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Name Fort Niobrara (Neb.)

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Image of RG1063.AM - RG1063 Wilson, Everett Pitt, 1868-1956

RG1063.AM - RG1063 Wilson, Everett Pitt, 1868-1956

This collection consists of 3 boxes of manuscript material arranged in five series: (1) Research Material, 1928-1934 (themes and manuscripts by students of Professor Wilson); (2) Correspondence, 1932-1944; (3) Addresses; (4) Pine Ridge Historical Association, 1938; and (5) Miscellany. The bulk of this collection relates to research projects done by students in Everett P. Wilson's history class at Chadron State Teachers College, Chadron, Nebraska. Much of the material relates to Western Nebraska history. It includes information on the counties and cities of Nebraska, ranches, the cattle industry, and a large amount of pioneer reminiscences.

Image of RG1142.AM - RG1142 Konkel, D.S.

RG1142.AM - RG1142 Konkel, D.S.

The collection consists of a photocopy of handwritten reminiscences by D.S. Konkel written in 1929-1930. The reminiscences primarily deal with the early days in Custer County, Nebraska from 1879-1882. Konkel mentions various towns including Comstock, Oak Grove, Westcott, Douglas Grove, Seneca, and Broken Bow; telling of their establishments; their community lives; people's names, etc. He also writes about his family, wagon trains, threshing, building a sod house, furniture, politics, relationships with Indians, etc.

RG2134.PH - Collection, Photograph

The Kinkaid Homestead Law of 1904 and the opening of the abandoned Fort Niobrara Military Reservation in late 1913 brought large numbers of people to the central plains of Nebraska. This collection contains photographs depicting the crowds that were drawn to the area for these events. This collection contains four photographic prints of large groups of people standing in line to acquire land. One shows the city street of Broken Bow, Nebraska, when it was still unpaved and muddy, ca.1913. Visible in the background are tents, buildings, and hopeful land owners waiting their turn to claim land. Of special interest is the photograph of Hazel Graham, the first woman to register at the Fort Niob

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.PH000002-000014 - Print, Photographic

RG2969.PH000002-000014 - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph shows a group of soldiers gathered in a field. Most of the soldiers are on foot, but some are on horseback at the front of the group. Behind the soldiers, several white tents can be seen. The photograph shows the camps of the 7th Infantry and the 9th Cavalry, commanded by Lt. Col. James S. Brisbin of the 9th Cavalry.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000020 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000002-000020 - Negative, Glass Plate

Black and white photograph of two teams of yoked oxen hauling cordwood wait to ford the Niobrara River.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000016 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000002-000016 - Negative, Glass Plate

In this black and white photograph, the buildings of Fort Niobrara can be seen in the distance, situated in a large open field. A line of trees runs along the bank of a river in the foreground of the photograph, with a few more trees scattered on the opposite bank. The troops at Fort Niobrara at this time were commanded by Lt. Col. James S. Brisbin of the 9th Cavalry.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000021 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000002-000021 - Negative, Glass Plate

Hauling wood to Ft. Niobrara. Crossing the Niobrara River with 30 head of oxen, 1886

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000022 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000002-000022 - Negative, Glass Plate

A line of oxen, hitched to carts carrying wood, can be seen in the distance in this black and white photograph. Some of Fort Niobrara's buildings, including a water tower, can be seen in the background, while a vast expanse of grass stretches across the foreground.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000023 - Unknown

RG2969.PH000002-000023 - Unknown

A man sits on a white horse in front of several other men on dark horses in this black and white photograph. Two of the horses on the left side of the photograph are hitched to carriages. The buildings of Fort Niobrara can be seen in the background.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000025 - Unknown

RG2969.PH000002-000025 - Unknown

Officer's Row at Ft. Niobrara after heavy snow, Jan. 13, 1888. Black and white photograph of a row of buildings half hidden behind piles of snow at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska. An oil lantern hangs from a pole in the middle of the snow. Fort Niobrara was established April 22, 1880, by Major John Jacques Upham, 5th Cavalry, and located on the right bank of the Niobrara River near the mouth of the Minnechaduze, a few miles east of the present town of Valentine. The fort provided protection to the settlers and cattlemen of the area from the Sioux Indians, who were by this time a broken people but still feared, and controlled the Indians at the Spotted Tail Agency. The fort was abandoned on Octob

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000026 - Print, Photographic

RG2969.PH000002-000026 - Print, Photographic

Indians & a white girl at Fort. Niobrara, 1889 In this black and white photograph, a young white girl is posed with seven members of the Brule tribe at Fort Niobrara, Nebraska in about 1889. The five men seated on the ground behind the young girl are wearing traditional Brule dress including feathered headdresses. Two Brule men are mounted on horses in the background. Buildings from Fort Niobrara can be seen in the distance. The individuals in the photograph are not identified. The image was likely taken at the same time as RG2969.PH2-27 on July 4, 1889.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000027 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000002-000027 - Negative, Glass Plate

A large group of Brule Indians are dancing in a grassy area, surrounded by the buildings of Fort Niobrara, in this black and white photograph. Some of them have feathers in their hair, and others are wearing feathered headdresses. Many of them are also wearing feathered bustles around their waists.

Image of RG2969.PH000002-000030 - Unknown

RG2969.PH000002-000030 - Unknown

25th Infantry (African-American troops) on Fort. Niobrara parade ground, ca. 1902. In this black and white photograph, members of the Twenty-fifth United States Infantry Regiment stand in formation on the parade ground of Fort Niobrara. There are a few soldiers on horseback at the front of the formation. Some of the fort's buildings can be seen in the background. The 25th Infantry was one of the racially segregated units of the United States Army known as Buffalo Soldiers.The 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 25th Regiment arrived at Fort Niobrara on August 1902 from Manila, Philippine Islands, and replaced the regiment there.