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Giving citizenship to the Indian, shooting off the last arrows, Fort Yates, N.D.
Giving citizenship to the Indian, shooting off the last arrows, Fort Yates, N.D.
TitleGiving citizenship to the Indian, shooting off the last arrows, Fort Yates, N.D.
Date of Original1917-12-18
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA man holds a bow and prepares to shoot a last arrow off into the air during a citizenship ceremony in Fort Yates, N.D. Other men in the photograph also hold arrows. Major James McLaughlin stands behind the table and watches the scene. Other identified people include A.C. Wells, holding the flag, Francis Bull Head, shooting the arrow, Amos La Pointe, to the right and behind Bull Head, Josephine Halsey seated to the left of Bull Head, Amy Selk Wright, to right of Bull Head, Mrs. Selk, and Mrs. Sam Harrison.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectIndians of North America
Politics & Government
People
Women
Awards and ceremonies
Subject (LCTGM)Citizenship
Flags
Indian agents
Crowds
Group portraits
Plows
Bows (Archery)
Arrows
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Rites & ceremonies
Personal NameMcLaughlin, James
Wells, A. C.
Bull Head, Francis
La Pointe, Amos
Halsey, Josephine
Wright, Amy Selk
Harrison, Sam, Mrs.
LocationFort Yates (N.D.)
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
Decade1910-1919
Item Number1952-0372
Format of OriginalGlass negatives
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryThis photo was taken at Standing Rock during a citizenship ceremony. One man poses with a drawn bow and arrow, others hold their arrows. The plow and the flag are displayed as symbols of U.S. citizenship. Major McLaughlin stands at the table. Two women and one man to the right of the table appear to be wearing the citizenship badge.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank B. Fiske Photograph Collection 1952
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (1952-0372)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19520372
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