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Graves of Indian Police killed in Sitting Bull raid, Fort Yates, N.D.
Graves of Indian Police killed in Sitting Bull raid, Fort Yates, N.D.
TitleGraves of Indian Police killed in Sitting Bull raid, Fort Yates, N.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1930
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionFive stone grave markers and a tall monument stone dedicated to the policemen interned below. A few trees grow in the cemetery.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectCemeteries and graves
Statues and monuments
Subject (LCTGM)Monuments & memorials
Graves
Cemeteries
Tombs & sepulchral monuments
Photographic postcards
Trees
LocationFort Yates (N.D.)
Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number0032-GV-06-06
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Transcription"Graves of Indian police Killed in the Sitting Bull Fight- on Dec. 15, 1890. They are buried in the Catholic Cemetary Standing Rock Agency, Fort Yates, N.D."--Handwritten on front of postcard.
"Miss Sadie Slater, Pollock, SD Have abandoned Glen Avon found mining Gold a waste of time better here than there. W. G."--Handwritten on back of postcard.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryOn December 15, 1890 Chief Sitting Bull was killed in a gunfight between his followers and the Indian Police. The Indian Police monument and graves are pictured above. Chief Sitting Bull also has a marker at his first grave in Fort Yates.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionOral History Project Photograph Collection 00032
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (0032-GV-06-06)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh0032GV0606
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