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WESTERN LIFE AND INDIAN FIGHTING

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Westward Ho

Westward Ho. Photograph of painting by Emanuel Leutze.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5413

"First blood." Commemorative of the Indian massacre in Minnesota ... August 17, 1862

"First blood." Commemorative of the Indian massacre in Minnesota ... August 17, 1862. Lithograph by Chicago Lithographing Co., 1893.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1042

Execution of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians at Mankato, Minnesota, December 26, 1862

Execution of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians at Mankato, Minnesota, December 26, 1862. Lithograph by Milwaukee Lith. & Engr. Co., 1863.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-193

The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants crossing the plains. (Covered Wagons)

The Rocky Mountains. Emigrants crossing the plains. (Covered Wagons). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1866, after F. F. Palmer.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-00894 (digital file from original print)

The pioneer's home. On the western Frontier

The pioneer's home. On the western Frontier. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1867, after F. F. Palmer.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-21

The overland pony express

The overland pony express. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Nov. 2, 1867, after George M. Ottinger.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5398

Across the continent, "Westward the course of empire takes its way". (Western settlement & a railroad)

Across the continent, "Westward the course of empire takes its way". (Western settlement & a railroad). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1868.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-03213 (digital file from original)

Overland mail-coach crossing the Rocky Mountains. Scene in Guy's Gulch

Overland mail-coach crossing the Rocky Mountains. Scene in Guy's Gulch. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Feb. 8, 1868, after Theodore R. Davis.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5074

Fur-traders on the Missouri attacked by Indians

Fur-traders on the Missouri attacked by Indians. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, May 23, 1868, after W. M. Cary.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-735

The defeat of Roman Nose by Colonel Forsyth

The defeat of Roman Nose by Colonel Forsyth. Wash drawing by Rufus Zagbaum, 1901.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4021

The Arkansas traveller. Scene in the back woods of Arkansas

The Arkansas traveller. Scene in the back woods of Arkansas. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-1938 (color film copy slide)

The turn of the tune. Traveller playing the "Arkansas traveller"

The turn of the tune. Traveller playing the "Arkansas traveller". Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-26

The great west. (A western settlement & a railroad)

The great west. (A western settlement & a railroad). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2538 (color film copy slide)

Through to the Pacific. (Western settlement & a railroad)

Through to the Pacific. (Western settlement & a railroad). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-25

Pioneers of America. "Westward the star of empire takes its way"

Pioneers of America. "Westward the star of empire takes its way". Lithograph by Hunter & Co., 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-755

Settlers attacked by Indians

Settlers attacked by Indians. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, July 16, 1870, after C. S. Reinhart.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-745

Log cabin

Log cabin. Lithograph by L. Prang & Co., 1871, after H. Harring.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-761

The western farmers home

The western farmers home. Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1871.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-8294

Pilgrims of the plains

Pilgrims of the plains. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Dec. 23, 1871, after A. R. Waud.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-746

Manitoba. Indian raiding on the northwestern frontier. An attack on a settler's house by a war party

Manitoba. Indian raiding on the northwestern frontier. An attack on a settler's house by a war party. Wood engraving in Lesile's, May 17, 1873.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-742

Emigrants crossing the plains

Emigrants crossing the plains. Engraving by H. B. Hall in William C. Bryant, Picturesque America ..., 1874, after F.O.C. Darley.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2634 (color film copy transparency)

Native Californians lassoing a bear

Native Californians lassoing a bear. Engraving by Francis Holl in William C. Bryant, Picturesque America..., 1874, after F. O. C. Darley.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2630 (color film copy transparency)

"Busted!" A deserted railroad town in Kansas

"Busted!" A deserted railroad town in Kansas. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Feb. 28, 1874, after Frenzeny & Travernier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2017

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Sketches in the far west. Vigilance court in session. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Apr. 4, 1874, after Frenzeny & Tavernier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7791

A Saturday noon in a southwestern town. Pitching quoits

[A Saturday noon in a southwestern town. Pitching quoits]. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, July 25, 1874, after Frenzeny & Travernier.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-876

The parley. (Custer's demand)

The parley. (Custer's demand). Reproduction of painting by Charles Scheryvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5095

