Mandan Indians, with Medicine Man in Bear Skin, c1875
Mandan Indians, with Medicine Man in Bear Skin, c1875. The Mandan traditionally lived along the banks of the Missouri River and two of its tributaries, the Heart and the Knife, in what is today North and South Dakota. Their numbers were greatly reduced in the 19th century by epidemics of smallpox and whooping cough, diseases introduced by white settlers and the last full-blooded Mandan died in 1971
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'An Aboriginal in Danger; An Ascent of the Cofre de Perote, Mexico', 1875. Creator: Unknown
'An Aboriginal in Danger; An Ascent of the Cofre de Perote, Mexico', 1875. [An indigenous man climbs a tree to escape a herd of wild boar. The
Cofre de Perote, also known by its Nahuatl names Naupa-Tecutepetl, is an inactive volcano in the Mexican state of Veracruz]. From, 'Illustrated Travels' by H.W. Bates. [Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, c1880, London] Belle Sauvage Works.London E.C.
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Columbus Fountain and statue in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C., ca. 1943. Creator: Unknown
Columbus Fountain and statue in front of Union Station, Washington, D.C. [The Columbus Fountain, (also known as the Columbus Memorial), designed by Lorado Taft. Marble sculpture unveiled in 1912, commemorating explorer Christopher Columbus who opened the way for the colonisation of the Americas by Europeans. View showing sculpture of a kneeling Native American and lion, with Columbus standing. Sign reads: 'Columbus Memorial - Climbing Upon or Damage to Punishable by Fine or Imprisonment'].
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