The interior of Pilger's General Merchandise store. The boy is Stuh Foy, the man in the middle is Carl Williams, and the man on the left is Lou Pilger.


Sam Kills Two, also known as Beads, working on his winter count. The death of Turning Bear, killed by a locomotive in 1910, is shown in the second row just above Kills Two's left foot, about 1900.


The Thomas Kimball family having dinner in their home. Wakefield, Nebraska, about 1900.


Pontoon bridge at Nebraska City, Nebraska


Diamond X Café in Cody, Cherry County, Nebraska


Community picnic


Fourth of July celebration in front of the Kimball house


Ration Day at Pine Ridge. Allotments of cornmeal, bacon, flour, coffee, and sugar were handed out to nearly six hundred Lakota women on Ration Day. The rations were intended to assist the Lakotas while they made the transition from an economy based on buffalo hunting to one of subsistence farming. In 1890 the rations were reduced about 20 percent. When this reduction combined with a crop failure, the Lakotas undoubtedly suffered. The lack of food was often citied as a major cause of the Ghost Dance popularity, although a more fundamental cause lay in the Lakota's desire to reclaim control of their own destiny.
    Richard E. Jensen, R. Eli Paul, and John E. Carter, Eyewitness at Wounded Knee (University of Nebraska Press, 1991), 64.


Harvesting potatoes


Katie Roubideaux, about 1900


"Our Home." An unidentified family in front of their dugout, presumably near McCook, Nebraska, about 1890.


Interior of the butcher shop, probably Ericson, Nebraska