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Collection Photo, Print, Drawing Native American life in the Plains region

About this Item


  • Native American life in the Plains region


  • Images relating to the Atsina (Gros Ventre), Dakota, Kansa, Pawnee, Crow, Sarsi, Siksika (Blackfoot), Assiniboin, Cheyenne, and other tribes. Includes images of encampments with tepees, canvas tents, people, and horses, some possibly of the Crow Fair; Cheyenne men dancing in a street, the "Ghost Dance," horses pulling travois; group portraits of Dakota men, women, and children, and of a Blackfeet(?) group in traditional dress; a Euro-American man at Pine Ridge, South Dakota; a group of Pawnee men in a field holding stickball racquets; three young girls playing with doll-sized tepees; and scaffold burials in trees.

Created / Published

  • 1870-c1940.


  • -  Indians of North America--Great Plains--Clothing & dress--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Great Plains--Dance--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Great Plains--Structures--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Great Plains--Social life--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Great Plains--Sports--1870-1940
  • -  Indians of North America--Great Plains--Transportation--1870-1940
  • -  Atsina Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Dakota Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Kansa Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Pawnee Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Crow Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Sarsi Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Siksika Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Assiniboine Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Cheyenne Indians--1870-1940
  • -  Indian encampments--Great Plains--1870-1940
  • -  Children playing--Great Plains--1870-1940
  • -  Travois--1870-1940
  • -  Tipis--Great Plains--1870-1940
  • -  Scaffold burial--Great Plains--1870-1940


  • Albumen prints--1870-1940.
  • Gelatin silver prints--1870-1940.
  • Group portraits--1870-1940.
  • Portrait photographs--1870-1940.


  • Portrait photographs--1870-1940
  • Group portraits--1870-1940
  • Albumen prints--1870-1940
  • Gelatin silver prints--1870-1940


  • -  Title devised. Captions on photoprints or mounts, some identify sitters.
  • -  Several images on postcards, some on mounts.
  • -  Several images possibly formated for stereograph mounts.
  • -  One image hand colored.
  • -  Several images from Carpenter (Frank and Frances) collection.
  • -  Various photographers, studios, and copyright claimants including in Montana: Charles E. Morris (Chinook), Wiley Bros. (Miles City), J.L. Sherbourne (Babb), Mrs. Julia E. Tuell (Lame Deer); in Oklahoma: G. Vinnemeir (Claremore), Osage Postcard Co. (Fairfax), Barney P. Euright (Perry), J.H. Bratley (Gatonment); in Kansas: A.M. Campbell, Jr. (Salina), William C. McMartin (Ottawa); in South Dakota: Rodney William Key (Winner), W.B. Zahn (Morristown), Herbert A. Perry (Armour); in North Dakota: George W. Scott (Fort Yates), Burton Lawrence Brigham (New Salem); in Colorado: Franklin Price Knott (Denver); in Nebraska: B.F. Ray (Rushville); in Wyoming: Elsa Spear Edwards (Sheridan); in Oregon: J.T. Snelson (Pendleton); in New York: S.R. Stoddard (Glens Falls); in Illinois: Inner City Photo Service (Chicago); in Minnesota: Chester E. Sogn (Pipestone); and others.
  • -  Copyright deposits, various copyright claimants, 1891-1940.
  • -  Gifts, various donors.


  • 42 photoprints : 35 gelatin silver and 7 albumen ; 18 x 24 cm. or smaller.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 12921 (F) [P&P]

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 91483060

Online Format

  • image

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Native American life in the Plains region. Great Plains, ca. 1940. 1870. Photograph.

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(ca. 1940) Native American life in the Plains region. Great Plains, ca. 1940. 1870. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Native American life in the Plains region. 1870. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.