Barnum’s American Museum

Event Information

Barnum's American Museum [JAN 1842-JUL 1865]

Price: $.25; .15 children under 10

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
16 May 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

07 Sep 1863, All Day
08 Sep 1863, All Day
09 Sep 1863, All Day
10 Sep 1863, All Day
11 Sep 1863, All Day

Program Details

Every day [MON-FRI] – Indians: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 6 p.m., 7 to 10 p.m. Plays 3 and 7:30 p.m.

“Sioux and Winnebago Indian Chiefs, Warriors and Squaws” includes performers: [MALES:] Ahoquewawa (Flying Cloud); Holtscoca (White Bear); Ahuchogga (Blue Wing); Anchucata (Big Winnebago); Ahonung (Little Fish); Doshuncock (White Otter); Uncoujochata (Big Thunder); [FEMALES:] Onequata (Pretty Bird); Monagatin (Good Mother)

“Song of persuasion” includes Recruiting dance.
“Song of the war trail” includes War dance.
“Song of victory” includes Scalp dance.
“Song of thanksgiving” includes Corn dance.
“Song of peace and good will” includes Pipe dance.
“Song of the chase” includes Hunting dance.

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Ghost of Lindenburg, The; Spectre Nun, The
aka Song of peace and goodwill


Advertisement: New York Herald, 07 September 1863, 7.

Announcement: New-York Times, 07 September 1863, 4.

Advertisement: New-York Times, 07 September 1863, 7.

Announcement: New York Herald, 10 September 1863.

     Moccasin Game: the favorite method of gambling, the Indians being the greatest gamblers in the world.”

Advertisement: New-York Times, 11 September 1863, 7.