Battle of the Big Horn

Battle of the Big Horn. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1889.
Reproduction number:LC-DIG-pga-01890 (digital file from original print)

Custer's last charge

Custer's last charge. Lithograph by Milwaukee Litho. & Eng. Co., 1876, after Feodor Fuchs.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01306 (digital file from original print)

Custer's last charge ... killed in the battle with the Sioux, June 25th, 1876. (On horseback)

Custer's last charge ... killed in the battle with the Sioux, June 25th, 1876. (On horseback). Lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1876.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC2-2161 (color film copy slide)

Custer's last fight

Custer's last fight. Photograph of painting by Cassilly Adams.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2888


Custer's last fight. Photos. of 10 sections of cylcorama by the Boston Cyclorama Co., 1889.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-22 through USZ61-31
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Custer's last rally

Custer's last rally. Photograph of painting by John Mulvany.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-747

General Custer's death struggle. The battle of the Little Big Horn

General Custer's death struggle. The battle of the Little Big Horn. Lithograph by Britton Rey & Co., 1878, after H. Steinegger.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-48

U.S. Army. Custer massacre at Big Horn, Montana, June 25, 1876

U.S. Army. Custer massacre at Big Horn, Montana, June 25, 1876. Lithograph by The Werner Company, 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-477 (color film copy transparency)

U.S. Army. Cavalry pursuing Indians, 1876

U.S. Army. Cavalry pursuing Indians, 1876. Lithograph by The Werner Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3925

"To the Black Hills or bust."

"To the Black Hills or bust." Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Oct. 14, 1876, after L. P. Pranishnikoff.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2019

Attacked by the Nez Perce Indians

Attacked by the Nez Perce' Indians. Wood engraving in Augustus L. Mason, The romance & tragedy of pioneer life, 1884.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-726

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces (Bust)

Chief Joseph, Nez Perces. (Bust) Photograph of painting by E. A. Burbank.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1438

The western drama. A variety show entertainment in Cheyenne

The western drama. A variety show entertainment in Cheyenne. Wood engraving in Leslie's, Oct. 13, 1877.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2109

Colorado. A New El Dorado. The wonderful mining town of Leadville. Interior of a dancehouse on State Street

Colorado. A New El Dorado. The wonderful mining town of Leadville. Interior of a dancehouse on State Street. Wood. engraving in Lesile's, May 17, 1879.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1479

The newly-discovered mines in the Rocky Mountains - Emigrants climbing the perilous and difficult corduroy road over the mountains, 13,000 feet above sea level into Leadsville

The newly-discovered mines in the Rocky Mountains - Emigrants climbing the perilous and difficult corduroy road over the mountains, 13,000 feet above sea level into Leadsville. Wood engraving in Lesile's, May 24, 1879.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1481

Prospectors and emigrants crossing the parks among the mountains, 10,000 feet above the sea, en route the Leadville

Prospectors and emigrants crossing the parks among the mountains, 10,000 feet above the sea, en route the Leadville. Wood engraving in Lesile's, May 24, 1879.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1480

Colorado. Scenes in the new mining town of Leadville. miners and emigrants enjoying a saw-dust sleep in a billiard saloon at "Two Bits" a night

Colorado. Scenes in the new mining town of Leadville. miners and emigrants enjoying a saw-dust sleep in a billiard saloon at "Two Bits" a night. Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 7, 1879.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1482

U.S. Army. Infantry attacking Snake River Indians near Owyhee River, 1880

U.S. Army. Infantry attacking Snake River Indians near Owyhee River, 1880. Lithograph by the Werner Company, 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-3921

Destructive fires. Panic in a frontier village

Destructive fires. Panic in a frontier village. Wood engraving in Harper's Weekly, Sept. 17, 1881.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ61-436

The great west

The great west. Lithograph by Gaylord Watson, 1881.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-03002 (digital file from original print)

Geronimo (Bust)

Geronimo. (Bust) Photograph of painting by E. A. Burbank.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1437

An Apache raid

An Apache raid. Wood engraving in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, June 19, 1886, after P. Frenzeny.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2165

Family groups in front of a sod house, Coburg vicinity, Nebraska

Family groups in front of a sod house, Coburg vicinity, Nebraska. Photograph by S. D. Butcher, 1887.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-08377 (digital file from original photo)

