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    • The defiance of Roman Nose

    • Shows Roman Nose, a Native American (Cheyenne) man, on horseback at the Battle of Beecher Island. A group of spectators on horseback cheer him on.
    • Cheyenne Indians--War--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--War--1890-1900.; Horseback riding--1890-1900.; Roman Nose.; Beecher Island, Battle of, 1868.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • Major-General William T. Sherman

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows a bust portrait of Major-General William T. Sherman. Sherman has a beard and wears a military uniform that includes a double-breasted jacket with a belt, an upright collar, a bow tie and officer's shoulder...
    • Generals--American--1860-1870.; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
    • 1864 June 4
    • General Sam Houston, Governor of Texas, photographed by Brady.

    • Image on Harper's weekly page shows a bust portrait of Sam Houston. Houston has curly hair and mutton chops, and wears a suit, silk bow tie and a woven overcoat. He wears rings and poses with a cane and a hat.
    • Governors--Texas--1860-1870.; Houston, Sam, 1793-1863.
    • 1861 March 30
    • An incident in Rocky Mountain sheep-hunting

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows three bighorn sheep on a steep, rock ledge in the Rocky Mountains. Shows the silhouette of two hunters and a rifle in the distance.
    • Mountain sheep hunting--1890-1900.
    • 1899 April 15
    • The great solar eclipse

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows a total solar eclipse in the sky. Men and women stand on a mountain pass, probably Argentine Pass in Clear Creek County or Summit County, Colorado, and point or look up at the eclipse.
    • Argentine Pass (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Eclipses--Colorado--1870-1880.; Passes (Landforms)--Colorado--1870-1880.; Spectators--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1878 August 24
    • A whaling station on the California coast

    • View of the Pacific Ocean, men flaying a whale, smokestacks of a rendering plant, and a seaman with a telescope, in California. The Harper's Weekly masthead depicts an artist's palette, a lyre, globe, and telescope.
    • Fishermen--California--1870-1880.; Fishing industry--California--1870-1880.; Whaling--California--1870-1880.
    • 1877 June 23
    • General Custer presenting captured battle-flags at the War Department, Washington

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page shows General George A. Custer in Washington D.C. Custer wears a military uniform and presents tattered Confederate battle flags held by Confederate soldiers, captured at the Battle of Cedar Creek, to dignitaries...
    • Washington (D.C.)--1860-1870.; Generals--American--District of Columbia--Washington--1860-1870.; Military parades & ceremonies--District of Columbia--Washington--1860-1870.; Military standards--Confederate--1860-1870.; Prisoners--District of...
    • 1864 November 12
    • General Nelson A. Miles

    • Image on Harper's weekly title page is a portrait of General Nelson A. Miles. Miles has a handlebar moustache, stands with crossed arms and wears a military uniform with a cummerbund, a sash, fringed officer's epaulettes, probably velvet cuffs, and...
    • Generals--American--1890-1900.; Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925.
    • 1891 April 18
    • Aspen and its surroundings

    • View of buildings and streets in Aspen (Pitkin County), Colorado. Shows the Roaring Fork River in the valley and a road grade and sparse buildings on Aspen Mountain.
    • Aspen (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Aspen Mountain (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Roaring Fork River (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Aspen--1880-1890.; Rivers--Colorado--Aspen--1880-1890.
    • Pueblo farmers watching their crops

    • Cover of "Harper's Weekly A Journal of civilization, Vol. XXXIV.-No. 1763... New York, Saturday, October 4, 1890." Reproduction of a lithograph shows Native American Pueblo Indians by a branch-shelter and tilled fields.
    • Indians of North America--New Mexico--1890-1900.; Pueblo Indians--New Mexico--1890-1900.; Farms--New Mexico--1890-1900.
    • 1890 October 4
    • The harvest dance of the Pueblo indians of New Mexico

    • Illustration from Harper's Weekly, black and white reproduction of a painting shows Native American dancers, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, shows spectators on adobe buildings; costumes include breechcloths, animal tails, and tablet headdresses...
    • Indians of North America--Dance--New Mexico--Taos Pueblo--1890-1900.; Pueblo Indians--Dance--New Mexico--Taos Pueblo--1890-1900.; Ceremonial dancers--New Mexico--Taos Pueblo--1890-1900.
    • [between 1893 and 1895?]
    • On the way to new diggings halt in a rough pass of the Rocky Mountains

    • Men, on foot or on horseback, and mule-drawn covered wagons are on a steep, narrow trail in the Rocky Mountains. The men wear hats and carry rifles. Shows probably buffalo robes bundled with a beaded buckskin. Gnarled brush and tree stumps are in...
    • Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Frontier & pioneer life--1870-1880.; Wagon trains--1870-1880.; Westward movement--1870-1880.
    • Cheyenne scouts patrolling the big timber of the north Canadian, Oklahoma

