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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
    • Scene on Monument Creek

    • A man stands near conical-shaped limestone columns with flat caps of resistant rock in Monument Park, El Paso County, Colorado. Shows scrubby vegetation, a stand of trees is in the distance.
    • El Paso County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Monument Park (El Paso County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Rock formations--Colorado--El Paso County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Cherry Creek at time of flood Blake St. Denver

    • A man stands on the edge of Cherry Creek as it floods Blake Street in Denver, Colorado. A building is nearby.
    • Cherry Creek (El Paso County-Denver County, Colo.)--1860-1870.; Denver (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Floods--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streams--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.; Streets--Colorado--Denver--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Twin Lakes

    • View across the Twin Lakes Reservoir towards snow covered Mounts Elbert and Massive near Twin Lakes (Lake County), Colorado. A woman wears a dress and stands near a covered wagon along a dirt trail. Fir trees dot the hills.
    • Elbert, Mount (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Lake County (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Massive, Mount (Colo.)--1860-1870.; Twin Lakes (Colo. : Lake)--1860-1870.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Lake County--1860-1870.
    • 1864
    • Westward, the monarch capital makes its way

    • Union Pacific Railroad vice president, Thomas C. Durant, in a suit and a narrow brimmed hat, stands on railroad ties during railroad construction near Cozad in Lincoln County, Nebraska. Shows shovels near railroad ties set in place, and a wooden...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Lincoln County (Neb.)--1860-1870.; Business people--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad construction--Nebraska--Lincoln County--1860-1870.; Railroad tracks--Nebraska--Lincoln...
    • 1866 October
    • [Receipt]

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    • Furniture industry--Colorado--Central City--1860-1870.; Weidman, Jacob.; Furniture industry and trade--Colorado--Central City.; Undertakers and undertaking--Colorado--Central City.; Central City (Colo.)--To 1876.
    • 1867
    • The first engine of the U.P.

    • Men pose on Union Pacific Railroad pony locomotive no. 1 (later named the "Utah") and on the platform at a passenger depot probably in Benton (Carbon County), Wyoming. A conductor in uniform stands beside men in sack suits or vests. The frame...
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Benton (Wyo.)--1860-1870.; Railroad depots--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Railroad employees--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.; Railroad locomotives--Wyoming--Benton--1860-1870.
    • 1868
    • Charles S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He stands in front of a painted backdrop near an artificial tree. He has a full beard and curly hair. He holds a rifle and wears a round brimmed hat with a tassel, a...
    • Artists--American--1860-1870.; Beards.; Handguns.; Military scouts.; Stobie, Charles S., 1845-1931.
    • 1869
    • Promontory, Utah

    • View of Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad tracks, a switch and railroad signal at Promontory (Box Elder County), Utah. A man stands beside the tracks. Shows a railroad car on a Shoo-Fly (temporary track), telegraph poles, a United...
    • Central Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Union Pacific Railroad Company--1860-1870.; Promontory (Utah)--1860-1870.; Flags--American--1860-1870.; Railroad cars--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.; Railroad signals--Utah--Promontory--1860-1870.;...
    • 1869
    • Charles S. Stobie

    • Studio portrait (profile) of Charles S. Stobie, Indian scout and western artist. He stands, with one foot on a stump, in front of a painted backdrop near an artificial tree. He has a full beard and curly hair. He holds a rifle and wears a round...
    • Artists--American--1860-1870.; Beards.; Handguns.; Military scouts.; Stobie, Charles S.
    • 1869
    • W. H. Jackson

    • William Henry Jackson stands next to a chair in a studio portrait. He wears a cotton shirt and pants, high-topped boots and a bandanna, and holds his hat.
    • Photographers--1870-1880.; Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
    • 1870
    • City Park Lake Greeley, Colo.

