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Robert Grass and Two Shields drumming on Dream Dance Drum, Fort Yates, N.D.
Robert Grass and Two Shields drumming on Dream Dance Drum, Fort Yates, N.D.
TitleRobert Grass and Two Shields drumming on Dream Dance Drum, Fort Yates, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1905
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionRobert Grass and Two Shields are seated in a building with a dirt floor. Both wear headdresses and bells below their knees. One man holds a rifle, and the other a staff with feathers attached. Several other people are visible in the background, with some seated around a table. A drum sits in the background, and a pile of squash rest on a blanket or tarp in the foreground. The drum has four legs to hold it up off the ground.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectArikara, Hidatsa, Mandan portraits
Indians of North America
Social Life & Customs
Subject (LCTGM)Dancers
Rifles
Drums
Feathers
Squashes
Vegetables
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Dance
Indians of North America - Dwellings
Indians of North America - Performances & portrayals
Indians of North America - Rites & ceremonies
Personal NameGrass, Robert
Two Shields
LocationFort Yates (N.D.)
Decade1900-1909
Item Number1952-0465
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] Frank Bennett Fiske Papers, State Historical Society of North Dakota, MSS 10105
Biography/HistoryFrank Fiske served as an assistant steamboat captain prior to his lifelong work as a studio photographer, mostly associated with Fort Yates N.D. He learned the trade from S.T. Fansler, post studio photographer, and remained in Fort Yates to document the town, the Standing Rock Agency, and the changing ways of the frontier. Fiske was also a writer, and served for a time as a newspaper editor, and wrote a popular column carried in many newspapers. He was best known for his Indian photographs, which depicted everyday Indian life, as well as studio views.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionFrank B. Fiske Photograph Collection 1952
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (1952-0465)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19520465
OCLC number61156024
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