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    • The trapper and the Indians

    • A naked man, the trapper John Colter, stands with arms raised and faces Native American (Blackfeet, Siksika) men who run toward him with spears, tomahawks and shields. Shows prickly pear cactus and shrubs on the ground in Gallatin County near the...
    • Indians of North America--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Siksika Indians--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Gallatin County (Mont.)--1810-1820.; Confrontations--Montana--Gallatin County--1810-1820.; Fighting--Montana--Gallatin...
    • 1856 May 10
    • Central City, C. T.

    • View of Central City, Colorado in Gilpin County before the fire that destroyed most of the town. Piles of boards behind commercial buildings near patches of snow on the ground. Signs: "Clothing & Furnishing Goods O. K. Store Wholesale & Retail,"...
    • Central City (Colo.)--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • The Platte River opposite Platte City

    • A man with a beard sits on the edge of an overlook above the Platte River opposite what is identified as Platte City in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows a skull with horns on the ground and people seated in a group nearby, members of the...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Platte River (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Rivers--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.;...
    • 1866 October
    • Head Quarters, Platte City

    • Members of the Union Pacific excursion to the 100th meridian stand near a canvas tent in what is identified as Platte City in probably Lincoln County, Nebraska. George Francis Train is seated on the grass, Mrs. Train and Thomas C. Durant are near a...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--Public relations--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad travel--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Tents--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 1866 October 25
    • Mud house at Ogalalla, Nebraska

    • Two women and a child sit on the ground beside a frame house with a shingle roof and sod siding in Ogallala (Keith County), Nebraska. The women wear dresses with full skirts. The house has a wooden lintel above a window, and a bench, a barrel and a...
    • Ogallala (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Houses--Nebraska--Ogallala--1860-1870.; Sod buildings--Nebraska--Ogallala--1860-1870.; Women--Nebraska--Ogallala--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • Douglas Mt. near Georgetown, Colo., Stagecoach

    • Men in hats and overcoats pose beside a horse-drawn stagecoach in front of Douglas Mountain in Jefferson County near Georgetown, Colorado. Shows snow on the ground and men in the driver's seat wrapped in blankets.
    • Douglas Mountain (Jefferson County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Jefferson County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Men--Colorado--Jefferson County--1860-1870.; Stagecoaches--Colorado--Jefferson County--1860-1870.
    • 1867
    • Our Indian war sketches

    • North American Indian (Arapahoe) men sit with military men in uniform, and smoke a calumet (pipe) near an Indian camp. The Indian men have long hair, necklaces or earrings, and sit wrapped in robes. One man wears a feather in his military hat....
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Calumets--1860-1870.; Horseback riding--1860-1870.; Indian encampments--1860-1870.; Military scouts--1860-1870.; Smoking--1860-1870.
    • 1867 June 29
    • 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
    • Cottonwood trees at Fort Steele, Wyo. Terr.

    • View of a man reclined in a grassy field beside Cottonwood trees on the North Platte River at Fort Fred Steele (Carbon County), Wyoming. Shows probably a bull buffalo skull on the ground nearby.
    • Cottonwood--Wyoming--Fort Fred Steele--1860-1870.; Fort Fred Steele (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Trees--Wyoming--Fort Fred Steele--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Sam Dugan [i.e. Sanford Dougan] hanged by vigilantes at Denver

    • Sanford Dougan, was lynched by a mob after being accused of murder in Denver, Colorado. He hangs from a tree and is dressed in a coat, slacks and boots. Shows a hat on the ground, handcuffs, a noose, and a hatchet stuck in the tree trunk. Frame and...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Dead persons--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Hangings--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Dougan, Sanford.
    • 1868 December 2
    • Buffalo attacked by wolves

    • A pack of wolves attacks an American buffalo bull in a snow storm. The bull charges the wolves, and an injured wolf lies on the ground. Shows buffalo skulls on the snowy ground.
    • Animal attacks--1860-1870.; Bison--1860-1870.; Wolves--1860-1870.
    • 1868 February 15
    • Early Denver School

