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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Organization

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Description of Series

Pottery

Papers

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Comanche Pots Collection:

An Inventory, 2007, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



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 September 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 includes pottery made and fired by Richard Rowland, correspondence, and travel arrangement documents.

The collection is in good condition and part of the James Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community and the Natural World.

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Organization

The collection is organized by function and size.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.

Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.

Use Restrictions

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

Copy requests in excess of 5 pages must be approved by the donor or his representative.

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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)
Lopez, Barry Holstun, 1945-2020
Rowland, Richard
Subjects (Corporate bodies)
Comanche Indian Tribe
Texas Tech University
Subjects
Social justice.

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Related Materials

Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library:

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Accession Information

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

Gift, 2007

Processing Information

Processed by: Diane Warner, September 2011.

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Bibliography

Chappell, Henry. "Bone of Conciliation" Orion, September/October 2008, pp. 32-39.

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Collection Inventory

Pottery

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

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Papers

Box Folder
1 1 Papers, including correspondence, text of speeches, travel plans, 2007

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