Deadwood and the Black Hills of the DakotasThe famous and the infamous have called Deadwood and theBlack Hills home over the last several centuries. Lewis and Clark,Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, George Armstrong Custer, PokerAlice and the Sundance Kid. Calamity Jane, and many others haveall passed through here in search of fortune and adventure.But long before the arrival of the white man, the land was hometo the Cheyenne, Kiowa, Pawnee, Soux or Lakota Indians. TheSoux, who migrated from Minnesota in the 1700s, dominated atract of land large enough to support the buffalo herds on whichthey subsisted.
A deer hunt near Deadwood in winter 1887 and 88
DeadwoodCentral Railroad SurveyorsDeadwood Central RailroadEngineer Corps, showing agroup of Surveyors. It wascreated in 1888 by Grabill, JohnC. H., photographer.The photograph presentsOutdoor group portrait of tenrailroad engineers and a dog,posing with surveyors transitson tripods and measuring rods,on the side of a mountain.Most of the men are sitting; allare wearing suits and hats.
Miners Panning for Gold in the Dakota Territory
Saw Mill Interior at Terraville, Dakota Territory
The champion Chinese Hose Team of America, who won the great Hub-and-Hub race at Deadwood, Dakota., July 4th, 1888.The photograph illustrates Twelve member team of Chinese ""hose"" runners posed in uniform.
"Comanche,"a stallion, The only survivor of the Custer Massacre, 1876
"The DeadwoodCoach" Side viewof a stagecoach;formally dressedmen sitting inand on top ofcoach. 1889.Repository:Library ofCongress Printsand PhotographsDivisionWashington, D.C.
Between 1887 and 1892, Grabill sent 188 photographs — taken using an early technique that used albumen, or egg white, to bind together the chemicals . Deadwood in South Dakota was founded shortly after the discovery of gold in the neighbouring Black Hills in 1876. Miners flocked to the town and its population quickly grew to 5,000, the wagon trains brought in not only supplies but gamblers, prostitutes and gunfighters.Wild Buffalo on the Plains
He sat for this studio portrait between two Euro-AmericansRebel: A native American named Little,leader of the Oglala band, started the1890 Indian Revolt at Pine Ridge
"Hostile Indian camp" Birds-eye view of a large Lakota camp of tipis, horses, and wagons. 1891
Title: At the Dance. Part of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the greatIndian Grass Dance portrait of Big Foot‘s band and federal military men onthe Cheyenne River, S.D.--
Large bull train of oxen and three wagonson its way to the Black Hills . 1890
Title: Freighting in "The Black Hills". Photographed between Sturgis andDeadwood Full view of ox trains, between Sturgis and Deadwood, S.D. 1891
Happy band: Mining engineers with their wives and a couple of tamedeer get together for an impromptu campside musical concert
"Red Cloud and American Horse."The two most noted Oglala chiefs”,
"Signal Rock." Elk Canyon on Black Hills & Ft. P. R.R. It was made in 1890 by Grabill, John C. H., photographer. The photo illustrates Rock formation on the right of railroad track which curves into distance; trees, mountains in backgroundSignal Rock
Mess scene on "round up". It was made in 1887 by Grabill, John C. H.,photographer.The photo documents Cowboys eating near chuckwagon; small groupsof horses and cattle in campsite.
Bullchief Ford a Crow Warrior..The picture presentsBullchief wearing his warbonnet, crossing a shallowrapids on horseback. This is a dramatic presentationof an authentic Native American
A stunning image of Wells Fargo Express Company. DeadwoodTreasure Wagon and Guards with $250,000 gold bullion from theGreat Homestake Mine, Deadwood, S.D., 1890.The image shows Five men, holding rifles, in a horse-drawn,uncovered wagon on a country road.
Indian chiefs and U.S. officials at Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Features ." Wild Bill" Cody standing in the Center.The illustration documents Group of Euro-American and Lakota(Bruleacute, Miniconjou, and Oglala) men standing and sitting in tworows in front of tipis.
Wagon Tain and horseResting on a trail in thebadlands.
Freighting in "The Black Hills". Photographed between Sturgis andDeadwood Full view of ox trains, between Sturgis and Deadwood, S.D. 1891
Calamity Jane Wild Bill Hickok Deadwood became famous as the site of Wild Bill Hickoks murder in 1876. Deadwood is the final resting place ofBorn in Princeton, Missouri on May Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock,1, 1852 as Martha Cannary, she and many other colorful characters ofwould later grow up to look and act the Wild West. The Black Hills went onlike a man, shoot like a cowboy, drink to be the richest single gold mininglike a fish, and exaggerate the tales district in the United States, eventuallyof her life to any and all who would producing over 25 million ounces oflisten. gold.
The EndMusic: The CondorPhotographs:John C. H. Grabill was an American photographer. Little is known about hiswork. From 1886 to 1892 he was active in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Heis best known for the 188 photographs he sent to the Library of Congress.His work documents the frontier life in Colorado, South Dakota, andWyoming. His photographs of Pine Ridge during the aftermath of WoundedKnee are most remarkable.PowerPoint PPSJack Crossjcross002@comcast.net
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