    • Two Native American (Cheyenne) military scouts ride horseback in a wooded area in Oklahoma. The men wear military coats, hats, earrings, feathers in their hair, and carry rifles and bed rolls. One man wears gauntlets and a 5th Cavalry hat pin.
    • Cheyenne Indians--Oklahoma--1880-1890.; Indian scouts--Oklahoma--1880-1890.; Indians of North America--Oklahoma--1880-1890.; Horseback riding--Oklahoma--1880-1890.; Military scouts--Oklahoma--1880-1890.
    • Reality on the plains

    • A uniformed soldier with head bandages stands over the body of a shirtless dead man. The soldier has a saber at his side and a hat in his hand, the dead man has an arrow in his chest and a picture of a girl near his outstretched hand.
    • Indians of North America--War--1870-1880.; Soldiers--1870-1880.
    • [1940-1970?]
    • On the cattle range what's the show for a Christmas dinner, chief?

    • A man with fur chaps, gauntlets and a wide brimmed hat, holds the reins of his horse and stands in front of a Native American man at the entrance to a tepee. Shows a tomahawk on the ground and tepees at a camp in snowy woods.
    • Indians of North America--1890-1900.; Cowboys--1890-1900.; Horses--1890-1900.; Indian encampments--1890-1900.; Tipis--1890-1900.
    • 1890 December 20
    • The last shot

    • A white man shoots a Native American (Plains) man as he holds a tomahawk. The men's horses are nearby.
    • Indians of North America--War--Great Plains--1860-1870.; Fights--1860-1870.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • In the mountains

    • View of travelers on top of a stagecoach on a mountain road. The women wear dresses with fitted bodices, full skirts, lace or ruffled trim, and hats. The men wear suits, neckerchiefs and hats. Two teams of horses kick up dust on the dirt road....
    • Horse teams--1870-1880.; Passengers--1870-1880.; Stagecoaches--1870-1880.; Women--1870-1880.
    • 1870 August 20
    • A scrub-race on the plains

    • View of a horse race in Yosemite Valley (later Yosemite National Park), California. Shows bareback riders with whips or switches, bridled horses and men spectators near the racers. Covered wagons are in the distance.
    • Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--1870-1880.; Horse racing--California--Yosemite National Park--1870-1880.; Spectators--California--Yosemite National Park--1870-1880.
    • 1876 March 4
    • Comanche photographed by O.S. Goff, Fort A. Lincoln, Dakota Territory

    • A man in a military uniform holds the reins of the horse "Comanche" at Fort Abraham Lincoln (Morton County), North Dakota. The horse has an English saddle and a pad inscribed with the Seventh U.S. Cavalry "7."
    • United States. Army. Cavalry, 7th--People--1870-1880.; Fort Abraham Lincoln (N.D.)--1870-1880.; Cavalry--North Dakota--Fort Abraham Lincoln--1870-1880.; Horses--North Dakota--Fort Abraham Lincoln--1870-1880.
    • 1878 May 25
    • The Sierra Nevada snow blockade

    • View of snow removal on the Central Pacific Railroad near Emigrant Gap in the Sierra Nevadas in Placer County, California. Chinese laborers remove snow in Blue Canyon.
    • Central Pacific Railroad Company--1890-1900.; Alien labor, Chinese--California--1890-1900.; Blue Canyon (Calif. : Town)--1890-1900.; Emigrant Gap (Calif.)--1890-1900.; Sierra Nevada (Calif. and Nev.)--1890-1900.; Blizzards--California--1890-1900.;...
    • 1890
    • Within the medicine lodge

    • Native American (Blackfeet, Siksika) men stand in a large brush shelter with a central pole. Some men wear leather belts decorated with bells and feather headdresses.
    • Indian dance--1900-1910.; Indians of North America--1900-1910.; Siksika Indians--1900-1910.; Lodges--1900-1910.
    • [between 1900 and 1910?]
    • Shooting antelopes from a railroad train in Colorado

    • Antelope run from people with rifles on a prairie hillside in Colorado. One antelope has been shot and falls to the ground. A railroad train is on tracks beside the passengers. Shows dark clouds in the distance and mountains on the horizon.
    • Antelope hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Railroads--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1875 May 29
    • From mine to mill

    • A team of four horses runs with a wooden wagon, probably filled with ore, on a dirt road in a mountain valley. The driver wears a wide-brimmed hat and boots, and holds his foot on the brake. An onlooker with a beard leans on a post beside a dog and...
    • Carts & wagons--1870-1880.; Horse teams--1870-1880.; Mining--1870-1880.
    • 1878 September 14
    • A perilous trip, shooting a flume in the Sierra Nevada