Deadwood Central R. R. Engineer corps

Deadwood Central R. R. Engineer corps. Photograph by J. C. H. Grabill, 1888.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02535 (color copy scan)

The U. S. paymaster and guards on Deadwood Road to Ft. Meade. Meade

The U. S. paymaster and guards on Deadwood Road to Ft. Meade. Meade. Photograph by J. C. H. Grabill, 1888.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02608 (color copy scan)

Sitting Bull. (Bust)

Sitting Bull. (Bust). Photograph by D. F. Barry, 1885.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2315

Capture & death of Sitting Bull

Capture & death of Sitting Bull. Lithograph by Kurz & Allison, 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01896 (digital file from original print)

Free homes, Government lands, and cheap deeded lands in South Dakota. (Poster)

Free homes, Government lands, and cheap deeded lands in South Dakota. (Poster). Lithograph by Forbes Lith. MFG. Co., 1890.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-pga-01268 (digital file from original print)

"Home of Mrs. American Horse."

"Home of Mrs. American Horse." Photograph J. C. H. Grabill, 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02520 (color copy scan)

Hostile Indian camp

Hostile Indian camp. Photograph by J. C. H. Grabill, 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02512 (color copy scan)

Indian Chiefs and U. S. Officials. Taken at Pine Ridge Jan. 16, '91

Indian Chiefs and U. S. Officials. Taken at Pine Ridge Jan. 16, '91. Photograph by J. C. H. Grabill, 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02620 (color copy scan)

Indian Chiefs who counciled with Gen. Miles and settled the Indian war

Indian Chiefs who counciled with Gen. Miles and settled the Indian war. Photograph by J. C. H. Grabill, 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02513 (color copy scan)

"Villa of Brule." The great hostile Indian camp on River Brule, near Pine Ridge, S.D.

"Villa of Brule." The great hostile Indian camp on River Brule, near Pine Ridge, S.D. Photograph by J. C. H. Grabill, 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-02508 (color copy scan)

Rock Island train at state line, Sept. 16, 1893. Opening of the Cherokee Strip, Caldwell, Kansas

Rock Island train at state line, Sept. 16, 1893. Opening of the Cherokee Strip, Caldwell, Kansas. Photograph
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4355

The advance guard

The advance guard. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4164

Among the led horses

Among the led horses. Reproduction of painting of Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4166

Indian on the hill

Indian on the hill. Reproduction of painting by Federic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4161

Indian scouts with a lost troop horse

Indian scouts with a lost troop horse. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4163

The luckless hunter

The luckless hunter. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4162

Pony tracks in the buffalo trails

Pony tracks in the buffalo trails. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4198

The scout

The scout. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4165

Scouting party

Scouting party. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4197

A Sioux chief

A Sioux chief. Lithograph in Frederic Remington, A bunch of buckskins, 1901.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-88

U.S. cavalryman on vidette

U.S. cavalryman on vidette. Reproduction of painting by Frederic Remington.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4046

At the winter camp

At the winter camp. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908, a photographer of Indians and Indian life.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1198

Crow pack horse

Crow pack horse. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1199

Do bull boat

Do bull boat. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1200

Fly dance

Fly dance. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1201

Hidatsa bull boat

Hidatsa bull boat. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1202

Hoop on the forehead

Hoop on the forehead. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1203

In the canyon

In the canyon. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1204

Moving

Moving. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1205

The scout in winter

The scout in winter. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1206

Winter

Winter. Photograph by Edward S. Curtis, 1908.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1207

Attack at dawn

Attack at dawn. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5106

Charge

Charge. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5105

Defending the stockade

Defending the stockade. repro. of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7416

The lost dispatches

The lost dispatches. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4199

My bunkie

My bunkie. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-7892

Pickets

Pickets. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4200

Rear guard

Rear guard. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4196

The scout

The scout. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-4201

A sharp encounter

A sharp encounter. Reproduction of painting by Chas. Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5013

The skirmish

The skirmish. Reproduction of painting by Chas. Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5014

Standing them off

Standing them off. Reproduction of painting by Charles Schreyvogel.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-5094

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