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'Handy Book for Collectors' book cover illustration
Description: Front cover of the book "Handy Book for Collectors: Containing Illustrations, Descriptions and Prices of Rare Indian and Mound Builder Relics" by W.K. Moorehead. The cover image features a drawing of a pipe and the caption "Mound Builder Pipe from Tennessee." Moorehead, a well-known American archeologist, had been fascinated by Indians and their culture since his boyhood in Xenia, Ohio. He enrolled in Denison University (Granville, Ohio) in 1884 and began collecting hundreds of specimens from Indian sites near Granville. He later worked at the Smithsonian Institution and then conducted his own exploration of Fort Ancient in Ohio. He also conducted explorations of the Hopewell site near Chillicothe, Ohio, and at pueblos in the Southwest U.S. In 1894 Moorehead became curator of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, a post he held for three years. In 1908 President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Moorehead to the Board of the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners. He served on the board until 1934, when it was abolished by executive order. In the earlier part of his career, Moorehead built a personal collection of artifacts found at his excavation sites, he later became a strong advocate for just treatment of Native Americans. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05899
Subjects: Moorehead, Warren King, 1866-1939; Mound-builders--Ohio; American Indians--Archaeology; American Indians; Book cover art; Catalogs; Archaeology
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