    • Two men in small boat slide down a narrow, wooden flume filled with water in the Sierra Nevada Range in Nevada or California. Shows the flume on a tree-covered mountain, rock formations and summits in the distance.
    • Aquatic sports--1870-1880.; Boats--1870-1880.; Flumes--1870-1880.
    • 1877 June 2
    • An Indian Foray

    • Native American (tribe unknown) men on horseback kidnap a white woman and steal livestock.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Cattle raids--1870-1880.; Kidnappings--1870-1880.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • "Hands up", an incident of travel on the plains

    • Bandits in hats and face masks hold up a stagecoach at gun point on a road at night. Stagecoach drivers and a passenger hold their hands up. Two bandits hold the reins of the two teams of spooked horses.
    • Criminals--1880-1890.; Horse teams--1880-1890.; Robberies--1880-1890.; Stagecoaches--1880-1890.
    • 1885 August 29
    • The Indian battle and massacre near Fort Philip Kearney, Dacotah Territory, December 21, 1866

    • Native American Sioux and Cheyenne men battle U.S. soldiers near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakota Territory.
    • Cheyenne Indians--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Campaigns & battles--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.
    • [between 1940 and 1960?]
    • Buffalo-hunting on the plains by officers of the United States Army

    • United States Army officers on horseback hunt buffalo on the plains. Soldiers in uniform take tongues from dead animals and drink a toast at a dinner table in a tent under United States flags. Includes portraits of Major Albert P. Morrow and...
    • Bison hunting--1860-1870.; Eating & drinking--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Military officers--American--1860-1870.; Cooper, Wyckliffe.; Morrow, Albert P.
    • 1867 July 6
    • Indians gambling for the possession of a captive

    • Native American (Plains) gamble near covered wagons. Shows a woman bound to a wagon wheel, and a man being dragged toward the gamblers.
    • Indians of North America--Great Plains--1870-1880.; Gambling--1870-1880.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • Warriors dancing inside medicine-lodge

    • A large group of Native American warriors dance in a medicine lodge, they circle a central pole; an American Flag flies in the background.
    • Indian dance--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--1890-1900.; Warriors--1890-1900.
    • 1900
    • A tornado in the Rocky Mountains

    • View of a tornado and a billow of clouds in a steep canyon in the Rocky Mountains. Shows splintered trees where the funnel touches the ground. Rocky peaks and a dark sky are in the distance.
    • Tornadoes--1880-1890.
    • 1885 September 19
    • A day's "still hunting" after buffalo

    • Men hunt American buffalo with rifles on the prairie in Kansas. Shows a wounded buffalo and a buffalo herd. Men cook buffalo meat over a fire at a camp. Shows covered wagons and strips of meat left out to dry.
    • Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Food drying--1870-1880.; Outdoor cookery--1870-1880.
    • 1877 March 10
    • The United States Artillery School at Fortress Monroe

    • A group of uniformed officers maneuver a cannon at the Artillery School in Fortress Monroe, (later Fort Monroe) in Hampton, Virginia. Frame and brick buildings include barracks and officer's houses and school buildings on the military campus.
    • Fort Monroe (Va.)--1880-1890.; Cannons--Virginia--Fort Monroe--1880-1890.; Forts & fortifications--Virginia--Fort Monroe--1880-1890.; Military training--Virginia--Fort Monroe--1880-1890.
    • 1888 April 14
    • Ouray, Colorado

    • View of Ouray (Ouray County), Colorado. Frame and brick buildings include the Beaumont Hotel and the Ouray Public schoolhouse. Shows The Amphitheater, Cascade Mountain and Cascade Falls, and snow on the San Juan Mountains in the distance.
    • Amphitheater, The (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cascade Falls (Ouray County, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Ouray (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Ouray--1880-1890.; Waterfalls--Colorado--Ouray--1880-1890.
    • 1889 June 8
    • The city and valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah

    • Views of prominent buildings in Salt Lake City (Salt Lake County), Utah. Shows bust portraits of prominent Mormon religious leaders.
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--People.; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Salt Lake City (Utah)--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Mormon churches--Utah--Salt Lake City--1860-1870.; Spiritual...
    • 1866 August 18
    • The Seventh U. S. Cavalry charging in Black Kettle's village at daylight (Battle of Washita)

    • Custer and the 7th Cavalry raid the Native American (Cheyenne) encampment of Black Kettle on the Washita River, Oklahoma.
    • Cheyenne Indians--Oklahoma--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--Oklahoma--1860-1870.; Campaigns & battles--Oklahoma--1860-1870.; Black Kettle--Homes & haunts.; Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876--Military service.
    • [between 1940 and 1970?]
    • The city of Leadville, Colorado, and its surroundings

