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    • The trapper and the Indians

    • A naked man, the trapper John Colter, stands with arms raised and faces Native American (Blackfeet, Siksika) men who run toward him with spears, tomahawks and shields. Shows prickly pear cactus and shrubs on the ground in Gallatin County near the...
    • Indians of North America--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Siksika Indians--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Gallatin County (Mont.)--1810-1820.; Confrontations--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Fighting--Montana--Gallatin...
    • 1856 May 10
    • Shooting buffaloes with Colt's revolving pistol

    • A man on horseback wears a fringed buckskin shirt and chaps, and shoots an American buffalo with a Colt revolving pistol. The man carries a rifle in a rifle case on his back. Native American, plains Indians with fringed leggings and feathers in...
    • Indians of North America--Subsistence activities--1850-1860.; Bison hunting--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--1850-1860.
    • 1857
    • Indian delegation at White House

    • Native American (Sioux, Pawnee, Potawatomi, and Sac & Fox) men pose with white men near the White House in Washington, D. C. The Native American men wear leggings, blankets, bead necklaces, fur pelts, hats, feather roaches, and headdresses.
    • White House (Washington, D.C.)--1850-1860.; Dakota Indians--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.; Indians of North America--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.; Pawnee Indians--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.; Potawatomi--Washington (D.C.)--1850-1860.;...
    • 1858 January 1
    • Antonio Azul, chief of the Pimos

    • Portrait of Antonio Azul, Native American (Pima) chief. He is shirtless and wears a head cover.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Pima Indians--1860-1870.; Tribal chiefs--1860-1870.; Azul, Antonio.
    • 1864?
    • Lrataba, chief of the Mojaves

    • Sitting portrait of a Native American (Mohave) man identified as Lrataba. He wears a suit coat, bow tie, long hair, and a head cover.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Mohave Indians--1860-1870.; Lrataba, Mohave Indian.
    • 1864?
    • Life on the plains

    • Views of men in the assay room at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado; an overturned covered wagon, wagon train and tents in a storm; women cooking out of doors near tents; Native Americans shoot at settlers and a wagon train; North American Indians...
    • Mint of the United States--Buildings--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massacres--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Outdoor...
    • 1866 October 13
    • Seventh Cavalry scenes

    • North American Indian (Lakota, Sioux) men on horseback attack Seventh (7th) Cavalry soldiers in probably Montana. The soldiers wear military uniforms, stand or kneel in a circle and hold rifles. Eagles, dogs, rabbits, deer, coyotes or wolves gather...
    • Cheyenne Indians--War--1860-1870.; Dakota Indians--War--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--War--1860-1870.; Skirmishing--1860-1870.; Cavalry--1860-1870.; Covered wagons--1860-1870.; Fighting--1860-1870.; Pets--1860-1870.; Wagon trains--1860-1870.
    • 1867 August 17
    • Our Indian war sketches

    • North American Indian (Arapahoe) men sit with military men in uniform, and smoke a calumet (pipe) near an Indian camp. The Indian men have long hair, necklaces or earrings, and sit wrapped in robes. One man wears a feather in his military hat....
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Calumets--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Indian encampments--1860-1870.; Military scouts--1860-1870.; Smoking--1860-1870.
    • 1867 June 29
    • Pawnee Chief

    • Sitting portrait of an unidentified Native American (Pawnee) man holding a small child. The man wears moccasins, leggings, a fur wrap around his waist, a print shirt, and a bead necklace. The child is obscured by the man's arms with the exception...
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Pawnee Indians--1860-1870.; Fathers & children--1860-1870.
    • 1867?
    • Santee and Ponca Indians

    • Shows three Native American chiefs from the Santee and Ponca tribes. French identifications read: "Grand-Algle, Grosse-Caisse, and Fort-Marcheur." Each man's clothing is different in style and may be representative of his tribe.
    • Dakota Indians--1830-1870.; Indians of North America--1830-1870.; Ponca Indians--1830-1870.; Santee Indians--1830-1870.; Tribal chiefs--1830-1870.
    • 1868
    • Ute Indians

