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    • Shooting buffaloes with Colt's revolving pistol

    • A man on horseback wears a fringed buckskin shirt and chaps, and shoots an American buffalo with a Colt revolving pistol. The man carries a rifle in a rifle case on his back. Native American, plains Indians with fringed leggings and feathers in...
    • Indians of North America--Subsistence activities--1850-1860.; Bison hunting--1850-1860.; Horseback riding--1850-1860.
    • 1857
    • Nevadaville, Colorado

    • A landscape oil painting of Nevadaville, Colorado by Mary Achey. Buildings are in the valley below a range of mountains. Trees dot the landscape and the sky is clear blue and plains can be seen behind the mountains. The frame is gilded and molded...
    • Nevadaville (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1860
    • Arapahoe-Cheyenne encampment, Denver

    • An oil painting of an Arapahoe-Cheyenne encampment in Denver, Colorado by Ester Yates Frazier. The painting is of a plains landscape with mountains in the background, native american figures, teepees and sky with clouds; the view is westward from...
    • Arapaho Indians--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Cheyenne Indians--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Indian encampments--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1861 April
    • Planters House

    • View of people, horses, and covered wagons on a dirt street in Denver, Colorado. Shows men, carriages, and wagons in front of the Planters' House building; a two-story, frame hotel and stage stop at the corner of 16th (Sixteenth) Street and Blake...
    • Overland Stage Line--Buildings--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Carriages & coaches--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Commercial streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.;...
    • 1864
    • When I first crossed the plains in 1865, Chs. S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (sitting) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He wears a wide brimmed hat, short hair and is clean shaven. He wears a coat decorated with piping and a tie and stickpin.
    • Artists--American--1860-1870.; Military scouts.; Rifles.; Stobie, Charles S., 1845-1931.
    • 1865 June 1
    • Buttes on the plains, D.T.

    • View of a mound of earth in the Dakota Territory; men and horses of Captain Fish's expedition pose.
    • Trails & paths--1860-1870.; Dakota Territory--1860-1870.; Overland Trails--1860-1870.; Expeditions & surveys--1860-1870.; Rock formations--1860-1870.
    • 1866
    • Life on the plains

    • Views of men in the assay room at the U.S. Mint in Denver, Colorado; an overturned covered wagon, wagon train and tents in a storm; women cooking out of doors near tents; Native Americans shoot at settlers and a wagon train; North American Indians...
    • Mint of the United States--Buildings--1860-1870.; Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Pikes Peak (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massacres--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Mints--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Outdoor...
    • 1866 October 13
    • Grand Island, Nebraska in 1867

    • View of frame buildings in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. People are on the porch of the "OK Store" and a horse drawn wagon is parked in the street. Shows a "Saloon," wooden sidewalks, houses with fenced yards, a church with a bell tower...
    • Grand Island (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Bars--Nebraska--Grand Island--1860-1870.; Cities & towns--Nebraska--Grand Island--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • 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
    • Indien des Prairies qui a scalpe son ennemi mort

    • A Native American (Plains) man holds aloft the newly taken scalp from the head of a dead soldier who lies on the ground at his feet.
    • Indians of North America--Great Plains--1860-1870.; Scalping--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Les Indiens des Prairies brulant un prisonnier

    • Native American (Plains) men dance around and burn a prisoner. A white prisoner is forced to look on.
    • Indians of North America--1870-1900.; Punishment & torture--1870-1900.
    • 1868
    • Indians rec' [i.e. receive] annuities

    • Stereographic view of Native American (Plains) men and women, they stand near covered wagons and a wooden rail fence to receive food rations. Saddled horses stand on the edge of a nearby river.
    • Indians of North America--Government relations--Great Plains--1860-1870.; Covered wagons--1860-1870.; Food relief--1860-1870.; Women--1860-1870.
    • 1868 October 1
    • Rocky Mountain News Festival of Mountain and Plain

    • A lithograph poster advertising the Rocky Mountain News Festival of Mountain and Plain. Shows images of a parade. The text reads: "Rocky Mountain News Festival of Mountain and Plain/ October 7th /1896/ The queen of the plains/ The king of the...
    • Festivals--1870-1880.; Publicity--1870-1880.
    • 1869
    • Plateau of the Grand Canon

    • Trees, brush and flat rocks are in on a plain near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Shows mountains and a mesa slope in the distance.
    • Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Plains--Arizona--1870-1880.; Trees--Arizona--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1872
    • Slaughter of buffaloes on the plains

