well with you. It was nice to meet Kim this summer. When you return to promote “Powwow” maybe we can get together to do some exploring.

Arlene Eckart-Earnst, Curator, Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, Douglas, Wyoming, USA, November 1996.

I got your request to write down dads account on the retrieving of the Indian bodies killed in 1903. I lack a flair with a pen, but here goes. This is the story he told me many times since I was old enough to ride horses back and the two and the two of us were in that area together. It had to have been in 1936, two old Hoppies-Jitneys ( old Cars) full of Indians, stopped at the house, and wanted to go down the creek and dig up the remains of those they had buried so long ago. He granted permission and agreed to go to the burial ground with them. ( I don’t know if he rode with them, but I think he went horseback – the cars were full ). It was two fellows that had been there before and they did all the work. One would find a tree or where a tree had been, then step to another tree. If the steps didn’t come out right he would try another route. After a try or two and the right space between trees was found the second Indian paced off some steps and would dig. He (dad) claimed that every time he dug, he struck bones. By now I was trying to find how many they dug up, so I would ask “They just dug up one” ? The answer was nearly always the same. “ Hell no Davey they dug up several and it was all from steps and memory after thirty-three years.”  So then I would try seven or eight bodies and he would tell me – “No No  there wasn’t that many killed, but they done it all with steps and memory.” I would try my number game till I got it down to three or four bodies, which is consistent to any confirmed killed. The fact that they came back and buried their comrades in the evening light or even the darkness and thirty-three years later and could find them with only steps and memory never ceased to amaze him. It was truly a remarkable feat. It was close to a year later when Black Kettle was buried again in a final resting spot at the fair grounds in a ceremonial burial. I wish I could do a better job but this is pretty close to his observation and his account. Thank you Andrew for telling these peoples story.

Dave Thomson, Lightning Creek Rancher, Converse County, Wyoming, USA, June, 1996.

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I want to acknowledge receipt of a portfolio presentation of “Powwow: Native American Celebration” as a gift for our archives. As usual, your photography is superb and we are pleased to add these items to the others you have sent in the past. Thank you for sending a sample from your most recent exhibit. I greatly appreciate receiving examples of your work for our collections. It was very thoughtful of you to remember the Western History Collections. Your letter and the accompanying news items testify to a summer that has been strenuous if not hectic. Best wishes for the coming holiday season.

Donald L. DeWitt, Curator, Oklahoma University Libraries,   Norman, Oklahoma, USA, December 1996.

This letter is in reference to your request to use the Buffalo Bill Historical Centre’s powwow commentary in your catalogue for the upcoming exhibit “Powwow: Native American Celebration.” Please feel free to use this material in your catalogue. It appears that you have given proper credit to the Historical Centre, so we would have no objections to this use. Thank you for the samples of your powwow photographs. I looked through your photograph titles and it appears that you have images of some of the best dancers in the Northern Plains region. Best wishes on your upcoming exhibit. I hope to see more of your work as it appears in our area.

Emma I. Hansen, Curator, Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Centre, Cody, Wyoming, USA, December 1996.

I’ve had a fascinating time talking to Andrew Hogarth about his work in documenting – in photographs and words – the life and times of the contemporary North American Indians. I share with him an abiding interest in the old and noble culture he documents – but he has pursued it with greater energy over more years and many more kilometres. Attending his exhibition Powwow at the Graphis Fine Art Gallery, Woollarha, Sydney was a fascinating experience: the character in those Indian Faces speaking of a spirituality sadly lacking in the material world the majority of us live ( Survive ) in. We spoke ( at length ) on the phone, later recording an interview for broadcast on Later Tonight ( Saturdays from 9pm on 2RES-FM ) and again at the gallery. He has so many insights / stories about the people he photographs. I wish him well in his work and look forward to seeing more of his photography.

Mike Muir, Radio Presenter, 2RES-FM Radio Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, April, 1997.