    • Standing studio portrait of unidentified Native American (Ute) men and a woman; the men wear wrapped braids, shirts, leggings, moccasins, and blankets. The woman wears a dress, shawl, and moccasins.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Ute Indians--Women--1860-1870.
    • 1869 or 1870
    • The stampede

    • Four mounted Native Americans use pieces of cloth to stampede four horses.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Stampedes--1860-1870.
    • 1869?
    • A photo of the Ottawa Indian School as represented in it's first opening in 1870

    • Native American students and white teachers pose outside of the Ottawa Indian School in Kansas. It is a one room, board and batten structure with two double hung windows on the facing wall and a bell in front.
    • Indians of North America--Kansas--1870-1880.; Ottawa Indians--Kansas--1870-1880.; Kansas--1870-1880.; School children--Kansas--1870-1880.; Schools--Kansas--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • Sketches in the Northwest

    • Men stand beside an ox-driven wagon at Fort Garry (later Lower Fort Garry National Historic Park) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A man hauls a moose head on his back. Shows a silo and a frame building. A North American Indian in a woven blanket,...
    • Dakota Indians--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Votive offerings--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Fort Garry (Man.)--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Carts &...
    • 1870 January 25
    • Shoshoni

    • View of a North American Indian (Shoshoni) encampment near South Pass in Fremont County, Wyoming. Tepees are scattered across a sagebrush covered plain. A Shoshone man wrapped in a blanket is near two people riding on horseback. Rock formations and...
    • Indians of North America--Structures--Wyoming--Fremont County--1870-1880.; Shoshoni Indians--Structures--Wyoming--Fremont County--1870-1880.; Fremont County (Wyo.)--1870-1880.; South Pass (Wyo.)--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--Wyoming--Fremont...
    • 1870 September 20
    • The store of the trading post

    • Native Americans line up at the counter of a trading post as two white men attend to their needs.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Trading posts--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Indian widow at her husband's grave

    • A Native American woman mourns the death of her husband. She holds a human skull and appears to be symbolically feeding it while others are scattered on the ground around her. Behind her are several burial platforms.
    • Indians of North America--Spiritual life--1860-1870.; Manners & customs--1860-1870.; Scaffold burial--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Indian women bathing

    • Native American women bath in a river. Cradleboards rest among bushes nearby. Shows dwellings and a stockade.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Bathing--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Women water-carriers

    • Native American women standing on a stream bank collect water. They use travois' attached to dogs to transport the full pots to their village in the distance.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Water carriers--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Indian lovers

    • A Native American men outside a tepee on a moonlit night, one man sits on the ground playing a drum, the other leans against a tree and plays a flute.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Flutes--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Hunting the buffalo on foot

    • A Native American man hunts a buffalo on foot. He carries arrows in his mouth and runs beside the animal, which he has already pierced with one arrow.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Bison hunting--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Cree Indian girls, Chief Rockaboy's daughter

    • Two Native American Chippewa (Ojibwa) girls, one the daughter of Chief Rocky Boy, (Stone Child) pose beside a tepee wearing wearing dresses with belts, braids and jewelry. Chief Rocky Boy, secured reservation land in Montana for the nomadic bands...
    • Indians of North America--Montana--1870-1880.; Ojibwa Indians--Montana--1870-1880.; Rocky Boy--Family.
    • 1871
    • Chief of Southern Cheyennes,- Stone Calf, -and wife

    • Studio portrait (sitting and standing) of Stone Calf and his wife, Native American (Cheyenne) man and woman. Stone Calf wears a blanket around his waist, a patriarchal cross around his neck, and scarves that cover his braids. Stone Calf's wife...
    • Cheyenne Indians--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--1880-1890.; Spouses--1880-1890.; Tribal chiefs--1880-1890.; Women--1880-1890.; Stone Calf--Family.; Stone Calf.
    • 1871
    • Bird Chief, War-Chief of the Arrapahoes

