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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_S._Curtis
Village of the Lakota Sioux 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
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