Photos of the Dakota Territory

These photographs of the old Dakota Territory are fascinating.  I’m not sure where these pictures originally came from.  In many ways, they look like the Edward Curtis photos that were taken between 1885 and 1930, but some appear to have been taken too early to be his work.

Village of the Lakota Sioux  Indians


Cheyenne Indians

The photo above of the Cheyenne Indians looks like it is a posed photo, perhaps for visitors.  You can see what looks like pricing on the placard at the bottom of the picture.  Did you pay to have your photo taken with the Indians?


Lakota Sioux Indian Camp

Blankets were such an integral part of Indian life.   The patterns are beautiful.  I wish we could see color.  Notice that the Indian on horseback has no saddle.


Captain Taylor and 70 Indian  Scouts


“Comanche,” the only survivor of the Custer  Massacre, 1876


Indian Fighters from the US Army  Infantry

About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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1 Response to Photos of the Dakota Territory

  1. Kyungshim says:

    there is no such thing as “Nakota,” the white men went to the land of the Lakota and Dakota, they heard them speaking Dakota, not this thing called Nakota

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