Thank you for contributing to our Morning Program today, sharing a personal story about your relationship and dealings with the native Indians of America. The story has created great interest, with many 2Nc listeners calling the station for further information about the photographic exhibition, Powwow, which is on display at the Graphis Fine Art Gallery in Sydney until April 30th,1997. Enclosed is a cassette copy of the interview between yourself and Madeleine Randall. Thanks again, and all the best from the Morning Program Team.

Bronween Bashford, Senior Producer, Morning Program ABC Radio, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, April, 1997.

Just a short note to confirm the details for our interview with you at the Graphis Gallery which is showing the Powwow exhibition and to give you some information on our show.  The programme is a joint Network Seven and Walt Disney Television production. Now in its seventh year of production, Saturday Disney continues to dominate Saturday morning ratings with an average national audience of over 600,000 viewers weekly from 7.00-9.30am.  We are really looking forward to talking with you and seeing your unique photographs of American Indians. The story will be going to air some time in June, I will call to confirm the date as soon as the segment is scheduled.

Suzie Baird, Production Co-ordinator, Saturday Disney, Channel Seven, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, April, 1997.

Thank you for taking the time out to appear on the Network TEN’s national information show, Monday to Friday, to talk about your current exhibition – Powwow: Native American Celebration, and your extraordinary efforts to learn and document Native American culture. The segment we recorded will go to air on Wednesday April 30. Good luck with your future explorations.

Sandra Radice, Segment Producer, Monday To Friday with Greg Evans and Joan Hardy, Network Ten Television, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, April, 1997.

It was very good to hear from you. I greatly appreciate you sending the beautiful powwow photographs and the press material. I much enjoyed them and your letter. You should be very proud of your determination, which saw you through this incredible achievement. I have not forgotten Sipes, although I have not yet contacted him. Since moving to North Carolina, I began teaching Native American History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It was great to hear from you. Congratulations on your splendid accomplishment. Take care. Keep in touch.

Joseph C. Porter, Western Author, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, June, 1997.

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How proud I am to hear of your success! Thank you for the note and powwow photograph. You must feel singularly exhausted and complete. When I look at our Edward Curtis volumes, I think of your work. This past year, I have been exploring Native American spirituality: Lakota religion, the Red Path, Black Elk, etc. I started reading Barbra Kingsolver (fantastic) and now a letter from you. In these words I find strength and some kind of comfort, like coming home, you know, where things feel right. Your work does not explain or rationalise. It does not capture and define with words. (It seems that we have already done too much of this with native Americans, Blacks, women, etc). Your work simply observes. In that is tradition, modernisation, humour and finally a sense of what it is to be human. Any one of us can exhibit a range of states of being. Over all our years of correspondence, I regret not being able to meet you in person, to look at your face and up close greet a kindred spirit. I hope that the completion of your project does not mean I will not hear from you again, now and then.

Lynn Beideck-Porn, Librarian, Special Collections, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, August 1997.

To Whom it may concern, The Jim Gatchell Museum in Buffalo Wyoming, has been associated with Andrew Hogarth since 1995. During that time his professionalism and passion for his work have always been apparent. We have been proud to host his “Native Lands” exhibit during the summer of 1997. We have also featured an excerpt from his book, “Lakota Spirit” in our quarterly newsletter, “The Sentry.” Quoting the editor: “Hogarth’s Native American photos have a haunting quality reminiscent of sun-swept prairies, ancient villages, and a proud people whose spirit is undiminished by time.” The Jim Gatchell Museum’s observations of Hogarth’s photos is their appeal to audiences regardless of age, ethic origin, or nationality. The photos are an American footnote to frontier history-as it was, what it became, and the subtle speculation in the eyes of the subjects of what tomorrow may be. The attraction of these photos is the drawing of the viewer into the Native American world. There is a sharing, an understanding, a joining of people transcending conventional boundaries. Hogarth’s photos communicate and I highly recommend his exhibits to institutions interesting in presenting an honest perception of the American Indian.

