Ada and her brother Burt McColl (in a dress) are gathering buffalo chips to use for heating and cooking fuel. An abridged version of this photograph without Burt is very common. For more information on this photograph, see the link to Reflections (Summer 2008) below. A family member confirmed that Burt (or Bert) was a boy.
Creator: McColl, Ada
For pioneers, the use of buffalo chips for fuel was a common, and necessary parctice.
Item Number: 207966
Call Number: TX.2 *5
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207966
Collections - Photograph
Curriculum - 2nd Grade Standards - Kansas History Standards - Groups of people (Benchmark 2) - Daily life (Indicator 1)
Curriculum - The Kansas Journey - Chapter 6: Welcome to Kansas: "Her Light Shall Shine"
Date - 1890s - 1893
Environment - Wildlife - Mammals - Buffalo/Bison
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Children
People - Women
Places - Cities and towns - Lakin
Places - Counties - Kearny
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Photographs