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Buffalo Bird Woman
Buffalo Bird Woman
TitleBuffalo Bird Woman
Date of Original192-
DescriptionA Native American woman poses for this photograph and look at the camera. She wears clothing indicative of the time period. In the background, trees are visible.
Ordering Information
General SubjectWomen
Arikara, Hidatsa, Mandan portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Trees
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America
Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Indians of North America - Women
Personal NameWoman, Buffalo Bird
LocationNorth Dakota
Item Number10190-84-01-02
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original12.5 x 20 cm
NotesTitle created by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryGeorge Francis Will, Sr. was born on November 8, 1884. He was the son of Oscar H. Will, owner of the Oscar H. Will & Company. George graduated from Bismarck High School in 1902 and Harvard in 1906 then took over his father's business in 1917. Throughout his lifetime, George was considered an archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnologist, naturalist, nurseryman, seedsman, and historian. He worked with the Mandan and Arikara tribes to learn about crossbreeds of corn for his seed business. In addition, he was president of the State Historical Society of North Dakota between 1942 and 1955.
Bibliographic ReferenceHarlow Leslie Walster, George Francis Will: Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Ethnologist, Naturalist, Nurseryman, Seedsman, Historian (Bismarck, ND: Bismarck Tribune, 1956), 3-17.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWill Family Collection MSS 10190
Collection Finding AidConsult
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (10190-84-01-02)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh10190-84-01-02
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