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Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Three Chiefs-Piegan, Printed 1900. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The Three Chiefs-Piegan, Printed 1900. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The Three Chiefs-Piegan, Printed 1900

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: In Search of a New Home - A Scene in the Far West, 1891. Creator: John Charlton

In Search of a New Home - A Scene in the Far West, 1891. Creator: John Charlton
In Search of a New Home - A Scene in the Far West, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Roping gray wolf, Cowboys take in a gray wolf on 'Round up, ' in Wyoming, 1887. Creator: John C

Roping gray wolf, Cowboys take in a gray wolf on "Round up, " in Wyoming, 1887. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Roping gray wolf, Cowboys take in a gray wolf on "Round up, " in Wyoming, 1887. Five cowboys on horses roping a wolf

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Round-up scenes on Belle Fouche [sic] in 1887, 1887. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

Round-up scenes on Belle Fouche [sic] in 1887, 1887. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Round-up scenes on Belle Fouche [sic] in 1887, 1887. Cowboys and cattle on range

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Picket Pin, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Picket Pin, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Picket Pin, c1907. Full-length portrait of Dakota man dressed in loin cloth holding buffalo skull

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Red Dog (Shunka Luta), c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Red Dog (Shunka Luta), c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Red Dog (Shunka Luta), c1907. Head-and-shoulders portrait of Dakota man

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Slow Bull, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Slow Bull, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Slow Bull, c1907. Dakota man standing outside tipi gazing upward

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Saliva, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Saliva, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Saliva, c1907. Dakota man with calumet kneeling by altar inside tipi

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Two Charger Woman, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Two Charger Woman, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Two Charger Woman, c1907. Full-length portrait of Brule Woman

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Red Elk Woman, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Red Elk Woman, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Red Elk Woman, c1907. Half-length portrait of Dakota woman

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Clowns, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The Clowns, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The Clowns, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Priests passing before the pipe-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Priests passing before the pipe-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Priests passing before the pipe-Cheyenne, c1910. Group of Cheyenne people, most seated in a semicircle during sun dance ceremony, woman in foreground is holding pipe, buffalo skull in foreground

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Sun dance in progress-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Sun dance in progress-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Sun dance in progress-Cheyenne, c1910

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Offering pipe to the skull-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Offering pipe to the skull-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Offering pipe to the skull-Cheyenne, c1910. Woman offering pipe to buffalo skull, during sun dance ceremony

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Gray Dawn-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Gray Dawn-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Gray Dawn-Cheyenne, c1910. Sun dance lodge with Cheyenne people standing inside

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Crazy dancers-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Crazy dancers-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Crazy dancers-Cheyenne, c1910. Cheyenne dancers around stick tripod

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Before the final journey-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Before the final journey-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Before the final journey-Cheyenne, c1910. Cheyenne people gathered in open area, for Sun Dance ceremony; several tents and hills in background

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Chiefs in the Sun Dance parade-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Chiefs in the Sun Dance parade-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Chiefs in the Sun Dance parade-Cheyenne, c1927. Several Cheyenne chiefs on horseback in a row in an open field

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Wolf, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The Wolf, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The Wolf, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The plains of the Dakota-Sioux, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The plains of the Dakota-Sioux, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The plains of the Dakota-Sioux, c1905. Three Sioux Indians of horseback on plains with rock formation in background

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Yellow Bone woman, 1908, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Yellow Bone woman, 1908, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Yellow Bone woman, 1908, c1908. Indian family: woman and man in native dress holding baby

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Morning attack, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Morning attack, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Morning attack, c1907. Dakota Indians on horseback on plains

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: In the land of the Sioux, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

In the land of the Sioux, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
In the land of the Sioux, c1905. Three Sioux Indians on horseback facing front by pond on plains

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Night medicine men, 1908, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Night medicine men, 1908, c1908. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Night medicine men, 1908, c1908. Photo shows Arikara medicine ceremony with four night men dancing

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Buffalo Society, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Buffalo Society, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Buffalo Society, animal dance-Cheyenne, c1927

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The march of the Sioux, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The march of the Sioux, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The march of the Sioux, c1905. Three Sioux Indians on horseback on plains with rock formations in background

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Cheyenne warriors, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Cheyenne warriors, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Cheyenne warriors, c1905. Three Cheyenne warriors on horseback

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Sun dance pledgers-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Sun dance pledgers-Cheyenne, c1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Sun dance pledgers-Cheyenne, c1910. Two young men in ceremonial paint

