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Indians Listening to General Scott's Address, Fort Union, N.D.
Indians Listening to General Scott's Address, Fort Union, N.D.
TitleIndians Listening to General Scott's Address, Fort Union, N.D.
Date of Original1926-07-17
CreatorPasonault, Joseph Ernest, 1875-1945
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionAt the Fort Union Celebration, hundreds of Native Americans and others are seated, listening to General Scott speaking. Automobiles can be seen to the right of the stands in the photograph, parked in the distance.
General SubjectAwards & ceremonies
Subject (LCTGM)Spectators
Public speaking
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - Children
Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Indians of North America - Commemoration
Indians of North America - Meetings
Indians of North America - Men
Indians of North America - Rites & ceremonies
Indians of North America - Social life
Indians of North America - Women
LocationFort Union (N.D.)
Item Number1-10-54-1
Negative Number1-10-54-1
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original5 x 7 in.
Transcription"Indians Listening to General Scott's Address Ft. Union. July 17.26. Pasonault Williston N.D."--Handwritten on original negative
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-10-54-1)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at
Digital IDws110541
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