Gary C. Anderson, Director, Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum, Buffalo, Wyoming, USA, August 1997.

Well its a cold night here in South Dakota, so how is it in Australia? I’m going to school and I was on the powwow trail all this past summer. I went to Arizona, New Mexico, California, Oregon, Montana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, and a little ways into Saskatchewan, Canada. I took a lot of first place championships. Well I was just wondering if you finished your book “Powwow: Native American Celebration.” If you have I would please like a copy. Yes I received your photographs, that you sent me from Crow Fair 1996. I’m glad you like the pictures you took of me. Well please write back to me.

Jay Eagle, Hunkpapa-Lakota, Bullhead, South Dakota, USA, October 1997.

Dear Brian Bach, I am the Director of Graphis Art, a prestigious print gallery in Sydney, Australia. During our showing of the exhibition “Powwow: Native American Celebration” by Andrew Hogarth, we had enormous interest from the Australian media (television, radio and print) and also from the Australian public at large. People travelled from all around the country to visit the exhibition, and we had telephone enquires during the show and for months after the exhibition had closed. The exhibition was a great success both culturally and financially. Andrew Hogarth’s deep rooted love of his subject is clearly evident in the photographs which are both stimulating and historically important. Throughout my travels across America I have seen many Native American galleries and shows. Andrew’s work is unique in this context. I highly recommend him and his work to Exhibits USA.

Michael Podles, Director, Graphis Gallery, Woollarha, New South Wales, Australia, 1997.

I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to provide some feedback from our advisory panel meeting last week, at which time your proposal for Powwow: Native American Celebration was presented for review. This panel is comprised of museum professionals from across the country and its purpose is to provide guidance on the viability of each exhibition proposal with regard to curatorial content, logistic, pricing, etc. This information is then used to modify the proposals that we present to our board of directors, April 15-17. In general the advisory panel found this exhibition to be an excellent candidate for inclusion in our program. The high quality of the photographs, combined with the excellent caption text, yields an exhibition that would be of great interest to our constituents. Thank you, Andrew for all your efforts thus far. I look forward to working with you on this fine project.

Brian Bach, Curator, Exhibits USA, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, April 1998.

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Congratulations! I am happy to report that our board of directors has decided to include your exhibition, Powwow: Native American Celebration, in our fall 1998 Exhibit USA marketing catalogue. Assuming that we secure the minimum number of venues required to begin actual development of the exhibition, we shall be working towards a beginning tour date of September 2000.

Brian Bach, Curator, Exhibits USA, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, April 1998.

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the children and teachers at the Newcastle Waldorf School for your most generous donations of the books “Lakota Spirit.” I am sure these books will make a wonderful contribution to the life of the school and help extend the understanding and admiration of us all for a group of people and their way of life as represented in Jack Little. The books are a wonderful contribution to our small library and they have the opportunity here of spreading the story of the life of Jack Little through many generations into the future. Thank you once again from all of us.”

K. Montefine on behalf of the College of Teachers and the pupils, New South Wales, May, 1998.

Thanks for the nice card and note. I have quite a collection from our years of communication. It is sad to think that I won’t hear more progress reports; I always looked forward to the Australian stamp and exotic looking envelopes full of air mail stamps and postal marks from somewhere far away.  Congratulations on your project going on tour for three years. Once you let that go, what will you do ? I often think of what direction I would take should I somehow cut loose from the library and  / or the University. I train show horses, and I have three German sheppard dogs and love working with them. I also work with retarded people at the weekends, taking them on outings, etc. Do you have education avenues you want to try ? Other artistic ones ? Anyway, thanks again for the latest photo ! Your friend, Lynn Beideck-Porn.

Lynn Beideck-Porn, Librarian, Special Collections, University of Nebarska, Lincoln, Nebraska March, USA, May 1998.

