Solomon Wells and Mary Wells, Prairie Island.

Solomon Wells and Mary Wells

Solomon Wells (Tatanka Maza) and Mary Wells (Iha Ho Waste Win), Prairie Island. Photograph by Monroe P. Killy, September 1950.

Child dancing at Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community powwow

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community powwow

Child dressed in regalia dancing at a Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community powwow. Photograph by Monroe P. Killy, June 21, 1970.

Arlo Haase and Amos Owen at Powwow in Shakopee

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community powwow

Arlo Haase and Amos Owen dressed in regalia at a Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community powwow. Photograph by Monroe P. Killy, June 1972.

Black and white photograph of a Red River cart at a Dakota family’s camp, ca. 1870.

Dakota family and Red River carts

A Red River cart at a Dakota family’s camp, ca. 1870.

Black and white photograph of Ojibwe with Red River carts near Fort Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada,

Ojibwe with Red River carts

Ojibwe with Red River carts near Fort Dufferin, Manitoba, Canada, ca. 1863.

Color image of loom woven garters that originated in the area around Selkirk, Manitoba, and are possibly Ojibwe, Métis, or Cree, ca. 1820s.

Loom-woven bead work and yarn garters

Loom woven garters that originated in the area around Selkirk, Manitoba, and are possibly Ojibwe, Métis, or Cree, ca. 1820s.

Color image of a Quilled coat, ca. 1851.

Quilled coat

This style of coat was popular with the Métis of the Red River Valley. This particular coat belonged to Alexander Ramsey and may have been brought back by him from an 1851 treaty signing. The coat is possibly Cree, Métis, or Ojibwe in origin.

Black and white photograph of a Dakota treaty delegation in Washington, 1858.

1858 treaty delegation

Members of the Dakota treaty delegation in Washington, 1858. Included in the delegation are members of the Métis community: Antoine (Joseph) Campbell (standing second from left), Thomas A Robertson (standing second from left), and Nathaniel Brown (standing at right).

Black and white photograph of an unidentified Métis fur trader of Indian and French Ancestry, ca. 1870.

Métis fur trader

An unidentified Métis fur trader of American Indian and French ancestry, ca. 1870.

Métis dance at Devil’s Lake, Dakota Territory, ca. 1870. Drawing by Corporal Louis Voelkerer, Company A, Thirty-first United States Infantry.

Métis dance, Devil’s Lake, Dakota Territory

Métis dance at Devil’s Lake, Dakota Territory, ca. 1870. Drawing by Corporal Louis Voelkerer, Company A, Thirty-first United States Infantry.

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