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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Additional Sources

Description of Series

Pottery

Papers

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Comanche Pots Collection

An Inventory



Descriptive Summary

Creator Rowland, Richard
Title: Comanche Pots Collection,
Dates: 2007
Abstract: A collection of pottery made and fired by Richard Rowland.
Collection # R33.1
Quantity: 5 boxes (5 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

This pottery was made by Oregon artist Richard Rowland using clay gathered at Tule Canyon, Texas. Fragments of bone and deer antler were added during firing. Rowland’s anagama dragon kiln was fueled with mesquite from the Llano Estacado and beaver sticks from Cache Creek, Oklahoma. Pots such as these were used in a reconciliation ceremony between the Comanche Nation and Texas Tech University. The pots in this collection are prototypes; the pots used in the ceremony were given to Comanche Nation College. The ceremony took place at the Medicine Park Ceremonial Grounds near Lawton, Oklahoma, on Sept. 9, 2007. Participants in the ceremony included Wallace Coffey (chairman of the Comanche Nation), Dr. Kim Winkelman (president of Comanche Nation College), Comanche war widows, students from Comanche Nation College, TTU President Jon Whitmore, Senior Vice Provost James Brink, Barry Lopez, and Dr. Clint Chambers. The materials for the pottery were gathered at Tule Canyon, Texas, the site of Colonel Randall Mackenzie’s slaughter of over one thousand Comanche horses, ending the Comanche resistance to U.S. military forces.

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Scope and Contents

The collection is in good condition.

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Organization

The collection is organized by function and size.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research. Copyright is retained by the authors of items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

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Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Comanche Indians
Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1943-
Rowland, Richard.
Subjects (Corporate bodies)
Texas Tech University
Subjects
Social justice

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Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Rick Bass Papers, 1959-2002 and undated
  • Rick Bass Papers, 1986-1997 and undated
  • Max Crawford Papers, 1960-2000 and undated
  • David James Duncan Papers, 1959-2002 and undated
  • David James Duncan Artifact Collection
  • David James Duncan Oversize Items, 1959-2002 and undated
  • Gretel Ehrlich Papers, 1923-2005 and undated
  • Edward Hoagland Papers, 1953-2007 and undated
  • William Kittredge Papers, 1954-2000 and undated
  • William Kittredge Papers, 1919-2007 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Papers, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Speaking Engagement Papers, 1971-1999 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection: Apológia, 1977
  • Barry Lopez Audio-Visual Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Photograph Collection, 1964-2001 and undated
  • Barry Lopez Request for Book Jacket Blurbs, 2003-2004 and undated
  • Walter McDonald Papers, 1945-2003 and undated
  • Bill McKibben Papers, 1971-2001 and undated
  • Doug Peacock Papers, 1950-2000 and undated
  • David Quammen Papers, 1956-1999 and undated
  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1960-1999 and undated
  • Pattiann Rogers Papers, 1977-2000
  • Annick Smith Papers, 1940-2000 and undated
  • Sandra Scofield Papers, 1958-2005 and undated

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Comanche Pots Collection, 2007, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
2011-0163-A

Gift, 2007

Processed by

Diane Warner, Sept. 2011.

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Additional Sources

Additional Sources: Bone of Conciliation, by Henry Chappell. Orion, September/October 2008, p. 32-39.

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Collection Inventory

 

Pottery

box item
1 1 Pot, green-grey, 8” tall; 32” circumference, [2007?]
box item
2 1 Pot, grey, 9” tall; 33” circumference, [2007?]
box item
3 1 Pitcher, brown, 10”tall; 24” circumference, [2007?]
box item
4 1 Pitcher, bronze and tan, 10” tall; 22” circumference, [2007?]
box item
5 1 Small pot, 3-4” tall, [2007?]
2 Small pot, 3-4” tall, [2007?]
3 Small pot, 3-4” tall, [2007?]
4 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
5 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
6 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
7 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
8 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
9 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
10 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
11 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]
12 Small bowl with material used in test firing, 2” tall, [2007?]

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Papers

box folder
1 1 Papers, including correspondence, text of speeches, travel plans, 2007

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