What a pleasant surprise to hear from you and to learn of your success ! I had actually been thinking of you a week or so before your note arrived. My oldest son, Dave, tells me you are correct about Bill Hayes being the name of Shoshone Dancer. Dave says he is from Idaho and is among the best of the best in traditional fancy dance competition. Dave’s wife and daughter are both dancers, my granddaughter is thirteen years old and has won several prizes. She got as far as the semi-final at the big powwow in Conneticut. Khena Bullshields worked with us at our trading post for a while. She travelled to Russia with a group and performed there. You surely did have a wonderful adventure ! Many interesting memories to contemplate ! Hope you enjoy your much deserved break-time and I wish you continued success !

Sharon Hines, Fort Washakie Trading Post, Wyoming, USA, January 1999.

Thanks very much for your kind response to my interest in your work. I was able to track down several of the sites in “Battlefields, Monuments and Markers” before I found your book. Since then, although I will not have the excitement of “Discovery”, I have used your information as a valued resource to plan trips and see places I would never have seen. I’m very grateful for the book, which I consider one of my treasures, and for the other three I now have.

Doug Bernards, Bernards Brothers, California, USA, April 1999.

Thank you very much for sending me the books, brochures and pictures. As I am planning a new trip to the Great Plains region, this additional information will be an enormous help and will surely contribute to make my journey once again an adventure. I will be visiting many of those sites that are featured in your guide book, including maybe the Sappa Creek site which, however, might be hard to locate since you mentioned that it is not sign posted. I firmly believe that approaching those sites with the necessary respect, being capable of grasping their spiritual depth and historic significance, and feeling the presence of the spirits that still roam those areas, can lead to a fulfilling and delighting spiritual experience. I’d like to reiterate my congratulations for your work thus far and I wish you good luck for your future achievements.

Romain Reuter, Luxembourg, Europe, April 1999.

I was glad to hear from you and to receive the revealing pictures in such fine shape. I realise at last what I really look like., and that is well. Someone sent me pictures of Mari in her last days and I am so thankful for them. It is sad that you will no longer be coming to the states, but I consider myself lucky that I met you several times and at some length. I have never met another doing just what you do, it is unusual and innovative. And I treasure every one of the books I have. I hope you will not mind that I use them as examples of what can be done with history. I think of you both when I see the ads for Subaru, and Australian scenery. You have made my life richer for having met.

Caroline Sandoz Pifer, Western Author, Sand Hills, Nebraska, USA, October 1999.

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Thank you for your beautiful letter and sharing your memories of your visits to Crazy Horse and the time you spent with Jack Little. Your letter also brought back many memories for our family of your visits and that period of time in the history of the Memorial. Congratulations on having your exhibition selected for a National Tour of the Unites States by Exhibits USA. We are interested in learning more about the exhibit. Do you have photographs that you could send to us? Many changes have already taken place at Crazy Horse since our 50th anniversary celebration in 1998. Progress on the mountain is continuing at a steady pace even though work on the horse’s head is presenting both artistic and engineering challenges. The mountain is literally being moved, and it is exciting and gratifying to watch as it changes shape. We are thrilled with some exceptional new exhibits in the Native American Educational and Cultural centre and the Indian Museum of North America. It is one of our greatest joys to be able to share the growing collection of Native American art and artefacts with Crazy Horse visitors. We were sorry to learn that you are not planning any future trips to the United States. We will, of course, continue to keep you updated about the progress on the mountain and activities at the Memorial through the “Progress” newspaper and other special mailings. Thank you again for your long time friendship and support to our family and to Crazy Horse Memorial. We hope to hear from you soon regarding the exhibit.

Mrs. Ruth Ziolkowski, Chairman of the Board, Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA, April, 2000.

Received your “Great Plains” CD packet with much surprise. It was good to hear from you, but you may have picked the wrong “judge.” I think after the hair goes, hearing is next, I cannot make out the words. I read them and picked up on the “steps and memories” part and felt complimented. Dad would be pleased. I think you have the right story to tell and hope you’ll get a response from some of the Lakota Sioux you know.

