Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Old West

From 1887 to 1892 John CH Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection.  His photos capture the ending of the Old West featuring landscapes and people mostly of the Dakotas, often of the town of Deadwood and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  A sampling is below and it is worth looking at the collection at angelfire.com (via Never Yet Melted).

The Pine Ridge photos are from an area just north of Sheridan County, Nebraska featured in a prior THC post and only an hour drive away from Carhenge.

Pine Ridge:  Camp of the Brule Sioux
From the Archive: The West Indian chiefs who counciled with Gen. Miles and setteled [sic] the Indian War -- 1. Standing Bull, 2. Bear Who Looks Back Running [Stands and Looks Back], 3. Has the Big White Horse, 4. White Tail, 5. Liver [Living] Bear, 6. Little Thunder, 7. Bull Dog, 8. High Hawk, 9. Lame, 10. Eagle PipeFrom the Archive: The WestGeneral Miles and staff
From the Archive: The West DeadwoodFrom the Archive: The West

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