    • Reproduction of an exterior photograph of one of the original schools in Denver, Colorado. The picture was taken from across the street and the three stories of the building as well as the white picket fenced yard can be seen. Students are...
    • Schools--Colorado--Denver.; Denver Public Schools--Archives.; Public schools--Colorado--Denver.
    • 1868 May 18
    • Steve Young, hanged at Laramie by vigilantes

    • A man identified as Steve Young and known as "Long" Steve Young, hangs from a telegraph pole on a dirt road in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. "Long" Steve Young wears a vest, a jacket, boots and has his legs bound with rope. Shows a hat on the...
    • Thornburgh (Hotel : Laramie, Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--Buildings--1860-1870.; Laramie (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Criminals--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Dead persons--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.;...
    • 1868 October 19
    • Railroad roundhouse, Cheyenne [sic], Wyoming

    • View of the Union Pacific Railroad roundhouse in Laramie (Albany County), Wyoming. A railroad locomotive is near the stone building and turntable. Snow is on the ground.
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Laramie (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Railroad roundhouses--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.; Stone buildings--Wyoming--Laramie--1860-1870.
    • 1869
    • Georgetown after wind storm

    • View of houses and buildings in Georgetown (Clear Creek County), Colorado. Shows damage to buildings after a wind storm. Roofs, fences and log buildings are destroyed and logs are scattered on the snow covered ground.
    • Georgetown (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Houses--Colorado--Georgetown--1860-1870.; Log buildings--Colorado--Georgetown--1860-1870.; Ruins--Colorado--Georgetown--1860-1870.; Storms--Colorado--Georgetown--1860-1870.
    • 1869 November 19
    • Pikes Peak or bust

    • An oil painting of a covered wagon on a prairie landscape under a gray sky. Two oxen stand by, a body of a dead man lies on the ground next to the wagon. The words: "Pikes Peak or bust" are written on the wagon cover. The frame is gilded, gessoed...
    • Covered wagons--1870-1880.; Dead persons--1870-1880.; Ox teams--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • Indian widow at her husband's grave

    • A Native American woman mourns the death of her husband. She holds a human skull and appears to be symbolically feeding it while others are scattered on the ground around her. Behind her are several burial platforms.
    • Indians of North America--Spiritual life--1860-1870.; Manners & customs--1860-1870.; Scaffold burial--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • Indian lovers

    • A Native American men outside a tepee on a moonlit night, one man sits on the ground playing a drum, the other leans against a tree and plays a flute.
    • Indians of North America--1860-1870.; Flutes--1860-1870.
    • 1870?
    • St. Vrain Block, Longmont, Colorado east side of Main Street.

    • "The St. Vrain Block was on the east side of Main Street, in 300 block. It housed the Chicago-Colorado Colony office, shown at left, the St. Vrain Hotel and offices. It burned to the ground in the fire of 1879. Byron L. Carr, lawyer, is shown...
    • Longmont (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Business districts--Colorado--Longmont--1870-1880.; Streets--Colorado--Longmont--1870-1880.
    • 1872
    • Alida Burton residence

    • View of the Alida Burton house at 100 West Colfax Avenue in the Civic Center neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Snow covers the ground and nearby trees.
    • Burton, Alida--Homes & haunts.; Civic Center (Denver, Colo. : Neighborhood)--1870-1880.; Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.
    • 1873
    • Navajoe Indian Dance

    • View of a Native American (Navajo) Circle Dance at Fort Defiance (McKinley County), New Mexico. The men wear woven shirts and pants, hats and necklaces. Some men are on horseback and three men sit on the ground nearby. The adobe buildings and a log...
    • Indians of North America--New Mexico--Fort Defiance--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--New Mexico--Fort Defiance--1870-1880.; Fort Defiance (N.M.)--1870-1880.; Dance--New Mexico--Fort Defiance--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--New Mexico--Fort...
    • 1873
    • Del Norte residences

    • A man, two women, and four children stand outside of the French family home in the town of Del Norte, Colorado in Rio Grande County. Features of the L-shaped house include board-and-baten siding, a front gable, shingles, and two chimneys. A small...
    • French, J. Cary--Homes & haunts--1870-1880.; Del Norte (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Houses--Colorado--Del Norte--1870-1880.
    • 1873
    • Moń-su and Sú-vu-it.

