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Exodusters waiting for a steamboat to carry them westward in the late 1870's 7.1 - Exodusters waiting for a steamboat to carry them westward in the late 1870's The Shores family photographed by Solomon Butcher 7.1a - The Shores family of Custer County, Nebraska, in 1887
Shores family of Custer County, NB 7.1b - Another portrait of the Shores family by Solomon Butcher Exodusters waiting for a steamboat to carry them westward in the late 1870's 7.2 - Homesteader Omer Yern and family photographed by Solomon Butcher in Custer County, Nebraska, 1886
7.3 - Homesteaders photographed by Solomon Butcher in Custer County, Nebraska David Hilton and family show off their organ 7.3a - David Hilton and family show off their organ outside their Nebraska homestead
Homestead photographer Solomon Butcher 7.3b - Homestead photographer Solomon Butcher poses with his own first Nebraska home Sitting Bull 7.4 - Autographed photo of Sitting Bull, 1884
Lakotas Gather in a Circle 7.5 - Lakotas gather in a circle to receive government rations at Standing Rock Reservation Cover of The Beef Bonanza 7.6 - Cover of The Beef Bonanza: How to Get Rich on the Plains, by Gen. James S. Brisbin, one of the books that helped fuel the cattle boom of the early 1880s
Theodore Roosevelt on horseback 7.7 - Theodore Roosevelt on horseback in the Dakota Territory in the 1880s Close-up of Theodore Roosevelt campaigning 7.8 - Close-up of Theodore Roosevelt campaigning in Reno, Nevada, in 1910
Theodore Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies 7.9 - Theodore Roosevelt at the dedication ceremonies for Roosevelt Dam, Arizona Territory, March 18, 1911 Students in formation 7.10 - Students in formation on the parade ground at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
A Navajo boy named Tom Torlino 7.11 - A Navajo boy named Tom Torlino as he entered the Carlisle Indian School and a short time after the "reforming" process had begun Three Lakota 7.12 - Three Lakota boys on their arrival at the Carlisle Indian School
Lakota boys begin process of deculturalization 7.13 - The same three Lakota boys begin the process of deculturization at the Carlisle Indian School Ethnologist Frank Hamilton 7.14 - Ethnologist Frank Hamilton Cushing wearing a Native American costume of his own design
Frank Cushing and other Bow Chiefs 7.15 - Frank Cushing (in the dark clothing) and other Bow Chiefs performing the War God Ceremony at Zuni Pueblo A Winter Cattle Drive 7.16 - A winter cattle drive photographed by Charles Belden
Souvenir Photo of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody 7.17 - Souvenir photo of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, autographed in 1916 William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody leading an excursion at the Grand Canyon 7.18 - William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody leading an excursion at the Grand Canyon
Close-up of Cody leading an excursion at the Grand Canyon 7.19 - Close-up of Cody leading an excursion at the Grand Canyon Sitting Bull and William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody 7.20 - Sitting Bull and William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody in a publicity photograph taken when Sitting Bull was a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, 1884
William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody meeting with Indians and government officials 7.21 - William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (back row center) meeting with Indians and government officials following the massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890 William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles 7.22 - William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody (at left) and Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles scouting an Indian camp near Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, soon after the massacre at nearby Wounded Knee

Custer's Last Stand in the Wild West 7.23 - "The Death of Custer" at the Battle of the Little Bighorn as re-enacted in Buffalo Bill's Wild West "Buffalo Bill" Cody posing for publicity photo 7.24 - "Buffalo Bill" Cody posing for a publicity photo

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