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Unknown Portraits of North American Indians [2 vols. of the American West]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04490 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photographs Date: 1885 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Photographs of Native Americans: Indian delegation photographs of War chiefs, war dance groups, married couples, children, etc. Images from 1858-1884.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: American West, American Indian History, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Religion, Women's History, Marriage, Children and Family

Sub Era: Development of the West