    • View of Leadville in Lake County, Colorado. Shows miners gathered at a mine. Shows headframes, tailings piles, smelters with smokestacks, and frame or brick buildings and houses. Snow is on the Sawatch Range in the distance.
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Sawatch Range (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Headframes (Mining)--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Mining--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.
    • 1888 December 1
    • Population of an Indian village moving

    • Native American (Plains) men, women, and children move camp, horses pull travois.
    • Indians of North America--Great Plains--1870-1880.; Travois--1870-1880.
    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

    • Colorado scenes show people on horseback, emigrants with covered wagons, miners with an ore car, Native Americans, mountains, rock formations and a waterfall in El Paso County, Summit County and Clear Creek County, Colorado.
    • Garden of the Gods (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Bison hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1870-1880.
    • 1874 July 18
    • "The Antlers," Colorado Springs

    • People are on Pikes Peak Avenue in front of the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs (El Paso County), Colorado. Shows horses, a dog, a carriage and a young girl in a mule-driven cart.
    • Antlers Hotel (Colorado Springs, Colo.)--1880-1890.; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1880-1890.; City & town life--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1880-1890.; Hotels--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1880-1890.
    • 1886 November 20
    • Buffalo attacked by wolves

    • A pack of wolves attacks an American buffalo bull in a snow storm. The bull charges the wolves, and an injured wolf lies on the ground. Shows buffalo skulls on the snowy ground.
    • Animal attacks--1860-1870.; Bison--1860-1870.; Wolves--1860-1870.
    • 1868 February 15
    • The building of the National Mining and Industrial Exposition, Denver, Colorado

    • View of the National Mining and Industrial Exposition building at the corner of South Broadway and Exposition Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The multi-story building complex is comprised of towers with belvederes, arcades, pediments, hip and gable...
    • National Mining and Industrial Exposition (1882 : Denver, Colo.)--Buildings.; Denver (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Exhibition buildings--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.
    • 1882 May 27
    • The Negro exodus, scenes on the wharves at Vicksburg

    • African American (Black) men, women and children stand at a frame cotton elevator building that reads: "Missis[sippi] Elev[ator]," and wave to passengers on a steamship at Vicksburg (Warren County), Mississippi. Shows African American people beside...
    • African Americans--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.; Vicksburg (Miss.)--1870-1880.; Passengers--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.; Piers & wharves--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.; Ships--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1870-1880.
    • 1879, May 17
    • The colored exodus, scenes at Topeka, Kansas

    • African American (Black) men, women and children, former slaves, arrive at the Shawnee County Fairgrounds in Topeka (Shawnee County), Kansas. Frame buildings on the fairgrounds have cupolas. Interior views of Floral Hall show people at a church...
    • African Americans--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.; Topeka (Kan.)--1870-1880.; Refugees--American--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.; Religious services--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.; Sleeping--Kansas--Topeka--1870-1880.
    • 1879 July 5
    • A Chinese reception in San Francisco

    • Chinese men and women are in a room decorated with lanterns, filigree wall screens and tapestries in San Francisco (Marin County), California. Men and women play stringed instruments, cymbals and drums. Some men smoke pipes; others eat rice at a...
    • Chinese--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.; San Francisco (Calif.)--1870-1880.; Clothing & dress--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.; Eating & drinking--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.; Interiors--California--San Francisco--1870-1880.;...
    • 1877 June 9
    • Adventures in the San Juan mountains

    • Men load boxes on pack mules. A man skies down a slope, and men stake a claim on a snow covered hillside. Men with pack animals wade through deep snow. A pack train of burros haul timber and men celebrate around a hoist at a mine shaft.
    • Miners--1880-1890.; Mining--1880-1890.; Packtrains--1880-1890.; Skiing--1880-1890.; Snow--1880-1890.
    • 1883 June 9
    • The defence from the island

    • The Battle of Beecher Island, Colorado, 1868, pitted Native American Cheyenne against the U. S. Cavalry. One white man and three horses have fallen, others wage the battle.
    • Cheyenne Indians--War--Colorado--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--Colorado--1860-1870.; Campaigns & battles--Colorado--1860-1870.; Beecher Island, Battle of, 1868.
    • [between 1940 and 1970?]
    • The upper Yosemite Valley, from Eagle Point trail

    • View of the Merced River valley in Yosemite (later Yosemite National Park), California. Rock formations include South Dome and Washington Column. Shows sparse buildings and trees in the valley.
    • Half Dome (Calif.)--1890-1900.; Washington Column (Calif.)--1890-1900.; Yosemite National Park (Calif.)--1890-1900.; Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--1890-1900.; National parks & reserves--California--Yosemite National Park--1890-1900.; Rock...
    • 1890 September 27


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