Photo, Print, Drawing [Remains of Spotted Elk, chief of the Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux, lying dead in the snow after being killed by United States Army soldiers at the Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota] Big Foot, chief of the Bules [sic] taken at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S.D.

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Title

  • [Remains of Spotted Elk, chief of the Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux, lying dead in the snow after being killed by United States Army soldiers at the Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota]

Other Title

  • Big Foot, chief of the Bules [sic] taken at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S.D.

Summary

  • Photograph shows the remains of the Native American chief Spotted Elk (Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux, called Big Foot by the photographer) lying in the snow after a massacre of nearly 300 Lakota people by the US Army on December 29, 1890.

Names

  • Trager and Kuhn, photographer

Created / Published

  • [not before 29 December 1890]

Headings

  • -  Spotted Elk,--approximately 1826-1890--Death & burial--South Dakota--Wounded Knee
  • -  United States.--Army--1890-1900
  • -  Wounded Knee Massacre, S.D., 1890--Aftermath
  • -  Massacres--South Dakota--Wounded Knee--1890-1900
  • -  Dead persons--South Dakota--Wounded Knee--1890-1900
  • -  Lakota (North American People)--South Dakota--Wounded Knee--1890-1900
  • -  Lakota Indians--South Dakota--Wounded Knee--1890-1900
  • -  Indigenous peoples--South Dakota--Wounded Knee--1890-1900
  • -  Indians of North America--South Dakota--Wounded Knee

Headings

  • Cabinet photographs--1890-1900.
  • Photographic prints--1890-1900.

Genre

  • Cabinet photographs--1890-1900
  • Photographic prints--1890-1900

Notes

  • -  Photographer: Trager and Kuhn, Northwestern Photo Co., Chadron, Neb. (copyright claimant).
  • -  Title devised by Library staff. Alternate title transcribed from text written by the photographer on the original photo.
  • -  Historical terminology in a collection description might include negative stereotypes and words considered offensive that also provide context for the document's creation. For questions or comments about this material, contact Prints & Photographs Division staff through our Ask a Librarian service at https://ask.loc.gov/prints-photographs/

Medium

  • 1 photograph : print on card mount ; (cabinet card format)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • LOT 11347 [item] [P&P]

Repository

Digital Id

  • cph 3c16812 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c16812

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 96515707

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-116812 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-116812 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: LOT 11347 [item] [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

Trager And Kuhn, photographer. Remains of Spotted Elk, chief of the Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux, lying dead in the snow after being killed by United States Army soldiers at the Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota. South Dakota Wounded Knee, 1890. [not before 29 December] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/96515707/.

APA citation style:

Trager And Kuhn, photographer. (1890) Remains of Spotted Elk, chief of the Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux, lying dead in the snow after being killed by United States Army soldiers at the Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota. South Dakota Wounded Knee, 1890. [not before 29 December] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/96515707/.

MLA citation style:

Trager And Kuhn, photographer. Remains of Spotted Elk, chief of the Miniconjou, Lakota Sioux, lying dead in the snow after being killed by United States Army soldiers at the Wounded Knee Massacre, South Dakota. [not before 29 December] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/96515707/>.