    • View of the sparsely populated town of Greeley, Colorado in Weld County. Man stands next to lake in town park. Buildings, one and two-story commercial and residential structures.
    • Greeley (Colo.)--1870-1880.
    • 1870
    • Sketches in the Northwest

    • Men stand beside an ox-driven wagon at Fort Garry (later Lower Fort Garry National Historic Park) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. A man hauls a moose head on his back. Shows a silo and a frame building. A North American Indian in a woven blanket,...
    • Dakota Indians--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Spiritual life--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Votive offerings--North Dakota--1870-1880.; Fort Garry (Man.)--1870-1880.; Missouri River--1870-1880.; Carts &...
    • 1870 January 25
    • 1st child born in Greeley

    • A couple, Horace Greeley and Bertha Dixon, pose for a formal studio portrait in Greeley, Colorado in Weld County. The man, who sits in an upholstered chair with fringe around the edge, wears a suit, a shirt, a vest, and leather gloves. The woman...
    • Greeley (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Dixon, Bertha.; Greeley, Horace.
    • 1870 June 18
    • Lower Falls of the Yellowstone

    • A view of the lower falls of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park shows the cascades in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Sheer cliffs and stands of pine trees surround the cascades.
    • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone (Wyo.)--1870-1880.; Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River--1870-1880.; Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Yellowstone River--1870-1880.; Canyons--Yellowstone National Park--1870-1880.; Expeditions &...
    • 1871
    • Devils Gate on the Sweetwater

    • A view of the Sweetwater River and Devils Gate rock formation in Natrona County, Wyoming. Men with horses are on the rivers edge. A man stands on the rock formation.
    • Devil's Gate (Wyo.)--1870-1880.; Natrona County (Wyo.)--1870-1880.; Sweetwater River (Wyo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Wyoming--Natrona County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Wyoming--Natrona County--1870-1880.; Rock formations--Wyoming--Natrona...
    • 1871?
    • Cunningham Gulch, from the Highland Mary Mine

    • A view of Cunningham Gulch from the Highland Mary Mine in San Juan County, Colorado shows Cunningham Creek and an encampment with tents. A miner stands near a tent and holds a tool or implement on his shoulder.
    • Cunningham Creek (San Juan County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; Cunningham Gulch (San Juan County, Colo.)--1870-1880.; San Juan County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Hinsdale County--1870-1880.; Mining--Colorado--San Juan...
    • 1871?
    • Mrs. William N. Byers

    • Studio portrait (standing) of Elizabeth Minerva Byers (Mrs. William N. Byers). She wears a dress with a full skirt trimmed with ruffles and a bodice of velvet. She stands near an animal pelt and a studio prop.
    • Women--1870-1880.; Byers, Elizabeth Minerva.; Byers, William Newton, 1831-1903--Family.
    • 1872
    • Grand Canon; Sheavwitz Crossing

    • A man, probably a member of the geological survey, wears a hat and stands on a rocky ridge at the edge of the Grand Canyon (later Grand Canyon National Park), Arizona, at Shivwits Plateau. Shows layered canyon walls in the distance.
    • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--1870-1880.; Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Shivwits Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Cliffs--Arizona--Grand Canyon--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Grand...
    • 1872
    • Near Jacob's Pool

    • A man in a hat, probably from the geological survey, stands and faces the Vermilion Cliffs, sandstone formations in Coconino County, Arizona. Shows wagon ruts and footprints in the clay soil on a hill near Jacobs Pool.
    • Coconino County (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Vermilion Cliffs (Utah and Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Cliffs--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--Coconino County--1870-1880.;...
    • 1872
    • Section of south side of Zuni pueblo, N.M.

    • A Native American (Zuni) man stands and poses beside multi-story stone and adobe pueblos at Zuni, New Mexico. Buildings have ladders, roofs with timber rafters (vigas), gutters and chimney pots.
    • Indians of North America--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-188o.; Pueblo Indians--Structures--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni Indians--Structures--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.; Zuni (N.M.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--New Mexico--Zuni--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Navajoe Indian squaw and child

    • A Native American (Navajo) mother and child pose seated beside large rocks in Canyon de Chelly (later Canyon de Chelly National Monument), Arizona. The woman wears a bil (dress) and a bead necklace. The boy stands on a woven blanket.
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Navajo Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Chelly, Canyon de (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Boys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Mothers & children--Arizona--1870-1880.;...
    • 1873
    • Apache Lake

    • A man in a hat from the Corps of Engineers stands near what is identified as Apache Lake in the White Mountains in Navajo County or Apache County (later Fort Apache Indian Reservation), Arizona. Shows steep basalt bluffs and trees near the lake.
    • White Mountains (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Arizona--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1873
    • Pedro, Captain of one of the Coyotero Apache Bands

