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Valentine C. Sherman Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Container: FB 605
Identifier: H2015-029

Content Description

The collection consists of sixteen sepia-tone original images taken by photographer John C. H. Grabill. Grabill was an American photographer who in 1886 opened his first photographic studio in Sturgis, opening additional studios in Hot Springs, Lead and Deadwood in Dakota Territory. The images in this collection date to 1890 and 1891. Most are attributed as “The Grabill Portrait and View Co., Deadwood, South Dakota.” The caption for each image is provided below. The Grabill images were inherited through the family of Valentine C. Sherman. Mr. Sherman was a clerk/agent at the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in the 1880s. Four of the images measure 10”x 12” the other twelve measure 11”x 14 ¾” The images received some level of water damage in the past as they are stained and slightly warped, though not enough to have severely damaged the photographs. The images were interleaved with acid free paper.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1890-1891

Creator

Extent

0.25 Cubic Feet

Inventory

-3648 “The Great Hostile Camp,” Largest Indian Camp in the world, near Pine Ridge, S.D., Jan. 16, 1891. Photo and copyright 1891 by Grabill, 1891, Deadwood, S.D. -3640 “Capt. Taylor and 70 Indian Scouts” at hostile camp, “Young Man Afraid of His Horse,” Camp in back ground. Photo and copyright ’91 by Grabill, Deadwood, S.D. -3637 “Gen. Brook’s Camp” Camp near Pine Ridge, S.D. Jan. 17, 1891. Photo and copyright ’91 by Grabill, Deadwood, S.D. -2719 “Harney Peak,” Just after a storm. Part of peak cut off by vaper, but the statuary man in plain view. Photo from west side, on the B.&M Ry. Photo and copyright by Grabill, ’90. -3694 PINE RIDGE, S.D. copyright ’91, by the Grabill, P. & V. Co. Deadwood, S.D. -3564 “AT THE DANCE” “Big Foot’s Band” at grass Dance on Cheyenne River, Aug 9, 1890. Photo and copyright 1890, by Grabill, Deadwood, S.D. By Dec. 29th or 30th nearly the entire number were killed at the battel of Wounded Knee, S.D. -3565 Indian Warriors. Big Foot’s Band of Warriors. Mr. Bear that Runs and Growls, Mr. Warrior, Mr. One Tooth Gone, Mr. Sole (bottom of foot), Mr. Make it Long. Photo and Copyright by Grabill, ’90. -3635 “Indian Council at Hostile Camp.” The great council among chiefs and leaders which settled the Indian war. Photo and copyright ’91 by Grabill, Deadwood, S.D. -3603 “VILLA OF BRULE” The great hostile Indian Camp on River Brule near Pine Ridge, S.D.). Photo and copyright by Grabill, 1891, Deadwood, S.D. -3630 Indian Chiefs and U.S. Officials. 1. Two Strikes, 2. Crow Dog, 3. Short Bull, 4. High Hawk, 5. Two Lance, 6. Kicking Bear, 7. Good Voice, 8. Thunder Hawk, 9. Rocky Bear, 10. Young Man Afraid of His Horse, 11. American Horse, 12. W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), 13. Maj. J. M. Burk, 14. J. C. Craiger, 15. J. McDonald, 16 J. G. Worth. Taken at Pine Ridge Jan. 16, ’91. Photo and copyright by Grabill, 1891, Deadwood, S.D. -3627 Famous Battery “E” of 1st Artillery. These brave men and the Hotchkiss gun that Big Foot’s Indians though were toys, together with the fighting 7th what’s left of Gen. Custer’s boys, Sent 200 Indians to that Heaven which the ghost dancer enjoys. This checked the Indian noise and Gen. Miles with staff returned to Illinois. Photo and copyright by Grabill, ’91, Deadwood, S.D. -3815 The Towering Peaks of Harney Range Two of the most beautiful peaks in the world, near Custer City, S.D. on the B & M Ry. Photo and copyright 1891 by Grabill P & V Co. Deadwood and Hot Springs, S.D. -3262 “Phantom Ridge” Black Hills, Dak. Photo and copyright by Grabill, ’90. On the Fremont, Elkhorn & M.V. Ry. -3842 “HORSE SHOE CURVE” on B & M Rly. Buckhorn Mountains in background. Photo and copyright ’91 by Grabill P & V Co. -3814 “Our Picnic Party at Sunday Gulch.” Photographed between the Walls of the Grand Mountains of the Dakota, near Custer City on the B & M Ry. Photo and copyright 1891 by Grabill P & V Co., Deadwood and Hot Springs, S.D. -3632 “Gen. Miles and Buffalo Bill viewing hostile Indian Camp” near Pine Ridge, S.D. Jan 16, 1891. Photo and copyright 1891 by Grabill, Deadwood, S.D.