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Unknown Portraits of North American Indians

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04490 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: 1885 Pagination: 2 v : 142 photographs ; 31 x 25 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04490 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: 1885 Pagination: 2 v : 142 photographs ; 31 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Photographs of Native Americans: Indian delegation photographs of War chiefs, war dance groups, married couples, children, etc. Images from 1858-1884.

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Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: American WestAmerican Indian HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and FilmReligionWomen's HistoryMarriageChildren and Family

Sub Era: Development of the West

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