Indian Princesses & Cowgirls: Stereotypes from the Frontier

January 10 - February 17, 2002

Curated by Marilyn Burgess and Gail Guthrie Valaskakis


Circulated by Presentation House


  • Annie Oakley in later life, dressed as an Indian Princess for a costume ball, 1919, photographer unknown. Courtesy of the Garst Museum, Greenville, Ohio.
    Special Events

    Opening reception
    January 9, 5:30 - 7:30


    This exhibition presented a topography of stereotypical images of gender and race in late 19th century and early 20th century advertising images and in art. Focusing on several types, the exhibition draws out the repetition of certain imaginary figures, while presenting contrasting juxtapositions in documentary photography and contemporary artists' interventions.