Monthly Archives: December 2011

BLACK HAWK: “Sans Arc Lakota” Ledger Book, 1880–1881

Black Hawk was hard-pressed to feed his family of four during the harsh winter of 1880–1881. His tribe, the Sans Arc, was one of seven divisions of the Lakota, a nomadic group of Plains Indians who followed the great herds … Continue reading

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Albert Bierstadt: Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California, c.1865

In a time when few Americans had ventured west of the Mississippi, Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California offered a welcome view of one of the natural wonders on the far side of the continent. After his first trip to the … Continue reading

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