    • Two Native American (Paiute) girls, Mońsu and Súvuit, sit together on the ground with two arrow bags, one made from a fox pelt, in southern Utah. They both wear fringed buckskin dresses, one with necklaces.
    • Indians of North America--Utah--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Utah--1870-1880.; Girls--Utah--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Ruins in ancient pueblo of San Juan, Colorado [sic]

    • A man stands beside stone and adobe Native American Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruins, Salmon Ruins, near Bloomfield (San Juan County), New Mexico. A man's jacket hangs on a ruin wall and a ruler is on the ground near a box of possibly supplies....
    • Indians of North America--Antiquities & archaeological sites--New Mexico--San Juan County--1870-1880.; Pueblo Indians--Antiquities & archaeological sites--New Mexico--San Juan County--1870-1880.; Salmon Ruins (N.M.)--1870-1880.; San Juan County...
    • 1874
    • The kahn, or tent

    • A young Native American (Paiute) man stands in front of a u-shaped structure made of interlocking branches with an open roof, in southern Utah. He wears a forehead ornament that covers the part in his hair, a long shirt, breechcloth, and leggings....
    • Indians of North America--Utah--1870-1880.; Paiute baskets--Utah--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Utah--1870-1880.; Baskets--Utah--1870-1880.; Shelters--Utah--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, gorge and natural bridge in the fore ground

    • View of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River in Twin Falls County, Idaho. Shows a natural rock bridge; canyon walls are in the distance.
    • Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.); Shoshone Falls (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)--1870-1880.; Twin Falls County (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.;...
    • 1874
    • Two "old boys."

    • Two Native American (Paiute) men kneel on the ground, The Meadows, southwestern Nevada. Both hold a bow with arrows in one hand. They have beards and wear skin caps and breechcloths.
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Arrows--Nevada--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • The old gamblers

    • A group of four Native American (Paiute) men gamble, they sit on the ground in a semi circle with bows, arrows, and baskets, at the Meadows in southwestern Nevada. They wear skin caps or feathers, leggings, and breechcloths. Photographer's shadow...
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Gambling--Nevada--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • The necklace

    • A group of Native Americans (Paiute), four girls and two boys, Kaibab Plateau, northern Arizona. The girls wear fringed dresses and thin headbands; the boys wear feather headdresses , fringed shirts and leggings. The girl in the center holds up a...
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Southern Paiute Indians--Clothing & dress--Arizona--1870-1880.; Kaibab Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Boys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Girls--Arizona--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • The arrow maker and his daughter.

    • Native American (Paiute) man and girl pose in front of a wickiup on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona. Both wear fringed buckskin clothing, the man wears moccasins. He holds an arrow making tool, on the ground beside him is a white rabbit pelt...
    • Arrow making--Arizona--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Southern Paiute Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Kaibab Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Aged persons--Arizona--1870-1880.; Girls--Arizona--1870-1880.;...
    • 1874
    • View NW from Arapahoe School tower

    • Rooftop view of downtown Denver, Colorado. Houses and buildings line the street. Light snow covers the ground.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Ań-ti-naints and Wí-chuts

    • Two young Native American (Paiute) women, Ańtinaints and Wíchuts, sit together on the ground, The Meadows, southwestern Nevada. Both wear basket hats and heavily fringed buckskin dresses.
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Clothing & dress--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Women--Nevada--1870-1880.; Ań-ti-naints.; Wí-chuts.
    • 1874
    • Kó-mo-hoats

    • A young Native American (Paiute) woman, Kómohoats, kneels on the ground holding a bow and arrow, The Meadows, southwestern Nevada. She wears a skin cap with a chin strap and a fringed buckskin dress.
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Arrows--Nevada--1870-1880.; Women--Nevada--1870-1880.; Kó-mo-hoats.
    • 1874
    • Shooting antelopes from a railroad train in Colorado