    • Pedro, a Native American (Coyotero Apache, Western Apache) tribal leader, stands and poses beside possibly a bear rug, in Arizona. Pedro wears a military uniform with epaulets and a chevron, and a hat with an upturned brim. Shows trees on a...
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Western Apache Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Tribal chiefs--Arizona--1870-1880.; Uniforms--Arizona--1870-1880.; Pedro, Western Apache chief.; Geographical...
    • 1873
    • Apache Lake, Sierra Blanca range [sic], Arizona

    • A man wears a hat, holds a rifle and stands near what is identified as Apache Lake in the White Mountains in Navajo County or Apache County (later Fort Apache Indian Reservation), Arizona. Shows steep basalt bluffs and trees on a hillside.
    • White Mountains (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Arizona--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Arizona--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 1873
    • Won-sí-vu, or Young Antelope

    • A young Native American (Paiute) woman, Wonsívu, stands on rocks on the Kaibab Plateau in northern Arizona. She wears a thin headband, and a heavily fringed buckskin dress with hooves tied on the fringe.
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Arizona--1870-1880.; Kaibab Plateau (Ariz.)--1870-1880.; Women--Arizona--1870-1880.; Won-sí-vu.
    • 1874
    • Lake in Conejos Canon, Col.

    • A man stands beside a lake, probably Beaver Lake, in Conejos County, Colorado. Trees and grass are nearby in the San Juan Mountains.
    • Conejos County (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Lakes & ponds--Colorado--Conejos County--1870-1880.; Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian (U.S.)
    • 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
    • Kaí-ar

    • Native American (Paiute) woman, Kaíar, stands in the grass, The Meadows, southwestern Nevada. She wears a belted and heavily fringed buckskin dress.
    • Indians of North America--Nevada--1870-1880.; Paiute Indians--Nevada--1870-1880.; Meadows, The (Nev.)--1870-1880.; Women--Nevada--1870-1880.; Kaí-ar.
    • 1874
    • The mother

    • A Native American (Paiute) woman breast-feeds a child, another child stands behind her, Kaibab Plateau, northern Arizona. She wears a fringed, buckskin dress with a beaded border and a twined basket hat. A cradleboard leans against a wikiup, a...
    • Indians of North America--Arizona--1870-1880.; Southern Paiute Indians--Clothing & dress--Arizona--1870-1880.; Kaibab Plateau (Ariz.); Breast feeding--Arizona--1870-1880.; Children--Arizona--1870-1880.; Women--Arizona--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, full lateral view-on upper level

    • Panoramic view of Shoshone Falls on the Snake River in Twin Falls County, Idaho. A man stands and poses near the edge of a cliff. Shows boulders in the river and eroded rock walls of the canyon.
    • Shoshone Falls (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)--1860-1870.; Twin Falls County (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Idaho--Twin Falls...
    • 1874
    • Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho

    • A man stands and poses in a rock crevice beside the Snake River and waterfalls at Shoshone Falls in a canyon in Twin Falls County, Idaho. Shows eroded canyon walls, rocky shores and island boulders in the river.
    • Shoshone Falls (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Snake River (Wyo.-Wash.)--1860-1870.; Twin Falls County (Idaho)--1870-1880.; Canyons--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.; Expeditions & surveys--Idaho--Twin Falls County--1870-1880.; Rivers--Idaho--Twin Falls...
    • 1874
    • Denver Jail in 1874

    • A group of men stand outside the Denver City Jail located at 231 Thirteenth (13th) Street, Denver, Colorado. A police officer stands outside a set of large wooden doors. The building is a one story brick structure with heavy wood shutters. Bars...
    • Denver (Colo.). Police Department.--People--1870-1880.; Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Jails--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; Police--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.
    • 1874
    • Sketches in Utah

    • Mormon men bow their heads, across the table from Brigham Young and the elders, during communion. Shows a Book of Mormon and a metal container on the table. The men wear suits with scarves or bow ties. Brigham Young stands at the pulpit inside the...
    • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--People--1870-1880.; Mormons--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Salt Lake City (Utah)--1870-1880.; Communion--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Families--Utah--Salt Lake City--1870-1880.; Mothers &...
    • 1874 September 26
    • Mack's lumber yard N W corner Main & Sixth St.

