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Yellowstone Park Special at Wakpala, S.D.
Yellowstone Park Special at Wakpala, S.D.
TitleYellowstone Park Special at Wakpala, S.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1930
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA crowd of tourists from the Yellowstone Park Special stop and watch a group of Indian dancers in Wakpala, S.D. In the distance, a grain elevator marked Liberty Grain Co. is visible.
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General SubjectTransportation
People
Subject (LCTGM)Railroads
Railroad cars
Grain elevators
Crowds
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Indians of North America - Dance
Organization NameMilwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company
Liberty Grain Co. (Wakpala, S.D.)
LocationWakpala (S.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number1952-5800
Transcription"Milwaukee Ry. Yellowstone Park Special at Wakpala, S. Dak. tourist watching Sioux Indians dancing"
"Fiske Foto"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
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 (1952-5800)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19525800
OCLC number61156024
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