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Prairie Collection

Background imagePrairie Collection: Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891

Oklahoma Territory opened to settlers, 1891
Homesteaders charge at the start signal, western Oklahoma Land Rush, 1891. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Young Crow Indian

Young Crow Indian
A Crow boy in dance costume, 1905. Printed reproduction of a photograph by Edward Curtis

Background imagePrairie Collection: Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue

Buffalo soldiers charging to the rescue
Captain Dodges black troopers to the rescue in the west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Native American attack on a western stagecoach

Native American attack on a western stagecoach
Western stagecoach fighting off Native Americans on the plains. Printed color halftone reproduction of a Frederic Remington illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago

Fort Dearborn, on the site of Chicago
Fort Dearborn in 1803, on the south side of the Chicago River. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of an illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah

Mormons caught in a prairie blizzard en route to Utah
Mormon hand-cart company struggling across the plains to Salt Lake City. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Crow chief

Crow chief
Crow Indian chief in a traditional war bonnet and clothing, circa 1900. Digitally colored halftone of a photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Flintlock pistol used in the fur trade

Flintlock pistol used in the fur trade
Flintlock pistol to be traded at a mountain-man rendezvous reenactment, Fort Mandan, North Dakota. Photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: NATI2A-00016

NATI2A-00016
Earth lodge of the Omaha tribe, Great Plains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Pioneer family on the Oregon Trail

Pioneer family on the Oregon Trail
Covered wagon of a homesteader family heading west with their belongings. Hand-colored engraving combined with a photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Building the railroad to Bismarck, North Dakota, 1870s

Building the railroad to Bismarck, North Dakota, 1870s
Laying railroad track in winter across the Missouri River at Bismarck, North Dakota, 1879. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Telegraph poles following the transcontinental railroad

Telegraph poles following the transcontinental railroad
Linemen stringing telegraph wire beside the transcontinental railroad on the Great Plains, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Oregon Trail pioneers passing Chimney Rock

Oregon Trail pioneers passing Chimney Rock
Covered wagons passing Chimney Rock, a landmark on the Oregon Trail, Nebraska. Hand-colored woodcut combined with a photograph of Chimney Rock

Background imagePrairie Collection: Mormon Trail hand-cart

Mormon Trail hand-cart
Mormon hand-cart replica on the Oregon/Mormon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Sioux Nation at Standing Rock Reservation, ND, 1890

Sioux Nation at Standing Rock Reservation, ND, 1890
Taking a census at the Sioux Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota, 1890. Albertype reproduction of a photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Wolf-skins disguising Native American hunters

Wolf-skins disguising Native American hunters
Native Americans in wolf skins stalking buffalo. Hand-colored woodcut of a 20th century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Blackfeet horsemen, 1850s

Blackfeet horsemen, 1850s
Blackfeet warriors carrying guns on horseback, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Omaha Indian village of tipis

Omaha Indian village of tipis
Part of the hoo-thu-ga, a circle of dwellings of the Omaha tribe. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Putting in seed on a bonanza farm, 1800s

Putting in seed on a bonanza farm, 1800s
Seeding grain on a bonanza farm, North Dakota, early 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs

Native Americans meet Lewis and Clark at Council Bluffs
Lewis and Clark meeting with Native Americans at Council Bluffs, Iowa. Hand-colored woodcut by Patrick Goss, a member of the expedition

Background imagePrairie Collection: Buffalo herd in South Dakota

Buffalo herd in South Dakota
Free-ranging buffalo herd on the grasslands of Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: HSET2A-00007

HSET2A-00007
Families in covered wagons crossing the plains. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: BUSN2A-00091

BUSN2A-00091
Mountain men greeting each other: " I took ye for an Injin." Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of a Frederic Remington Illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: HSET2A-00125

HSET2A-00125
African-American buffalo soldier riding a frisky horse fresh from the herd, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration by Frederic Remington

Background imagePrairie Collection: AGRI2A-00019

AGRI2A-00019
Cowboys guarding the herd at night during a Texas to Kansas cattle drive 1800s Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Buffalo killed from a train on the Great Plains

Buffalo killed from a train on the Great Plains
Passengers and crew shooting buffalo from a train on the transcontinental railroad, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Oregon Trail covered wagons

Oregon Trail covered wagons
Restored covered wagons (Conestoga wagon at rear), at Scotts Bluff National Monument on the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: American buffalo

American buffalo
Bison, or American buffalo. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Building the transcontinental railroad

Building the transcontinental railroad
Immigrants and other workers laying track for the transcontinental railroad across Nebraska, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Transcontinental railroad workers attacked by Native Americans

Transcontinental railroad workers attacked by Native Americans
Cheyenne Indians attacking workers building the transcontinental railroad on the Great Plains, 1867. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Transcontinental railroad across the Great Plains

Transcontinental railroad across the Great Plains
Transcontinental railroad track to a station on the Great Plains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Laying railroad track across the Great Plains

Laying railroad track across the Great Plains
Workers laying track for the transcontinental railroad, 1860s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Oregon Trail wagons camping for the night

Oregon Trail wagons camping for the night
Pioneers camp at sunset along the Oregon Trail, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: HSET2A-00003

HSET2A-00003
Sod house of a homesteader family on the Great Plains, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Covered wagon on the prairie

Covered wagon on the prairie
A " prairie schooner" heading west. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Oregon Trail pioneers on the Great Plains

Oregon Trail pioneers on the Great Plains
Families in covered wagons crossing the plains. Hand-colored engraving combined with photo of western Nebraska

Background imagePrairie Collection: Dugout home covered with prairie sod

Dugout home covered with prairie sod
A dugout covered with sod, home of a prairie homesteader, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Sod home of a pioneer family on the plains

Sod home of a pioneer family on the plains
Prairie homestead family preparing for winter at their sod home. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Pioneer name in Register Rock on the Oregon Trail, 1855

Pioneer name in Register Rock on the Oregon Trail, 1855
Oregon Trail travelers name carved into Register Cliff by the North Platte River near Guernsey, Wyoming. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Conestoga wagon on the Oregon Trail

Conestoga wagon on the Oregon Trail
Conestoga wagon replica on the Oregon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Covered wagon brake detail

Covered wagon brake detail
Brake mechanism of a covered wagon on the Oregon Trail, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Nebraska. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Oregon Trail pioneer graves, Wyoming

Oregon Trail pioneer graves, Wyoming
Graves of pioneers along the Oregon Trail in Wyoming. Photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Homestead in Dakota Territory, 1800s

Homestead in Dakota Territory, 1800s
Homesteaders cabins marking their claims in the Red River Valley, North Dakota, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imagePrairie Collection: Powder horns and musket balls used in the fur trade

Powder horns and musket balls used in the fur trade
Powder horns, musket balls, and other trade items at a mountain-man rendezvous reenactment, Fort Mandan, North Dakota. Photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Buffalo hide tipi of the Lakota Sioux

Buffalo hide tipi of the Lakota Sioux
Sioux tepee made of buffalo hide sewn with sinew in the traditional way, Wicoti Living History Lakota Encampment, Hill City, South Dakota. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: NATI2D-00405

NATI2D-00405
Sioux tepees, Wicoti Living History Lakota Encampment, Hill City, South Dakota. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Interior of a Sioux tipi

Interior of a Sioux tipi
Buffalo robes and pillows inside a Sioux tepee made of buffalo hide, Wicoti Living History Lakota Encampment, Hill City, South Dakota. Digital photograph

Background imagePrairie Collection: Sioux tepees

Sioux tepees
Sioux tipis, Wicoti Living History Lakota Encampment, Black Hills, SD. Digital photograph



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