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DON DOLL, S.J., COLLECTION


Photographs, interviews, and background documentation on notable individual Brulé, Dakota, Hunkpapa, Oglala, Sans Arc, and Yankton Indians, mostly in South Dakota, which were compiled for the book, Vision Quest: Men, Women, and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.

Gift from Donald A. Doll, S.J., 2004. Processed by Mark G. Thiel, CA (Certified Archivist), Tamara Lange, and student assistants, 2004-2005.


Biographical Note

Donald A. Doll (1937-), S.J. is a Jesuit priest and photographer whose works have been featured in National Geographic (“Hunters of the Being Sea,” June 1984, and “The Athabascans along the Yukon,” February 1990) and a number of the Day in the Life of… books, including America, California, Italy, Ireland, Passage to Vietnam, and Christmas in America. He was introduced to photography and the Brulé Indians while serving at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota in 1975. Two of his books are Crying for a Vision, 1976 and Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation, 1994.

"Father Don" has been active in the National Press Photographers Association and has received numerous awards, including the 1997 Kodak Crystal Eagle Award for Impact in Photojournalism for his many years of work with Native Americans. Since 1969 he has served as a professor of journalism and holds the Heider Endowed Jesuit Chair at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

In spring, 2008, he served as the Marquette University Wade Scholar Lecturer. In conjunction, the Marquette Haggerty Museum presented “The Grandeur of God”: Photographs by Don Doll, S.J. The exhibition’s title was inspired by the poem, “God’s Grandeur,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1877. The exhibition included a selection of Doll’s Native American images, panoramas along the Lewis and Clark Trail, Jesuits assisting refugees in Uganda, Sudan, and Eastern Europe, landmine victims in Angola, and Tsunami survivors in India and Sri Lanka.


Scope and Content

The Don Doll, S.J., Collection includes several publications by Doll plus the documentation compiled by him for the book, Vision Quest: Men, Women and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation.

Series 2 and Series 3, the Vision Quest Project: All documentation in Series 2 and Series 3 pertains to the Vision Quest project, which resulted in the book, Vision Quest. The Vision Quest documentation pertains to 82 prominent American Indians from South Dakota, Minnesota, and North Dakota, all of who were active in their cultural reawakening of the 1970s and 1980s. The documentation is divided by format into four sub-series pertaining to color photographic prints, color transparencies, interview recordings, and transcripts with related news clippings. There under the sub-series are arranged alphabetically by surname.

The documentation pertains to these persons who are noted with their ethnic affiliation. Where pertinent, specific notes about the arrangement and content of the documentation are included.

Some papers pertaining to almost all of the following have not been processed.


The Vision Quest Project: Participants and Related Papers

 

Agard (Hunkpapa), Aljoe

 

Iron Heart (Oglala), Bessie [No photographic prints included.]

 

Allen (Santee), George, Sr., with daughters Marie and Eloise [No photographic prints included.]

 

Jordan (Oglala), Reverend (Catholic) Collins (C.P.) P.

 

Amiotte (Oglala), Arthur

 

Jumping Bull (Oglala), Calvin [Omitted from book.]

 

Black Bear (Brulé)

Kills Straight (Oglala), Birgil

 

Ben

 

LaCroix (Santee), Art

 

Tillie

 

Larrabee (Sans Arc), Eunice

 

Black Elk (Oglala), Charlotte

 

Leader Charge (Brulé), Doris

 

Blue (Santee), Pearl [No photographic prints included.] [No transcript included.] [Omitted from book.]

 

Little Dog (Hunkpapa), Adele [No photographic prints included.]

 

Bordeaux (Brulé)

 

Locke (Hunkpapa), Pat [Omitted from book.]

 

Lionel

 

Looking Horse (Sans Arc), Arvol

 

Richard [No photographic prints included.] [Omitted from book.]

 

Lunderman (Brulé), Alex

 

Brave (Brulé), Misty [Omitted from book.]

 

McNeil (Hunkpapa), Ron [Omitted from book.]

 

Broken Leg (Brulé)

 

McRay (Santee), Carl

 

Reverend (Episcopal) Martin

 

Means (Oglala), Russell [No photographic prints included.]

 

Reverend (Episcopal) Noah

 

Medicine (Hunkpapa), Beatrice (Bea), Phd.

 

Bull Bear (Oglala),  Royal [No photographic prints included.]

 

Menard (Brulé), Nellie

 

Campbell (Santee), Curtis

 

Mills (Oglala), Billy

 

Catches (Oglala), Pete

 

New Holy (Oglala), Alice [No photographic prints included.]

 

Chief Eagle (Brulé), Dallas [No transcript included.] [Omitted from book.]

 

One Feather (Oglala), Gerald [No photographic prints included.]

  Clifford (Oglala)  

One Star (Brulé), Lloyd

 

Gerald [Some files combined under “Black Elk, Charlotte.”]

 

Pechota (Brulé), Terry [No photographic prints included.]

 

Sister Geraldine, O.S.F.

 

Penn (Brulé), Bobby

 

Cook (Santee or Sisseton) Liz

 

Peterson (Oglala), Helen

 

Crawford (Sisseton and Wahpeton) Bryan

 

Prescott (Santee), Leonard

 

Driving Hawk (Brulé), Virginia [Omitted from book.]

 

Primeau (Yankton), Asa [No photographic prints included.]

 

Ducheneaux (Sans Arc), Wayne [No photographic prints included.]

 

Red Elk, Lois [No transcript included.] [Omitted from book.]

 

Fire Thunder (Oglala), Cecelia

 

Reifel (Brulé), Doctor Lucy [No photographic prints included.]

 

Flute (Sisseton and Wahpeton) Jerry

 

Richards (Oglala), Chuck [No photographic prints included.]

 

Flying Bye (Hunkpapa), Joe [No photographic prints included.]

 

Sherman (Oglala), Geraldine [Omitted from book.]

 

Giago (Oglala), Tim

 

Shields (Assiniboine and/or Sisseton), Caleb [No photographic prints included.]

 

Gipp (Hunkpapa), David M.

 

Thin Elk (Oglala),  Gene

 

Gonzalez (Oglala), Mario, [No photographic prints included.]

 

Trimble (Oglala), Chuck [No photographic prints included.]

 

Grey Eagle (Oglala), Robert [No transcript included.] [Omitted from book.]

 

Two Bulls (Oglala),  Matt and Nellie

 

Hall (Hunkpapa), Mary [No photographic prints included.]

 

Venegas (Sisseton and Wahpeton), Hildreth

  Heart (Brulé), Carol Ann [Files combined under "Looking Horse, Arvol."]  

Vocu (Oglala), Leo [No transcript included.] [Omitted from book.]

 

Hollow (Assiniboine and/or Sisseton), Norman

 

Westerman (Sisseton and Wahpeton), Floyd Red Crow

 

Hollow Horn Bear (Brulé), Duane [No photographic prints included.]

 

White Bird (Brulé), Francis

 

Holy Eagle (Oglala)

 

White Hat (Brulé), Albert

 

James

 

White Plume (Oglala), Alex

 

Sonja

 

Wilson (Oglala), Doctor Jim

 

Horn Cloud (Oglala), Bill and Nancy [Omitted from book.]

 

Wilson (Hunkpapa), Mary Louise Defender

 

Horse Looking (Sans Arc), Arvil 

 

Young (Hunkpapa), Phyllis [No photographic prints included.]



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