Academic Essays

Click on the title to read essays relating to Julius Brenchley and his Native North American collection.

Julius Brenchley: Exploring the Explorer  by Dr. Sam Hitchmough.

Read about how the collection of Native American artefacts was displayed in Britain and how it helped contribute to the way in which Native Americans and the American (Wild) West was perceived. With comparisons to the travelling exhibition of George Catlin in the 1840s and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows.

Authentic art or tourist souvenirs? Haida argillite pipes in the Brenchley Collection by Kirsty Belchem

An illustrative essay on Haida Argillite Pipes from the Brenchley Collection. An in-depth look at the meanings of imagery carved onto pipes. Pipe are also analysed in terms of the impact of European exploration and Brenchley’s travels.

Fear of the Indian and the Frontiersman on route to Salt Lake City By Grant Twist

A short insight into Julius Brenchley and Jules Remy’s journey to Salt Lake City to the birth place of Mormonism. This was an adventure in which the the travelers experienced the dangers of the ‘wild-west’.