    • The office of this lumberyard in Canon City, Colorado, is a frame saltbox structure with a false front. Curving lines of letters on it read: "Easte(?), Chic(?), Wholesale, mouldings, lath, shingles, hardwood, picket fence, glass, cement, plaster,...
    • Lumberyards--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.; Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.
    • 1875
    • S.W. corner 8th Ave. & 9th Street

    • Citizens of Greeley, Colorado, in Weld County, stand in front of two commercial storefronts. Three women stand in front of a wood-frame clapboard building with a front gable. The Greeley Armory, with its door partially open, is next door and is...
    • Greeley (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Armories--American--Colorado--Greeley--1870-1880.; Commercial facilities--Colorado--Greeley--1870-1880.; Men--Colorado--Greeley--1870-1880.; Women--Colorado--Greeley--1870-1880.
    • 1875
    • Chinese emigration to America

    • Chinese emigrants with queues (braids), in robes and hats or caps, are gathered in the hold of the steamship "Alaska" en route to the United States. The men use chopsticks and eat rice from bowls. Some read or stand near windows. A white man...
    • Chinese--1870-1880.; Eating & drinking--1870-1880.; Emigration & immigration--Chinese--1870-1880.; Interiors--1870-1880.; Ships--1870-1880.
    • 1876 May 20
    • Gen. Crook ordaining Spotted Tail Chief of the Sioux, at Red Cloud Agency

    • General George Crook stands next to Spotted Tail, he is proclaiming him Chief of all Sioux, Red Cloud Agency, Dakota Territory. Native American Sioux (Oglala) including chiefs Red Cloud and Red Leaf, stand with U. S. soldiers.
    • United States. Army--1870-1880.; United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Red Cloud Agency--1870-1880.; Dakota Indians--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Indians of North America--Dakota Territory--1870-1880.; Oglala Indians--Dakota...
    • 1876 October 24
    • The first pavilion erected over the Soda Springs 1877

    • This eight-sided gazebo in Canon City, Colorado, is made of branches, some twisted into flourishes. Deer antlers top the plank roof, and a man in a derby stands by the entry. Rocks and foothills are in the background.
    • Canon City (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Gazebos--Colorado--Canon City--1870-1880.
    • 1877?
    • Old method of crushing ore

    • Five Native Americans crush and carry ore as an armed cowboy stands by and smokes a cigarette; the people that crush ore use only small hammers, those that carry the ore have full baskets. A cannon is pointed at the workers from across an enclosed...
    • Indians of North America--1870-1880.; Mining--1870-1880.
    • 1878?
    • Leadville pioneer homes

    • Pioneer Leadville residents pose in front of their early homes in 1879, Colorado. The man and woman in the center, dressed in their finest, stand with their baby girl on a wood chair. Two men and another woman stand next to them, with a nursing...
    • Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Dwellings--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.; Pioneers--Colorado--Leadville--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • M. Jessie Cooper

    • Studio portrait of Mary Jessie Cooper, a senior at Denver High School in Denver, Colorado. Cooper stands and poses with her arm on the back of a chair. She wears a lace dress with a belt sash, a frilled collar with a velvet band, and three-quarter...
    • Denver (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Students--Colorado--Denver--1870-1880.; Cooper, M. Jessie (Mary Jessie); Denver High School--People--1870-1880.; Denver Public Schools--People--1870-1880.
    • 1879
    • Dr. M. Beshoar's brick yard

    • Men pose with their equipment and materials in a brickyard in Trinidad, Colorado. One stands with a shovel by a sifting machine with a large geared wheel. Other men sit on a machine that has a short, baffled smokestack. A kiln with arched openings...
    • Trinidad (Colo.)--1880-1890.; Bricklaying--Colorado--Trinidad--1880-1890.
    • 1880
    • Mystic Falls

    • A well-dressed man stands on a rock at the bottom of a waterfall, identified as Mystic Falls, in a gorge, possibly in San Miguel County, Colorado. Shows pine trees, a gorge, fallen logs, and boulders.
    • Canyons--Colorado--1880-1890.; Waterfalls--Colorado--1880-1890.
    • 1882

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