This copy from a stereograph shows George Armstrong Custer during the Black Hills Expedition. The image identified by Elizabeth B. Custer, shows her husband gathered around the carcass of a grizzly bear with Indian scout Bloody Knife, Captain William Ludlow; the chief engineer of the expedition and Private Noonan in the background. The military expedition to the Black Hills of South Dakota was a strategic plan by the United States government to explore the benefits of the uncharted land.
Creator: Illingworth, W. H.
Item Number: 216333
Call Number: B Custer, George *35
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 216333
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Military
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1870s - 1872
Military - Service - Army - Cavalry
Military - Wars - Civil War
Military - Wars - Indian Wars
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Stereographs
People - Notable People - Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Places - Other States - South Dakota
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Stereographs