    • Photomechanical reproduction of an engraving of Bird Chief, a Native American (Arapaho) man. He wears a vest and a bead necklace.
    • Arapaho Indians--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Bird Chief.
    • 1871 June 24
    • Bull-boat on Missouri river at Ft. Clark

    • Native American (Mandan) bull-boat, a light, tub-shaped craft made of a willow frame and covered with rawhide with no division of bow or stern; Missouri River, Fort Clark, North Dakota. It was used to carry goods down or across rivers and could be...
    • Indians of North America--Transportation--North Dakota--Fort Clark--1870-1880.; Mandan Indians--Transportation--North Dakota--Fort Clark--1870-1880.; Fort Clark (N.D.)--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Boats--North Dakota--Fort...
    • 1872
    • The Modoc war, soldiers recovering the bodies of the slain

    • Cavalry soldiers in military uniforms hold swords and rifles, and stand beside men killed by North American (Modoc) Indians in California. Bust portraits show Captain Evan Thomas with muttonchop whiskers and a moustache, a bow tie and shoulder...
    • Indians of North America--War--California--1870-1880.; Modoc Indians--Wars, 1873--California.; Battlefields--California--1870-1880.; Dead bodies--California--1870-1880.; Military officers--1870-1880.; Soldiers--California--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873 May 17
    • The guardians of the herd, buffalo bulls charging hunters

    • A hunter on horseback with fringed leather chaps holds a pistol and rides beside an injured American buffalo. Native American men shoot buffalo with bows and arrows, and buffalo bulls charge the hunters.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--1870-1880.
    • 1873 October 25
    • Ruins in ancient pueblo of San Juan, Colorado [sic]

    • A man stands beside stone and adobe Native American Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruins, Salmon Ruins, near Bloomfield (San Juan County), New Mexico. A man's jacket hangs on a ruin wall and a ruler is on the ground near a box of possibly supplies....
    • Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--New Mexico--San Juan County--1870-1880.; Pueblo Indians--Antiquities & archaeological sites--New Mexico--San Juan County--1870-1880.; Salmon Ruins (N.M.)--1870-1880.; San Juan County...
    • 1874
    • Indians killing buffaloes in the Missouri River

    • Native American men hunt American buffalo in the Missouri River. The men hold knives in their teeth and swim beside injured buffalo. People in canoes shoot bows and arrows. Shows the buffalo herd in the distance.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Bison--1870-1880.; Rivers--1870-1880.; Swimming--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • The old gamblers

    • A group of four Native American (Paiute) men gamble, they sit on the ground in a semi circle with bows, arrows, and baskets, at the Meadows in southwestern Nevada. They wear skin caps or feathers, leggings, and breechcloths. Photographer's shadow...
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Gambling--Nevada--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • The necklace

    • A group of Native Americans (Paiute), four girls and two boys, Kaibab Plateau, northern Arizona. The girls wear fringed dresses and thin headbands; the boys wear feather headdresses , fringed shirts and leggings. The girl in the center holds up a...
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Southern Paiute Indians--Clothing & dress--Arizona--1870-1880.; Kaibab Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Boys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Girls--Arizona--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Navaho Delegation

    • Group portrait of the Native American Navajo Delegation to Washington, D.C. with white men, shows left to right, front row: Carnero Mucho, Mariano, Juanita Pal ti-to (Manuelito's wife), Manuelito, Manuelito Segundo and Tiene-su-se; and left to...
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--1870-1880.; Delegations--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Custer's expedition on the plains

    • View of a large contingent of horses, riders, and wagons making their way across a vast plain as part of George Armstrong Custer's expedition of 1874. Many of the men wear military uniforms.
    • Dakota Indians--War--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--1870-1880.; Soldiers--1870-1880.; Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876--Military service.
    • 1874
    • Two bits to see the papoose