    • Antelope run from people with rifles on a prairie hillside in Colorado. One antelope has been shot and falls to the ground. A railroad train is on tracks beside the passengers. Shows dark clouds in the distance and mountains on the horizon.
    • Antelope hunting--Colorado--1870-1880.; Railroads--Colorado--1870-1880.
    • 1875 May 29
    • Soldiers fighting over horse meat

    • View of U. S. Army soldiers in a mock fight over horse meat in the Black Hills, Dakota Territory, during the Native American Sioux campaigns. The cavalry man is on the ground receiving a blow while two other men cut meat from a horse.
    • Crook, George, 1829-1890--Journeys--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Horsemeat--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--War--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Dakota Territory--1870-1880.;...
    • 1876
    • Deadwood stage of 1876 Old Silver Top

    • View of the Deadwood Stage, called "Silver Top," in Deadwood (Lawrence County) South Dakota. The driver holds a shotgun; one of the men on the ground is Tom Grant.
    • Grant, Tom.; Deadwood (S.D.)--1870-1880.; Stagecoaches--South Dakota--Deadwood--1870-1880.; Transportation--South Dakota--Deadwood--1870-1880.
    • 1876, January 22
    • "Correr el Gallo," Sunday sports in southern California

    • A man on horseback reaches for the neck of a partly buried rooster in an event described as "Correr el Gallo" or "Running the Cock" in California. Men spectators wear hats and sit on horseback or on the ground. Shows a man with a lasso, and...
    • Horseback riding--California--1870-1880.; Roosters--California--1870-1880.; Spectators--California--1870-1880.; Sports--California--1870-1880.
    • 1877 March 3
    • The return of the hunters

    • Hunters in Canon City, Colorado, pose by a horse-drawn wagon loaded with antlered deer carcasses. They wear ammunition belts and hold their rifles by the barrel, butts to the ground. A two-story, frame building in the background has signs:...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Hunting--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1878
    • Mountain Pride Mill

    • View of the Mountain Pride Mill near Breckenridge (Summit County), Colorado. Light snow covers the ground.
    • Breckenridge (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mills--Colorado--Breckenridge--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Power house of the Gold Run

    • View of the power house of the Gold Run Mill near Breckenridge (Summit County), Colorado. Light snow covers the ground.
    • Breckenridge (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Mills--Colorado--Breckenridge--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--Breckenridge--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Old military academy

    • At the old Military School in Canon City, Colorado, uniformed cadets are at parade rest with rifle butts to the ground. Two have flags, one of the United States. A three story brick building behind them has a mansard roof, bracketed cornice, stone...
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cadets--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.; Military education--Colorado--Canon City--1880-1890.
    • 1880 or 1881
    • Durango, Colo.

    • View looking down on Durango, Colorado, in La Plata County; shows spectators on boardwalk watching workers dig into the ground to install a cistern, wagons and other machinery around hole, and commercial storefronts along Main Street.
    • Durango (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Cisterns--Colorado--Durango--1880-1890.
    • 1881
    • Clow house

    • View of the Clow (Clough) family and residence on Lincoln Street in Denver, Colorado. The house features jigsaw work and a covered porch. Men, women, girls, boys, and a baby pose with a dog by a fence.
    • Denver (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Families--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.; Houses--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.; Clough family.
    • 1882
    • Denver Orphans' Home

    • Orphans and their caregivers pose in the backyard of a small house used as an orphanage until the Denver Orphans' Home is completed. Boys and girls sit on benches, boxes, and the ground. The girls wear dresses; some wear bows in their hair. The...
    • Denver Orphans' Home (Denver, Colo.)--People--1880-1890.; Denver (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Backyards--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.; Orphans--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.; Women--Colorado--Denver--1880-1890.
    • 1882
    • Leadville, Colo. 1882

    • In this view of west Leadville, Colorado, a dusting of snow rests on the ground and tree stumps in the foreground. Sheds, barns, lean- tos, log cabins, one-story residences, false front businesses, and a two- story brick schoolhouse are in the...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Business districts--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.; Mountains--Colorado--1880-1890.; Residential streets--Colorado--Leadville--1880-1890.
    • 1882

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