Dave Thomson, Lightning Creek Rancher, Converse County, Wyoming, USA, 2001.

Enclosed is an updated tour schedule for the exhibition Powwow: Native American Celebration. It has been our pleasure to tour this exhibition, which has been well received in communities throughout the country. Thank you for allowing your exhibition to be part of Exhibits USA’s offerings. If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to call.

Tricia Hoffman, Curatorial Assistant, Exhibits USA, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, November 2001.

Good to hear you got the CD’s okay, and thanks for the order. We tried to keep the songs as close to the originals as possible. “Two’s a Crowd” is very rare and not available on CD, we’ve had many inquiries about how to get it, so we thought we should record the songs again. I don’t know what happened to Stuart Jeffries. Last time I saw him was at a charity do in the Minto Hotel about ten years ago. He told me then that he had a lot of Pilot demo’s, but I have lost track of him now. It’s good to hear your exhibition went so well and I think your photographs are top class. I don’t know if you heard the CD by Robbie Robertson on the theme of Native American Indians. It’s in the same area as “Great Plains” and worth a listen. I think that you and Chris did a fine job. I will check out your web site.

Davie Paton, Rock Musician, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, July, 2002.

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You have once again created a masterpiece in the song of “Medicine Water” to honour him. It is rare, especially here in America, that Native American Freedom Fighters of the Plains Indian Wars of 1800’s are honoured in such respectful ways as your song to the spirit of Medicine Water has created to all who listen to the song and Great Plains CD entirely. I know his spirit looks down from his campfires in the “Seana” and smiles knowing that once again have created another milestone to preserving our history and culture. Thanks from my family and the Cheyenne people for your great works to preserve our history and culture also. As always I remain your brother, John.

John L. Sipes Jr, Cheyenne Chief & Tribal Historian, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, August 2002.

It was good to hear from you, and thank you very much for sending the copy of “Sunday Life” with the article about you and your work. Thank you, also, for sharing the information about Crazy Horse with the person that interviewed you. We are glad that things are going so well for you. The photographs that are included with the article are very beautiful. Our work at the Memorial is also going very well. Spring has officially arrived, but we have been experiencing cold, rain and even some snow in the Black Hills. Fortunately, the weather has not deterred our visitors, they are coming in increasing numbers each day. A relatively mild winter enabled us to continue our work on the mountain where the focus is on the horses head. We invite you to visit Crazy Horse whenever it is convenient for you to do so to see the progress on the mountain and the growth that is taking place at the Memorial visitor complex. Thank you again for sending the magazine and for your long time friendship to Crazy Horse Memorial.

Mrs. Korczak Ziolkowski, President & CEO, Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota, USA, May 2003.

I am writing to thank you for your participation in making possible the national tour of Powwow: Native American Celebration. The exhibition reached a large number of people and was well received. I am enclosing a tour schedule, final evaluations, and copies of some of the press clippings to give you an idea of the response to the exhibition. If you have any questions, or need any other information, please contact our register, Angelette Hart. Once again, thank you so much for sharing your important artwork with the many constituents of Exhibits USA.

Jennifer Cahn, Ph. D. Curator of Exhibitions, Exhibits USA, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, February 2004.

Thank you for your lovely note and the great photograph of Crazy Horse-it was nice that the weather cooperated and allowed you to take such a beautiful shot of the mountain. We are sorry that we did not get to see you during your recent visit-my family and I would have loved to have spent some time visiting with you. We will just have to wait for the next time. You mentioned in your note that you are interested in finding a home for your negative collection. Please keep Crazy Horse in mind when you consider this-we are most interested in your collection and especially the ones that pertain to Crazy Horse. We are having a wonderful summer here at Crazy Horse-visitors appreciate seeing the remarkable progress that has taken place on the mountain in recent months, and they enjoy the opportunity to view all of the lastest museum displays in the galleries throughout the memorial complex. Please stay in touch-we invite you to visit Crazy Horse again whenever it is convenient for you to do so to see all off the latest progress on the mountain and the growth that is taking place at the Memorial visitors complex-it would be our pleasure to give you a personal tour.