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Return of scouts-Cheyenne, C1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Return of scouts-Cheyenne, C1910. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Return of scouts-Cheyenne, C1910. Cheyene Indians riding horses

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Valley of the Rosebud, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

The Valley of the Rosebud, c1905. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
The Valley of the Rosebud, c1905. Photo shows a Cheyenne Indian, wearing war bonnet headdress, on horseback at a pool of water

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Day Woman, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Day Woman, c1907. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Day Woman, c1907. Head-and-Shoulders portrait of Dakota woman

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Cowboys, roping a buffalo on the plains, between 1887 and 1892. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

Cowboys, roping a buffalo on the plains, between 1887 and 1892. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Cowboys, roping a buffalo on the plains, between 1887 and 1892. Three cowboys on horses roping a buffalo

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: US School for Indians at Pine Ridge, SD, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

US School for Indians at Pine Ridge, SD, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
US School for Indians at Pine Ridge, SD, 1891. Small Oglala tipi camp in front of large government school buildings in open field

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Cow Boy, c1888. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

The Cow Boy, c1888. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
The Cow Boy, c1888. Showing side view of a cowboy on a horse, looking towards the camera

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Gen Miles and staff viewing the largest hostile Indian Camp in the US, near Pine... c1891

Gen Miles and staff viewing the largest hostile Indian Camp in the US, near Pine... c1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Gen Miles and staff viewing the largest hostile Indian Camp in the US, near Pine Ridge, s Dak, Jan 16, 1891, c1891. Seven military men on horseback viewing a Lakota camp from a distant hillside

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: General Brook's Camp Camp near Pine Ridge SD, Jan 17, 1891, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

General Brook's Camp Camp near Pine Ridge SD, Jan 17, 1891, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
General Brook's Camp Camp near Pine Ridge SD, Jan 17, 1891, 1891. Military tent camp; tree in foreground, wooded hill in background

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: At the dance Part of the 8th US Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian grass dance... 1890

At the dance Part of the 8th US Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian grass dance... 1890. Creator: John C. H
At the dance. Part of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian grass dance on reservation []. Group portrait of Big Foot's (Miniconjou)

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: At the Dance Part of the 8th US Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian Grass Dance... 1890

At the Dance Part of the 8th US Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian Grass Dance... 1890. Creator: John C. H
At the Dance. Part of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian Grass Dance on Reservation []. Group portrait of Big Foot's (Miniconjou) band and federal military men

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Great Hostile Camp, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

The Great Hostile Camp, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
The Great Hostile Camp, 1891. Bird's-eye view of a Lakota camp (several tipis and wagons in large field) probably on or near Pine Ridge Reservation

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Roundup scenes on Belle Fouche [sic] in 1887, 1887. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

Roundup scenes on Belle Fouche [sic] in 1887, 1887. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Roundup scenes on Belle Fouche [sic] in 1887, 1887. Cowboys seated around chuckwagon at campsite

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Hostile Indian camp, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill

Hostile Indian camp, 1891. Creator: John C. H. Grabill
Hostile Indian camp, 1891. Bird's-eye view of a large Lakota camp of tipis, horses, and wagons, probably on or near Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Agichida, Assiniboin, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Agichida, Assiniboin, c1927. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Agichida, Assiniboin, c1927. Photograph shows Agichida, an Assiniboine Indian, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: War Shirt, 1830 / 40. Creator: Unknown

War Shirt, 1830 / 40. Creator: Unknown
War Shirt, 1830/40. Shirt made of deer hide, decorated with ermine tails, glass pony beads, hair, porcupine quills and trade cloth. Upper Missouri River Tribe

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Sun Dance Encampment - Piegan, 1900. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Sun Dance Encampment - Piegan, 1900. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Sun Dance Encampment - Piegan, 1900. [Tipis of the Piegan people, a Blackfoot-speaking group, North American Great Plains]

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: The Last of the Buffalo, 1888. Creator: Albert Bierstadt

The Last of the Buffalo, 1888. Creator: Albert Bierstadt
The Last of the Buffalo, 1888

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Archery of the Mandans, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph). Creator: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)

Archery of the Mandans, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph). Creator: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)
Archery of the Mandans, from Catlins North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph)

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Ball Play, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph). Creator: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)

Ball Play, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph). Creator: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)
Ball Play, from Catlins North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph)

Background imageGreat Plains Collection: Ball-Player Dance, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph). Creator: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)

Ball-Player Dance, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph). Creator: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)
Ball-Player Dance, from Catlins North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America, pub. 1845 (colour lithograph)



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