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Sioux Indian women dancing at Wakpala, S.D.
Sioux Indian women dancing at Wakpala, S.D.
TitleSioux Indian women dancing at Wakpala, S.D.
Date of Originalbetween 1900 and 1930
CreatorFiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA group of women in long dresses, and many carrying umbrellas, meet to dance in the streets of Wakpala, S.D. Behind them, a school and a garage advertising Red Crown Gasoline are visible.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectIndians of North America
Women
Sports & Recreation
Subject (LCTGM)Dancers
Dance
Schools
Garages
Umbrellas
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Indians of North America - Dance
Indians of North America - Women
LocationWakpala (S.D.)
Decade1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item Number1952-5813
Transcription"Sioux Indian women dancing at Wakpala, S.D."--Handwritten on front of photograph.
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 (1952-5813)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh19525813
OCLC number61156024
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