Mrs. Korczak Ziolkowski, President & CEO, Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA, August 2007.

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This is to congratulate you on the success of your recent retrospective exhibition at St. Vincent’s hospital Sydney. Great Plains: Images of Native America 1981-2006 was received with much interest by patients, staff and visitors to our Level 4 gallery space. On behalf of the St. Vincent’s Campus Art Committee I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your contribution to our Healing Arts Program and in particular the acknowledgement  and promotion that you extended in your interviews with the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sunday Telegraph. It was much appreciated. I wish every success in your future endeavours.

Ms Katarina Cvitkovic, Co-Chair, St. Vincent’s Campus Art Committee, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, November, 2008.

I am so sorry that it has taken this long to get this package sent out to you. I hope that I have remembered to include everything that you wanted. Inside you will find a CD with the scanned images that you picked out, as well as the book and the lapel pins that we carry in the bookstore. Also, thank you so much for the information and the photographs that you sent me. I have one of the pictures set as my computer background right now. It sounds like the rest of your trip was a success. Hopefully, all your research will come together and I am sure the finished product will be great. Stay in touch and please don’t hesitate to contact me for any reason.

Amy Cassidy, Park Ranger, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, St. Augustine, Florida, USA, November 2010.

Dear Mr. Halberstadt, Please find enclosed the signed copy of the release form for the Nathan Blindman images that are to be included in your documentary film “CowJews and Indians.” I have also included in this package two 6×4 inch matted colour images of Nathan for your media material. can I have a signed letter from your company outlining the use of the image and a detailed description on the film for my own files. In closing I would like to wish you and your creative team all the best with the films release.

Andrew Hogarth, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, June 2010.

I’m wondering if you are aware of the kindness and joy you bring to people through your talent and generosity? The evening we all spent listening to you in the gallery was delightful. Your photographic work is superb. I just want to thank you for the two beautiful books, that Brian delivered to me. My wish for you and your wife, in the coming year, is that you’ll both be rich in sunny hours and summer days, spent lavishly.

Lee Thomas, Killcare, New South Wales, Australia, December, 2010.

Thank you so very much for your kind donation of the First Nations portrait. Your thoughtfulness helped our little school at our recent auction and we appreciate your generosity.

Sherry McCourt, Pretty Beach Public School, Wagstaffe, New South Wales, Australia, September, 2011.

On behalf of St. Vincent’s Art Committee, we wish to thank you for exhibiting at Xavier Art Space from 10 January to 14 February 2014. Thank you for stepping in at short notice to fill a vacancy and exhibit your Native America: Dinetah to the Greasy Grass 2008-2013 digital photograph collection from your recent travels across the Great Plains of America and highlight your images on Native Americans. The exhibition was well received by patients, staff and visitors to our Level 4 gallery space and generated much discussion. Thank you for your continued support and contributions to the Hospitals “Healing Arts Program” and in particular the acknowledgement and promotions of our program that you extended in your interviews with the various media outlets across Sydney; it was greatly appreciated. We wish every success in your future endeavours and would welcome you back to exhibit with us again in the future.

Ms Katarina Cvitkovic, Chair, St Vincent’s Hospital Art Committee, Sydney, NSW, Australia, March, 2014.

Thank you so much for the wonderful photographs that you shot at the Mark Bingham Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. You are a kind, lovely and generous man with a keen eye and an obvious love of humanity. It was great to meet you and if ever you might be in Ballina then give me a hoy!

Tobin Saunders, Master of Ceremonies, The Bingham World Cup, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, August, 2014.

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