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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train, New Mexico

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company's passenger train, New Mexico
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1920s and 1930s
This photograph shows an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company passenger train passing through the Laguna Indian Pueblo in New Mexico. Much of the pueblo is visible and the Mission is in the background.


Bark house, Kickapoo Reservation

Bark house, Kickapoo Reservation
Creator: Parkman, Mary
Date: 1935
This photograph, taken in 1935 as part of the New Deal Federal Indian program, depicts a bark house on the Kickapoo Reservation in northeast Kansas. This was the home of Marie Pewamo, who is presumably the woman standing out front. This style of house had been used since the nineteenth century by both the Kickapoo and Pottawatomi tribes.


Battle of Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge, South Dakota

Battle of Wounded Knee and Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Creator: Northwestern Photographic Company
Date: 1890 and 1891
Twelve photographs showing scenes of the Sioux Indians at Pine Ridge Indian Agency and the Battle of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. During this time, the U. S. Army sought to curb the Sioux Ghost Dance. They killed Sitting Bull and pursued Big Foot. He led his people south to seek protection at the Pine Ridge Reservation. The army intercepted the band on December 28 and brought them to the edge of Wounded Knee Creek to camp. On December 29, 1890, the U.S. Army attacked Big Foot's camp killing him and approximately 300 Sioux. The Battle of Wounded Knee is considered the last major conflict between U.S. troops and Native Americans. A number of Chiefs in the photographs are identified on the specific image. The backs of several of the photographs have advertisements for the photographic company which was located in Chadron, Nebraska; for the Minne Pazuta Springs credited with curing epilepsy; and for E. F. King, the Black Hills Jeweler located in Deadwood, South Dakota.


Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas

Burning the Cheyenne village near Fort Larned, Kansas
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays soldiers under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock burning a Cheyenne village on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. The illustration was drawn by Theodore Davis and published in Harpers Weekly, April 19, 1867.


Cheyenne camp

Cheyenne camp
Date: Unknown
This is a photograph of Cheyenne women returning to their camp. The women have tree limbs strapped on their backs. Three tipis and several dogs are also visible in the image. This photograph was copied from Cheyenne Indians by G. B. Grinnell, volume I, page 80. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Cheyenne Indian lodges

Cheyenne Indian lodges
Date: Between 1870 and 1879
This is a photo of several Cheyenne Indians sitting in front of their lodges near Anadarko, Indian Territory. The original photo is at the National Archives.


Cheyenne Indians

Cheyenne Indians
Date: Between 1860 and 1869
This is a photograph of Eagle Shirt, on horseback, and Black Horse, members of the Cheyenne tribe, posed with their teepees.


Cheyenne Indians sitting around tipi on Washita River

Cheyenne Indians sitting around tipi on Washita River
Date: 1869
This is a photograph of four Cheyenne adults and one child sitting outside a tipi on the Washita River, Indian Territory. Other tipis are visible in the background as well as as a hide drying on a rack. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Cheyenne summer house

Cheyenne summer house
Date: Unknown
This is a photograph of a Cheyenne woman covering a summer house with willows. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Cheyenne village on the Washita River

Cheyenne village on the Washita River
Date: 1869
This is a photograph of a Cheyenne village on the Washita River, Indian Territory. Horses are also seen in the center right of the frame. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Cheyenne woman erecting a lodge

Cheyenne woman erecting a lodge
Date: Unknown
This is a photograph of a Cheyenne woman erecting lodge poles as a structural element for a tipi. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


El Quarteleja

El Quarteleja
Date: Unknown
El Quarteleja-Site


Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress

Haskell Institute Indian Pow Wow and Congress
Date: October 1926
Twenty-eight photographs of the Indian Pow Wow and Congress held at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas in the fall of 1926.


Indian dwellings

Indian dwellings
Date: Between 1880s and 1890s
These two black and white photographs show a group of tipis at an unknown location. The first image shows meat and animal hides drying beside the structures, and in the distance, a mountain range is visible. The second image by William S. Soule shows a Cheyenne camp with tipis arranged like a village. To the left, two people are visible sitting in front of one of the dwellings.


Indian lodge at Medicine Creek, Kansas

Indian lodge at Medicine Creek, Kansas
Creator: Howland, J.
Date: October 1867
This illustration portrays Indian dwellings at Medicine Lodge Creek. In October 1867, the United States government signed peace treaties with the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Arapaho, and Cheyenne Indians, removing these tribes to reservations. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Indian scout camp, Indian Territory

Indian scout camp, Indian Territory
Date: Between 1870 and 1880
A photograph showing teepees at an Indian scout camp, Indian Territory.


Interior of a Kanza lodge, 1841, near Menokin, Shawnee County

Interior of a Kanza lodge, 1841, near Menokin, Shawnee County
Creator: DeSmet, Pierre Jean
Date: 1841
Sketch of a Kanza lodge interior located near Menokin, Shawnee County, Kan. Copied from Father P. J. DeSmet's Letters and Sketches, Philadelphia, 1843. The sketch shows member of the Kansa Indian tribe gathered in a lodge.


Kansa dwelling

Kansa dwelling
Date: Between 1890 and 1919
This photograph shows a Kansa Indian dwelling made from tree bark. Two people are standing just outside the entryway.


Kansa Indian village of Fool Chief

Kansa Indian village of Fool Chief
Date: 1841
Photo of an illustration of the Kansa Indian village of Fool Chief, near Menokin, Shawnee County, Kansas.


Kaw Nation stone agency building

Kaw Nation stone agency building
Date: 1920s
This photograph shows a stone building constructed by the United States government's Bureau of Indian Affairs for communication with the Kaw Nation in Morris County.


Kiowa Indians

Kiowa Indians
Creator: Irwin, William E.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a cabinet card showing four images including Gumbye with little girls, a group of Kiowa girls, a Kiowa camp near Ft. Sill, and a Wichita grass lodge near Anadarko, Oklahoma.


Kiowa man with a baby

Kiowa man with a baby
Creator: Irwin, William E.
Date: Between 1890 and 1899
This is a cabinet card showing a Kiowa man and infant in front of a tipi. The baby is in a child carrier. The photographer was from Chickasha, Indian Territory.


Lodges of the chiefs in the Indian village captured by General Hancock

Lodges of the chiefs in the Indian village captured by General Hancock
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Date: April 19, 1867
This illustration portrays Cheyenne Indian lodges on Pawnee Fork, thirty miles west of Fort Larned. These lodges were abandoned and later burned under the command of General Winfield S. Hancock. This illustration was published in Harper's Weekly, April 19, 1867. Funds for digitization provided by Mr. Steve Peckel in memory of William Chalfant.


Mission Building from South

Mission Building from South
Creator: Hunnius, Ado, 1842-1923
Date: January 16, 1876
This pencil sketch of a "Mission Building from South" is taken from the Ado Hunnius diary. Besides several buildings, the drawing shows two tipis.


Museum construction scene, Topeka, Kansas

Museum construction scene, Topeka, Kansas
Creator: Kansas State Historical Society
Date: September 24, 1982
This is a photograph of the museum construction site taken from the interstate in Topeka, Kansas. In the background to the right, the Potawatomi Mission can be seen. The museum is located at 6425 SW 6th Ave.


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