    • Coyotes and scavenger birds eat the remains of dead American buffalo on the grassy plains. Shows buffalo carcasses, skulls and ribs.
    • Bison--1870-1880.; Coyotes--1870-1880.; Dead animals--1870-1880.
    • 1872 February 24
    • Hunting party

    • Studio portrait of a bison hunting party; the men are identified as General Fuller, L.C. Ellsworth, C.W. Wright, and W.N. Byers, Joe Boyd, and Edwards. The men wear suits and hats, one man wears a fringed buckskin coat, they hold rifles. Shows...
    • Bison hunting--1870-1880.; Men--1870-1880.; Boyd, Joe, resident, Hugo, Colorado.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903.; Ellsworth, Lewis C.; Wright, C. W.
    • 1873
    • Custer's expedition on the plains

    • View of a large contingent of horses, riders, and wagons making their way across a vast plain as part of George Armstrong Custer's expedition of 1874. Many of the men wear military uniforms.
    • Dakota Indians--War--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--1870-1880.; Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--1870-1880.; Horseback riding--1870-1880.; Soldiers--1870-1880.; Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876--Military service.
    • 1874
    • 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
    • Colorado Springs, looking S. from cupola of school bldg. on Cascade bet. Kiowa & Bijou

    • View south from school cupola over Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, shows Kiowa and Bijou Streets, dwellings, businesses, young trees along Cascade Avenue and plains in the background.
    • Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Cities & towns--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Bag

    • Shows a buckskin bag of the Native American (Northern Plains). The bag features red, yellow, blue and white beadwork in stripes and lazy stitches.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1890.; Bags (costume accessories)--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Bag

    • Shows a Native American (Plains) buckskin bag with scalloped fringe and multicolor beadwork in circle, arrow and stripe designs.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1890.; Bags (costume accessories)--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Pouch

    • Shows a Native American (Northern Plains) buckskin pouch. It has lazy stitching, fringe, blue, white, yellow, pink and dark green beadwork. The beadwork is in designs of triangles and rectangles.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1890.; Pouches--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Bag

    • Shows a Native American (Plains) buckskin bag decorated with multicolor beadwork and fringe on the top and bottom of the bag.
    • Indians of North America--Arts & crafts--1880-1890.; Bags (costume accessories)--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Gall's tepee with several others

    • Dakota Chief Gall's camp at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory; twenty tepees grouped together with firewood, kindling, wooden barrel and crates stacked outside on open plains or prairie.
    • Fort Buford (Fort Buford, N.D.)--1880-1890.; Indian encampments--Dakota Territory.; Prairies--1880-1890.; Tipis--1880-1890.; Gall, ca. 1840-1894.
    • 1881
    • Early Manitou bird's eye

    • Bird's eye view of Manitou Springs, Colorado, looking east, from the summit of Mount Manitou; shows the Cliff House, The Mansions, Manitou Bath House, and Manitou School. Grade has been cut for the D. & R. G. Railroad, no track has been laid....
    • Manitou Springs (Colo.)--1880-1890.
    • 1881
    • The Earnest Presbyterian: Vol. I No. 1

    • Newspaper produced by the Seventeenth Street Presbyterian Church, known today as Central Presbyterian, located in Denver, Colorado.
    • Presbyterian Church--Colorado--Denver--Periodicals.; Presbyterian Church--Colorado--Denver--History.; Central Presbyterian Church (Denver, Colo.); Presbyterian Church--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1882 January
    • Crow Flies High, Gros Ventre

    • Seated portrait of Crow Flies High, Native American Atsina (Gros Ventre) wearing fringed Plains shirt and feather headdress. He holds a sword.
    • Atsina Indians--Clothing & dress--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Crow Flies High.
    • 1883
    • North Denver Villa Park Telephone

    • A newspaper dedicated to the interests of North Denver, Villa Park and the West Side. It contains various articles and illustrations about the West Side of Denver, including maps of Denver and the Villa Park and Barnum's subdivision.
    • Colorado--Newspapers.
    • 1883 September 15
    • "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
    • Over the plains to Colorado

    • Agricultural scenes show farmers and combines at work in Kansas wheat fields. Men stand on a wooden bridge over a bog. Shows frame houses and barns in the distance, and railroad tracks near cows in a field.
    • Farming--Kansas--1880-1890.; Harvesting--Kansas--1880-1890.; Wheat--Kansas--1880-1890.
    • 1885 July 25
    • Cattle in a blizzard on the plains

