Black-and-white photograph of Dakota women and children guarding corn from blackbirds, August 1862.

Dakota women and children guarding corn from blackbirds

Dakota women and children guarding corn from blackbirds. Photograph by Adrian John Ebell (Whitney's Gallery), August 1862.

Wheaties box featuring athlete and Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe, 2001.

Wheaties box featuring Jim Thorpe

Wheaties box featuring athlete and Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe, 2001. Thorpe (1887–1953) was a member of the Sauk and Meskwaki (Sac and Fox) Nation.

Map detail showing the location of the "Half-Breed" Tract

Map detail showing the location of the "Half-Breed" Tract

Detail from Minnesota Map No. 33 in Indian Land Cessions in the United States 1845-1893, Charles C. Royce, comp. (Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office, 1899).

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.

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