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Catalog Number RG2969.PH
Object Name Collection, Photograph
Collection Name RG2969 Anderson, John A.
Title John A. Anderson
Description 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 log house, said to be the first log house built in Cherry County; scenes of Fort Niobrara after the Blizzard of 1888; and panoramic views of the Rosebud Agency in 1889. Photographs showing Anderson's museum collection of peace pipes, clothing, and many other artifacts are also included.
Date 1884-1910s
People Hollow Horn Bear
Anderson, Roscoe
Old Harney
Roubideaux, Louis
Jordan, Charles Philander, 1856-1924
Sam Kills Two
Turning Bear
High Hawk
Two Strike
Fool Bull
He Dog
Little Eagle
Reifel, Ben
Blue Eyes
Anderson Family
Subjects Sioux Indian Museum (Rapid City, S.D.)
Rosebud Indian Agency (S.D.)
Jordan Trading Post (S.D.)
25th Regiment (Fort Niobrara, Neb.)
Indians of North America--Children
Siouan Indians
Indians of North America--Costume and adornment
Indian women--South Dakota
Indians of North America--Horses
Indians of North America--Mortuary Customs
Indians of North America--Antiquities--South Dakota
Indians of North America--Social life and customs
Indians of North America--Government Relations
Indian dance--South Dakota
Indian reservations--South Dakota
Indians of North America--Commerce
Siouan women
Indians of North America--Dwellings
Indians of North America--Winter counts
Search Terms Cherry County (Neb.)
Fort Niobrara (Neb.)
Rosebud (S.D.)
Badlands (S.D.)
Black Hills (S.D.)
Cut Meat Creek (S.D.)
White Thunder Camp (S.D.)
Valentine (Neb.)