"The People" by Carol Ormond Now Available
An ignored people who, despite all odds, were instrumental in the success of John Wesley Powell's Expeditions. Immortalized in the only existing collection outside the Smithsonian of John Hiller's 116 original 1872 albumen photographs. Now the photographs are preserved and this people's incredible story of surviving and thriving in the most inhospitable place in North America can be told.
250 Pages, hard bound in full color. Price Includes Shipping and Handling
A rare collection of 116 albumen photographs taken between 1872-1875 now showing at the Maynard Dixon Home and Studio/Thunderbird Foundation in Mt. Carmel, Utah. This extraordinary collection of images by John "Jack" Hillers was donated to the Thunderbird Foundation in 1998. Hillers produced a number of sets to be used by John Wesley Powell to lobby Congress for more money for his expeditions. This is the only known collection that is intact with all 116 images. The “why” for the book is that while both Powell and Hillers have been celebrated, the tribes who contributed to their successes have been largely unknown and unrecognized. They are the missing piece of the story of Powell’s expeditions.