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Native Americans in traditional dress in gymnasium, N.D.
Native Americans in traditional dress in gymnasium, N.D.
TitleNative Americans in traditional dress in gymnasium, N.D.
Date of Original197-?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionGroups of people gathered in a gymnasium, some adults and most of the children are wearing traditional Native American clothing. There are some people standing in the center, some are dancing, and others form a circle around them.
General SubjectAwards & ceremonies
Indians of North America
People
Subject (LCTGM)Dancers
Dance
Gymnasiums
Flags
Feathers
Headdresses
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Indians of North America - Dance
Indians of North America - Men
LocationNorth Dakota
Decade1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
Item Number1-10-55-27
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original16 x 26 cm.
Transcription"Bill Shemorry" - Stamped on back of photograph.
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 (1-10-55-27)
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 eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws1105527
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