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John Alvin Anderson—Photo Album, ca. 1890s

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2019-002

Content Description

The collection consists of one photo album of 53 original images taken by photographer John Anderson on the Rosebud Indian Reservation from the 1890s. The photographs highlight Native American life around the Rosebud Indian Agency. Many of the images include a number written on them by Anderson. Topics include agency life, dancing, dress, activities, Native American and white interaction, cattle branding and cattle work, beef issue/ration scenes and Native American graves. There are also a number of images taken in the Badlands of South Dakota and in Hot Springs (S.D.). Photographs of individuals include Crow Dog, Two-Strike, Hollow Horn Bear and High Bear. The photo album has lost its front and back coverings. The album was kept together in its original bindings. Older acid free pages are interleaved within the album. Also included with the collection is an image of South Dakota United States Senator James H. Kyle. The materials were transferred outright to the South Dakota State Archive from the Yakima Valley Museum (Yakima, WA).

Acquisition Type


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  • ca. 1890s



0.25 Cubic Feet