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Standing Rock delegation to Washington, D.C.
Standing Rock delegation to Washington, D.C.
TitleStanding Rock delegation to Washington, D.C.
Date of Original1888-10
CreatorBell, C. M. (Charles Milton), ca. 1849-1893
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionLeaders from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation pose for a group portrait during a trip to Washington, D.C. to discuss a treaty. The men are identified by number as: 1. Louis Primeau, 2. High Eagle, 3. Stephen Twobears, 4. Big Head, 5. Gall, 6. John Grass, 7. Fire Heart, 8. High Bear, 9. Thunder Hawk, 10. Bear's Rib, 11. Hairy Chin, 12. Black Prairie Dog, 13. Gray Eagle.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectIndians of North America
People
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Group portraits
Calumets
Hats
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Men
Indians of North America - Portraits
Personal NamePrimeau, Louis
High Eagle
Twobears, Stephen
Big Head
Gall, ca. 1840-1894
Grass, John, 1837-1918
Fire Heart
High Bear
Thunder Hawk
Bear's Rib
Hairy Chin, d. 1889
Black Prairie Dog
Gray Eagle
LocationWashington (D.C.)
Decade1880-1889
Item NumberD0157
Transcription"Delegation of Standing Rock Agency Indians in Washington D.C. with agent McLaughlin October 1888. Mad Bear and Sitting Bull missing. Mad Bear was ill and Sitting Bull kept out of sight to avoid being photographed in the group. There were 14 Indians, 1 interpreter and agt. in the party"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryThis delegation of leaders from Standing Rock traveled to Washington, D.C. in 1888 to discuss the new treaty which led to the break-up of the Great Sioux Reservation. The group included John Grass, Sitting Bull (not in the picture), and James McLaughlin (not in the picture.)
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionState Historical Society of North Dakota Photograph Collection D
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (D0157)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDshD0157
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