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Actors portraying Indians, Fort Abraham Lincoln
Actors portraying Indians, Fort Abraham Lincoln
TitleActors portraying Indians, Fort Abraham Lincoln
Date of Originalbetween 1961 and 1966
DescriptionActors portraying Indian forces participate in a production at the Custer Memorial Amphitheater. A man in the center raises his hands toward the sky, while other actors stand around him. A few actors are wrapped in blankets and sit with their backs to the camera. Another actor stands with a rifle on a raised portion of the stage.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectEntertainment
Military
Historic sites
People
Indians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Historical dramas
Rifles
Blankets
Headdresses
Actors
Open-air theaters
Open-air theatrical productions
Organization NameUnited States. Army. Cavalry, 7th.
Mandan Historical Development Association (N.D.)
Custer Memorial Amphitheater (Mandan, N.D.)
LocationFort Abraham Lincoln (N.D.)
Decade1960-1969
Item Number00053-14
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Biography/HistoryA dramatic telling of the story of Custer, the 7th Cavalry, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn has been staged during the summer at Fort Abraham Lincoln since 1958. The original production, called Trail West was written by W.T. Chichester and Frederick G. Walsh. Later productions, called The Custer Drama were written by Bert Pettey.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionCuster Drama Photograph Collection 00053
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00053-14)
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Digital IDsh0005314
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