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Name Reifel, Ben
Born 1906
Occupation Reifel was a Congressman in the United States House of Representatives. He also used to work as a clerk in John Anderson's store.
Deceased 1990

Associated Records

RG2969.PH - Collection, Photograph

John A. Anderson, born in Sweden in 1869, came to Cherry County, Nebraska, in 1884. Anderson took many photographs relating to people living on the frontier. This collection consists of photographs of Sioux Indians posing for formal portraits, performing traditional customs, and going about daily activities. This collection consists of 360 photographic prints and 322 glass negatives, mostly of Sioux Indians. Photographs include Sam Kills Two working on his winter count skin; being issued at the Rosebud Agency; a ceremonial Sun Dance Dog feast; and many other photographs depicting various activities and customs of the Sioux tribe. Also included are photos of Anderson and his family at their

Image of RG2969.PH000001-000088 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000001-000088 - Negative, Glass Plate

This black and white photograph shows Ben Reifel sitting in a field, playing a courting flute. He has two feathers in his hair. The lower half of his body is wrapped in a blanket. A tipi can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken at the Rosebud Reservation. He was a Congressman in the House of Representatives, from the Santee of South Dakota; he also used to work as a clerk in John Anderson's Store.

Image of RG2969.PH000001-000088-1 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000001-000088-1 - Negative, Glass Plate

This black and white photograph shows Ben Reifel sitting in a field, playing a courting flute. He has two feathers in his hair. The lower half of his body is wrapped in a blanket. A tipi can be seen in the background. The photograph was taken at the Rosebud Reservation. He was a Congressman in the House of Representatives, from the Santee of South Dakota; he also used to work as a clerk in John Anderson's Store.