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Julius Meyer and Chiefs

Julius Meyer and Chiefs

Stereoview of Julius Meyer, Pawnee Killer, Brule Sioux Chief Spotted Tail and Crow Chief Iron Bull (left to right) by Julius Meyer, Omaha, NE.
Sioux Encampment

Sioux Encampment

Sioux or Omaha Indian prairie gathering by Oscar A. Stearns of Columbus, Nebraska.
Chief Standing Buffalo by Julius Meyer

Chief Standing Buffalo by Julius Meyer

Standing Buffalo Reclining on the ground with his shotgun, Winnebago Chief Standing Buffalo wears an impressive grizzly bear claw necklace in this circa 1871 photograph likely taken on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska, where his people were moved in 1863-64.
New Albany at Nebraska City

New Albany at Nebraska City

Standard lavender mount with the verso imprint of R. Goebel's Photographic Art Gallery, St. Charles, Mo. The name Nebraska City No. 2 can be seen clearly on the paddle housing, and she carries stacks of firewood, one cart, and about a dozen passengers. The centerwheel ferry was built at New Albany, IN, in 1864 and dismantled in 1876.
Chief Standing Buffalo by Julius Meyer

Chief Standing Buffalo by Julius Meyer

Standing Buffalo Reclining on the ground with his shotgun, Winnebago Chief Standing Buffalo wears an impressive grizzly bear claw necklace in this circa 1871 photograph likely taken on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska, where his people were moved in 1863-64.
Sargent, Nebraska Sign Painter

Sargent, Nebraska Sign Painter

Sargent, Nebraska Sign Painter BUY YOUR LUMBER AND COAL FROM DIERKS LUMBER AND COAL CO. SARGENT NEB. PHONE. NO. 32 "Dear mama & all. We are O.K. This is a nice windy day ??? I didn't wash. Ida & Lena left for Ord this morning. This is one of Ernesto's pictures. How do you like it I think it is pretty good. Good afternoon???? Going to mail this. Lena."
Delavan Bates

Delavan Bates

Colonel Delavan Bates waited 27 years to receive his Medal of Honor. He was awarded the prestigious accolade in 1891 for “gallantry in action where he fell, shot through the face, at the head of his regiment” on Cemetery Hill during the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, VA in July 1864. Colonel Bates was the commander of one the aforementioned troops of black soldiers trained to go into the crater. He was the very first person to enter the crater after the “turkey shoot”. It had been some time ...
White Swan by Jackson

White Swan by Jackson

Photograph, studio portrait of White Swan, "Thohaska", Yankton Sioux Chief, Yankton Omaha, sitting on a chair, half-length, frontal, he is wearing a single feather in his hair, hair and neck-ornament, skin shirt with fringes and is holding a tomahawk.
Omaha High School by Edric Eaton

Omaha High School by Edric Eaton

October 1, 1875. President and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant visit Omaha High School. Reception for all Omaha school students in front of the High School. From series “Eaton’s Views of Omaha” - E.L. Eaton, Photographer, located at 238 Farnam Street.
Buffalo Bill by Edric Eaton

Buffalo Bill by Edric Eaton

Very rare view by E.L. Eaton, Omaha, Nebraska, titled on verso No. 5 - Buffalo Bill Mounted. This is reported to be one of the earliest known images of Buffalo Bill, taken shortly after he began to engineer his own legend. He holds a Creedmoor long range rifle and wears a fringed buckskin jacket fur lining.