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Indian village near Standing Rock
Indian village near Standing Rock
TitleIndian village near Standing Rock
Date of Original1879
CreatorRogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931
Creator RoleIllustrator
DescriptionSeven images showing different views of an Indian village. Captions with individual images include, 'Mowing, ' 'Plowing, ' 'Going to Work, ' 'Farm yard, ' 'An affair of honor, ' and 'A steam bath.' The largest image is of a group of tipis with woman working on hide, children playing and several men on horseback. There is also an image of a log cabin and nearby tipi with people nearby.
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General SubjectIndians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Tipis
Steam baths
Hides & skins
Log cabins
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - Children
Indians of North America - Domestic life
Indians of North America - Dwellings
Indians of North America - Women
Dakota Indians
LocationStanding Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
Sioux County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberFolio 102.InS57.2
Format of OriginalLithographs
Color images
Dimensions of Original28 x 41 cm.
Publisher of OriginalHarper's Magazine Co.
Place of PublicationNew York (N.Y.)
Transcription"An Indian Village. In the series of sketches to be found on page 564, our artist, Mr. Rogers, shows some of the difficulties encountered in trying to turn Indians into farmers. The sketches were made at a settlement near Standing Rock, Upper Missouri, where an old Indian, John Grass by name, has attempted to induce his people to use ploughs, mowing machines, and other implements of agriculture. Mr. Rogers happened to be present when the first trial at ploughing was made, with the very crooked and unsatisfactory results shown in the sketch. the experiment with the mowing machine was disastrous. the untrained ponies, frightened by the strange clatter at their heels, ran helter-skelter across the prairie, and soon broke the machine into a thousand pieces. One great difficulty in the way of civilizing Indians is the tenacity with which the elders cling to uncleanly habits. They will stay in their wooden cabins until the floors are covered thick with bones, and then move out into their tents, using the cabins as stables for their ponies. It is easier for them to move out than to clean house, and in addition to their habitual laziness, except in war and the chase, Indians as a rule have little sense of cleanliness and order. They must be caught very young, and brought up very strictly, to be ridden of their natural aptitude for dirt. But patience and perseverance in the work of instruction, combines with fair treatment on the part of the government, will doubtless have a good effect in time." - Accompany text with image in Harper's Weekly.
NotesTitle from caption with image.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDakota Lithographs and Engravings Collection Folio 102
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Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (Folio 102.InS57.2)
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Digital IDrsL00070
Original SourceHarper's Weekly, July 19, 1879. p. 564.
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