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Dixon, Joseph K. (fl. 1908-1924) Photographs of American Indians, ceremonies, councils and Little Big Horn

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03911.08 Author/Creator: Dixon, Joseph K. (fl. 1908-1924) Place Written: [various places] Type: Photograph Date: [1908-1920] Pagination: 40 photographs

Summary of Content: This collection consists of 40 photographs of Native Americans taken by Joseph K. Dixon, a prominent photographer, filmmaker, and champion of Native Americans. Probably taken in the period from 1908-1920, all of these prints were retained for Dixon's personal collection. These photographs include individual portraits (both full and half length), processions, group gatherings, and other scenes. Details of Native American dress are clearly visible in these photographs, and the scenery in which they have been photographed is often remarkable. While most of the Native Americans depicted here are men, there are a few notable exceptions, including a scene of two women gathering berries (#3), and a full length portrait of an unidentified woman (#35). Arranged by image type: Landscapes and scenes featuring Native Americans: photographs 1-20; Portraits of Native Americans: photographs 21-40

Background Information:

People: Dixon, Joseph K

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: American Indian HistoryReligionBattleMilitary History

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