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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.
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    • [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...
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    • 1864 June 4
    • 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.
    • Lungren, Fernand, 1857-1932.
    • 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.
    • Stanley, St. George.
    • 1878 August 24
    • 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...
    • Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891.
    • 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...
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    • 1891 April 18
    • 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.
    • Frenzeny, Paul.
    • 1877 June 23
    • 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.
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    • 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...
    • Frenzeny & Tavernier.
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    • 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.
    • Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909.
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    • 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.
    • Graham, Charles, 1852-1911.
    • 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...
    • Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953.
    • [between 1893 and 1895?]
    • 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.
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    • [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.
    • Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909.
    • 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.
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    • [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....
    • Cary, W. C.
    • 1870 August 20
    • 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...
    • Pranishnikoff, Ivan Petrovitch.
    • 1878 September 14
    • An Indian Foray

    • Native American (tribe unknown) men on horseback kidnap a white woman and steal livestock.
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    • [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.
    • Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild, 1849-1925.
    • 1885 August 29
    • 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.
    • Rix, Julian.
    • 1885 September 19
    • 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.
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    • 1889 June 8
    • 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.
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    • 1888 December 1
    • 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.
    • Lumley, Arthur, ca. 1837-1912.
    • 1874 July 18
    • 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...
    • Moser, James Henry, 1854-1913.
    • 1879, May 17
    • 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...
    • Frenzeny, Paul.
    • 1877 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.
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    • [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.
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    • 1890 September 27
    • Suspicious guests

    • A group of white men eye the approach of a Native American man into their camp. The Native American has one arm raised in peace as a "gracious concession," as other members of his party wait in the distance on horseback. The white men are cooking...
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    • [between 1940 and 1970?]
    • In the pits

    • Shows U. S. Cavalry soldiers during the Battle of Beecher Island, Arikaree River, Colorado, 1868. An officer hands a wounded soldier a drink of water as another man sips from a pool. A third prepares to fire his rifle. The battle was waged against...
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    • [between 1940 and 1970?]
    • Chinese emigration to America

    • Chinese emigrants with queues (braids), in robes and hats or caps, are gathered in the hold of the steamship "Alaska" en route to the United States. The men use chopsticks and eat rice from bowls. Some read or stand near windows. A white man...
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    • 1876 May 20
    • Indian "Tablet Dance" at Santo Domingo, New Mexico

    • Native American (Santa Domingo Pueblo) men and women dance in a row during a "Tablet Dance" at Santo Domingo Pueblo (New Mexico). The women wear mantas and tablitas on their heads. The men wear fringed breechcloths, hoof rattles, kilts, body paint,...
    • Farny, Henry François, 1847-1916.
    • 1890 June 7
    • Crook's Expedition

    • A group of Native American (tribe unknown) men on horseback approach a group of white men who escort a wagon train, part of General George Crook's expedition.
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    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • A beef issue in the Indian territory

    • A Native American man on horseback aims a pistol at a bull on a grassy plain. The man has braids and wears an ammunition belt over a shirt and pants. Men beside a covered wagon use knives to butcher a dead bull. Shows a fence and a building in the...
    • Zogbaum, Rufus Fairchild, 1849-1925.
    • 1890 January 4
    • Indians trading at a frontier town

    • Native American (tribe unknown) men and women trade with white men in a town. One woman wears a cradleboard. Prominent signs read: "Cigars", "Shaving 25 [cents]", "Hair Cutting 45 [cents]", and "Western Clo[thing]".
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    • [between 1940 and 1960]
    • Old method of crushing ore

    • Five Native Americans crush and carry ore as an armed cowboy stands by and smokes a cigarette; the people that crush ore use only small hammers, those that carry the ore have full baskets. A cannon is pointed at the workers from across an enclosed...
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    • 1878?
    • The Ghost Dance by the Ogallala Sioux at Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota

    • Native American (Dakota, Ogalala) men and women stand in a row and perform the Ghost Dance at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. One man who is possibly in a trance has braids and a hair pipe breast plate, and dances apart from the...
    • Remington, Frederic, 1861-1909.
    • 1890 December 6
    • Pasqual, the Yuma chief

    • Head and shoulders portrait of Pasqual, a Native American (Yuma) man. His hair is unkempt on top with tightly woven braids drape down past his shoulders. He wears a shirt with buttons and grizzled facial hair.
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    • 1883?
    • The travaux pony

    • Shows three Native Americans, one adult and children, on the back of a horse the travois that carries their belongings dragging behind.
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    • [between 1940 and 1970?]
    • Ration day at Standing Rock Agency

    • Native American (Dakota, Upper Yanktonai) men, women and children are at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota or South Dakota. A man with a fur hat and feathers, in a robe with fringe and a hair pipe breast plate, stands beside a...
    • Farny, Henry François, 1847-1916.
    • 1883 July 28
    • Yuma Indians at home

    • Shows Native American (Yuma) men, women, and children in a domestic scene. Women and children tend a cooking fire as two men, one of whom is smoking a pipe, stand near brush shelters.
    • Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931.
    • 1883?
    • Shooting cattle at Standing Rock Indian Agency

    • View of Native American (Dakota, Yanktonai) men, women and children at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota or South Dakota. Men shoot cattle in a fenced corral nearby. Shows tepees at a camp and Native Americans with horses,...
    • Rogers, W. A. (William Allen), 1854-1931.
    • 1879 February 22
    • Indian horse-race

    • Two Native American men race horses down a thoroughfare lined by spectators. One of the horses is dark, the other is light and both are being urged on by the whips of their riders.
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    • 1900?

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