Studio portraits of Red Cloud and possibly Little Wound, as well as one image probably of an Oglala camp near the eastern edge of Chadron, Nebraska.
Portraits of American Indian men, possibly Oglala Indians or members of the National Congress of American Indians.
Photographs depicting Oglala Indians from Pine Ridge during a visit to the National Archives to look at documents relating to the tribeʹs history and culture.
This collection is comprised of a census of the Oglala Sioux at the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, taken on June 30, 1904 by Indian agent Major John R. Brennan. The census consists of 938 handwritten entries on 36 leaves.
Studio portraits of American Indians, including Mierishash (Two Belly), Chief Gall (Pizi), Chief Iromagaja (Rain in the Face), Mato-Wa-Nahtaka (Kicking Bear), and Oglala Indians, and possibly chiefs. There is also a photograph of a sculpture of an American Indian man, woman, child in cradleboard, and a dog.
Images of Lucy (Black Elk) Looks Twice (1907-1978), Black Elk's only daughter and wife of Leo Looks Twice, and her daughter, Norma Regina (ca. 1940-1978). They were probably photographed while serving as consultants in the research for Michael F. Steltenkamp's book, Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala.
Copies of photographs mostly depicting Sun Dances on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations. They depict Oglala, Dakota, and other Siouan Indians, encampments, wagons, tipis, and a powwow.
Photographs depicting Arthur Amiotte's artwork, including stitchery and quilts, clothing and mocassins, wall hangings, and paintings. The collection also includes some images of exhibits of Amiotte's work, a powwow, and scenic views of the Great Plains area.
Images of Plains Indians and United States peace commissions in and around Fort Laramie during treaty negotiations in 1868. The collection includes images of Major Grimes, a surgeon Schnell, and A. S. H. White (Secretary of the 1868 treaty).