Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS4464
Creators:
Kelly, R. L.
Northwestern Photo Company
Stilwell, L. W.
Scott, George W.
Cross, W. R. (William R.)
Kelly, R. L.
Traeger, G. E. ?
Dates:
undated
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
54 copy prints
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Relate to the Dakota Indians of Pine Ridge and Rosebud Agencies, and to the Battle of Wounded Knee (December 29, 1890), including views of the battlefield, January, 1891.
Scope and Contents
"The Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R. Street, Lincoln 8, Nebraska (James C. Olson, Supt.), has a collection of pictures relating to the Battle of Wounded Knee, fought in 1890. Included in the group of about 50 photographs are scenes before and following the battle, photographs of Indians, and related subjects. There are a few glass plate negatives by G. E. Trager, and the remainder of the collection consists of old photoprints or copies thereof." -- from Eye to Eye (Graphic Hitory Soc. Of America)-1954- 106. This entry from Eye to Eye, 1954 may refer to the same collection as Bureau of American Ethnology Catalog Number 4464. (Negative Numbers 3200-b-1--15) Some of these were published by Schmitt and Brown ("Fighting Indians of the West," 1948) from the Bureau of American Ethnology copy negatives and attributed to Trager as the photographer. However, the prints in the Bureau of American Ethnology apparently bear no signature or other mark attributing them to Trager. Possibly Schmitt and Brown knew him to be the photographer from other research they had done. It remains to check this collection with the Nebraska Historical Society to see if it is the same as theirs. The prints received from Mr Johnson have evidently been copied many times.
Scope and Contents
Contents: Catalog Number 4464 Dakota (1) Description: Burial of the dead after the Battle of Wounded Knee Photographer: Northwestern Photo Co. Date: December 29, 1890 (copyright 1/1/91) Negative Number 3200-b-7. (2) Medicine Man, dead in the snow Northwestern Photo Co copyright 1/1/91 3200-b-8. (3) Big Foot, dead in the snow Northwestern Photo Co copyright 1/1/91 3200-b-2 and 55,018. (4) Wounded Knee Battlefield, looking north Northwestern Photo Co copyright 1891 3200-b-10. (5) Wounded Knee Battlefield, looking south-west Northwestern Photo Co ? 1891 47,685. (6) Wounded Knee Battlefield Northwestern Photo Co ? 1891. (7) General Carr's camp at Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co ? 1891. (8) Hostile Indian camp at the Mission near Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (9) "Scene at the battlefield." Northwest Photo Co 1891 3200-b-14. (10) Catholic Mission, 9 miles north of Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (11) Rosebud and Sioux Indians War Dance at Pine Ridge Agency, December 25, 1890 Northwestern Photo Co ? 12/25, 1890. (12) Kicking Bear, Brule Dakota Northwestern Photo Co. (13) Stinking Bear, a leader of the friendly Sioux Indians, Pine Ridge Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (14) Standing Elk (left) and Black Horse (right) Northwestern Photo Co 1891.
Scope and Contents
Catalog Number 4464 Dakota: (15) Description: Left to right: Two Strike, Crow Dog, High Hawk Photographer: Northwestern Photo Co Date: 1891 Negative Number: 42,827. (16) Left to right: J. M. McDonough, Good Lance, Big Talk, Frank Gerard (chief of scouts), Kicking Bear, Two Strike, Major Burke Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (17) Grand Council between friendly and hostile Indian chiefs at Pine Ridge Agency, January 17, 1891. Chief Kicking Bear talking Northwestern Photo Co January 17, 1891. (18) Indians at camp, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891 3200-b-12. (19) Beef Issue, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (20) Hospital, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891 (21) Captain Taylor and his Indian Scouts on drill, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co 1891. (22) Officers of the 7th Cavalry, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co Date Unknown. (23) Officers of the 9th Cavalry, Pine Ridge Agency Northwestern Photo Co. [1891 ?] (24) Pine Ridge Agency from the north. (not clear) 1891. (25) Wounded Knee battlefield 1891. (26) Wounged Knee battlefield 3200-b-9. (27) "Scaffold on which the first Indian was hanged. Deadwood, South Dakota." (28) Sitting Bull R. L. Kelly, Pierre, South Dakota 47,686-A. (29) Dakota man, 3/4 length L. W. Stilwell ? (30) Joe Bush L. W. Stilwell, Deadwood, South Dakota. (31) Two men, standing L. W. Stilwell? (32) War Bonnet L. W. Stilwell. (33) Bear Pipe L. W. Stilwell. (34) Ellis [?] Standing Bear L. W. Stilwell (35) Mother of Messiah "watching Ghost Dance at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, 1891"- A. G. Johnson George W. Scott, Fort Yates, North Dakota 1891. (36) Two men standing in front of covered wagon. (37) Four men standing in front of covered wagon. (38) Stinking Bear and Paint His Horse. (39) Row of men on horseback. (40) Omaha Dance, Rosebud Agency W. R. Cross, Hot Springs, South Dakota 1891 55,634. (41) Omaha Dance, Rosebud Agency W. R. Cross, Hot Springs, South Dakota. (42) Row of Indians in front of a reviewing stand. (43) Row of Indians sitting on ground; white man on horse behind them. (44) "Sioux Indians in town July 4, hitting a dime at distance 100 ft." (45) Three "Sioux Indians coming to town."
Scope and Contents
Catalog Number 4464 Dakota:(46) Description: Hospital, Pine Ridge Agency Photographer Unknown Date: 1891. (47) Funeral of an Indian policeman 1891. (48) Scaffold burials, Yankton Agency, Dakota Territory W. R. Cross. (49) Large group of men on horseback. (50) "U. S. Cavalry returning after Battle of Wounded Knee, S. D., 1891." (51) "U. S. Army Officers Pine Ridge, S. D. 1891." 3200-b-13. (52) Officers with Indian fighters, Pine Ridge Agency 1891. (53) Officers of 7th Cavalry, Pine Ridge. (54) "Soldiers of Wounded Knee, 1891." (55) "Gathering up the dead at the Battle of Wounded Knee, S. D." 1891 47,685-B.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 4464

Local Note
Local Note
Filed: Original prints, Dakota.

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 4464, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Purchased from A. G. Johnson, York, Nebraska, 1934.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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War -- Battle of Wounded Knee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dance Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Federal-Indian relations -- Beef Issue Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U. S. Army -- Cavalry officers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U. S. Army -- Battle of Wounded Knee Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dakota Indians Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Death and mortuary customs -- scaffold burials Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Medicine Man Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Foot, Dakota Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kicking Bear Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stinking Bear, Chief Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Standing Elk Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Horse Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Two Strikes. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Dog American Indian Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
High Hawk Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McDonough, J. M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Good Lance Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Talk Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gerard, Frank Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Two Strikes. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burke, Major Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Captain Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sitting Bull, 1831-1890 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bush, Joe Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War bonnet Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bear Pipe Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Standing Bear, Ellis Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paint His Horse Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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