    • Image of a drawing by Charles Graham from a sketch by H. Worrall of cattle during a Colorado plains snow storm. The cattle are inside a barbwire fence.
    • Blizzards--Colorado--1880-1890.; Cattle--Colorado--1880-1890.
    • 1886
    • Balfour, Colo. 10 days old

    • The new settlement of Balfour, Colorado, in Park County, situated on the plains of the San Luis Valley, is a town of tent dwellings and simple, one-story, wood-frame buildings with gables. Split-rail fences enclose small yards that contain...
    • Balfour (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Dwellings--Colorado--Balfour--1880-1890.; Tents--Colorado--Balfour--1880-1890.
    • 1889
    • The Great Plains, on Union Pacific system.

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    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Aerial views.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--Maps.; Railroads--Great Plains--Aerial views.; Railroads--Great Plains--Maps.;
    • 189-?]
    • C. Ryland v.s. Mr. Nelson

    • C. Ryland and Mr. Nelson W. Seaver on Washington Avenue with their decorated horse-drawn wagons are en route to Denver's Festival of Mountain and Plains, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado. The "Rock Flour Mills, Golden," wagon is loaded with sacks...
    • Golden (Colo.)--1880-1900.; Carts & wagons--Colorado--Golden--1890-1900.; Parades & processions--Colorado--Golden--1890-1900.
    • 1890
    • Opening of Manitou and Pikes Peak Ry.

    • View of a Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway (Pikes Peak Cog Road) locomotive and passenger car near rock formations in El Paso County, Colorado. Men and women passengers pose near and on the train. Smoke rises from the engine. Plains are in the...
    • Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company--1890-1900.; El Paso County (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Mountain railroads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Passengers--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.; Railroads--Colorado--El Paso County--1890-1900.
    • 1891
    • Indian graves (Sioux) P.R. Res. S.D.

    • View of Native American Sioux graves, bed frame with wooden cloth covered and painted boxes (coffins,) placed on the plains on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.
    • Dakota Indians--Spiritual life--South Dakota--Pine Ridge--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--Spiritual life--South Dakota--Pine Ridge--1890-1900.; Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)--1890-1900.; Beds--South Dakota--Pine Ridge--1890-1900.;...
    • 1891
    • Ute woman carrying "punio" pappoose carrier

    • Outdoor portrait (standing), Native American woman (Ute), near a tepee, possibly at the old Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado; woman wears beaded moccasins and leggings, print dress, wide beaded belt from which beaded pennant hangs, hair...
    • Indians of North America--Women--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1890-1900.; Ute Indians--Arts & crafts--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1890-1900.; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cradleboards--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1890-1900.
    • 1894
    • Ute woman carrying "kunio" papoose carier

    • Native American woman (Ute) poses outdoors near a tepee, possibly at the old Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado; she wears beaded moccasins and leggings, print dress, and dark fringed blanket shawl; she carries beaded cradleboard on her...
    • Indians of North America--Children--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1890-1900.; Ute Indians--Women--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1890-1900.; Colorado Springs (Colo.)--1890-1900.; Cradleboards--Colorado--Colorado Springs--1890-1900.
    • 1894
    • Trinity Methodist Pioneer Day

    • Transcript of the proceedings for the Pioneer Day Celebration at Trinity Methodist Church in 1894.
    • Pioneers--Colorado.; Trinity United Methodist Church (Denver, Colo.)
    • 1894 January 7
    • East from Red Rocks

    • In Boulder, Colorado, dwellings, commercial and civic buildings, tilled fields, and Boulder Creek stretch into the distance. An irrigation ditch is in the foreground, and the plains are in the background.
    • Boulder (Colo.)--1890-1900.
    • 1895
    • Fred Walsen and John Albert

    • Studio portrait of Fred Walsen (standing) and John Albert (sitting). John Albert has a white beard and wears a simple suit with boots, he holds a staff. Fred Walsen has a beard and is well dressed in a suit with a with fob chain and a medal clipped...
    • Pioneers--Colorado--1890-1900.; Pioneers--Colorado--Walsenburg--1890-1900.; Albert, John David, 1806-1899.; Fred Walsen, 1841-1906.
    • 1895

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