    • View of the Lincoln Tomb in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield (Sangamon County), Illinois features a granite obelisk, bronze statues, a balustrade and staircase. Passengers in suits, hats and formal dresses admire North American (Shoshone) Indian...
    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Tomb--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Springfield (Ill.)--1870-1880.; Cradleboards--1870-1880.; Mothers & children--1870-1880.; Spectators--1870-1880.; Tombs & sepulchral...
    • 1874 October 24
    • Winema Toby Riddle

    • Head and shoulders studio portrait of Native American (Modoc) woman Winema Toby Riddle. She wears a dark dress with a white collar, buttons, and ruffled cuffs. Mrs. Riddle and her husband were interpreters during the Modoc War.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Modoc Indians--1870-1880.; Winema, Modoc Chieftainess, 1842-1932.
    • 1875 or 1876
    • Supply train in corrall [sic], near Custer City

    • United States soldiers pose next to a corral of supply wagons with loosened canvas covers, near Custer City, Black Hills, Dakota Territory. Wagons brought tons of provisions to replenish the troops sent on Native American campaigns.
    • Dakota Indians--War, 1876--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Carts & wagons--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876
    • Col. Mills, and officers of his Battallion, 3rd Cavalry

    • Captain Anson Mills poses in front of a trophy tepee from the Slim Buttes battle in the southern Black Hills, Dakota Territory, with Lieutenant Colonel William B. Royall, Captain William H. Andrews, First Lieutenant Joseph Lawson, scout Frank...
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; United States. Army. Cavalry, 3rd--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Slim Buttes (S.D.),...
    • 1876
    • Troops passing old Stockade, French Creek

    • View of dismounted cavalrymen marching down French Creek, in front of Gordon Stockade, Black Hills, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota). United States soldiers, on Native American campaigns, wear makeshift uniforms and boots and carry Springfield...
    • Dakota Indians--War, 1876--South Dakota--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--South Dakota--1870-1880.; South Dakota--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--South Dakota--1870-1880.; Cavalry--South Dakota--1870-1880.; Forts & fortifications--South...
    • 1876
    • Fifth cavalry leaving Custer City

    • View of United States Fifth Cavalry on Native American campaigns as they ride in two columns leaving Custer City, Black Dakota Territory. Dust blows through the abandoned mining camp.
    • Dakota Indians--War, 1876--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Custer City (S.D.)--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Cavalry--Dakota...
    • 1876
    • Gen. Cook's expedition and the Black Hills, corrall [sic] formed by the packs

    • View of General George Crook's expedition camp on French Creek in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory, shows Chief Packer Tom Moore with his men with a circle corral of pack cushions, or aparejos, and campfire smoke. The United States army men lounge...
    • Dakota Indians--War, 1876--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Soldiers--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Crook,...
    • 1876
    • Maj. Noyes and officers of 2d Cavalry

    • Captain Henry E. Noyes poses with six Second Cavalry officers on rock formations, during the Native American campaigns in the southern Black Hills, Dakota Territory. Possible identifications include from the top: Captain Thomas B. Dewees; next man...
    • United States. Army. Cavalry, 2nd--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Military officers--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Rock...
    • 1876
    • Sioux captured at the battle of Slim Buttes

    • Outdoor view of Native American Sioux including Charging Bear, women and children wrapped in blankets; captured during the Slim Buttes battle in the southern Black Hills, Dakota Territory.
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--Capture & imprisonment--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Capture & imprisonment--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Slim Buttes (S.D.), Battle of,...
    • 1876
    • Infantry camp in wickyups, on Whitewood

    • View of an infantry camp on Whitewood, Black Hills, Dakota Territory, shows soldiers in the Native American campaigns with piles of their gear around small shelters constructed of willow rods and canvas scraps.
    • Dakota Indians--War, 1876--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Soldiers--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876

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