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Marquis de Mores full length portrait in fringed buckskin
Hides & skins; Handguns; Gloves; Portrait photographs;
The Marquis de Mores stands posed for a portrait wearing a fringed buckskin jacket and trousers. He holds a pair of long gloves in his left hand. He also wears a pistol in a gunbelt.
Regis de Trobriand diary excerpt
Forts & fortifications; Grasshoppers; Eating & drinking; Soldiers; Diseases; Cows; Milk; Meat; Pork; Fish; Onions; Garlic; Snow; Winter; Steamboats; Vinegar industry;
General Philippe Regis de Trobriand came to Fort Stevenson in 1867. His troops built the post, barely completing the necessary buildings before the extremely harsh and early winter began. Trobriand’s...
Frontier Scout article on grasshoppers
Grasshoppers; Forts & fortifications; Gardens; Gardening;
An article in the June 15, 1865 issue of the Frontier Scout asking for bids to eliminate the grasshopper problem at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory.
Frontier scout volume 1, number 2 excerpt on sanitary conditions at Fort Rice, Dakota Territory
Potatoes; Steamboats; Forts & fortifications; Diseases; Military facilities; Hospitals;
An article written by 'Medicus' detailing the improvement of the health of troops at Fort Rice. The decrease in scurvy cases is specifically mentioned. The author pleads for fresh vegetables to arrive...
Wilmot P. Sanford diary extracts
Eating & drinking; Soldiers; Vegetables; Cookery; Potatoes; Cabbage; Pork; Military rations; Cattle; Forts & fortifications; Eggs; Apples; Gardens; Gardening;
By the time of Sanford’s service, the Army was providing more nutritious food for soldiers. His notes about meals indicate that vegetables (usually potatoes and onions) and fruits (plum duff and apples)...
Excerpts from Fort Buford post returns
Forts & fortifications; Gardening; Vegetables; Gardens; Grasshoppers; Potatoes; Lettuce; Radishes;
Excerpts from Fort Buford post returns detailing disease at the Fort, gardening, and the quality of vegetables and soldier health at the Fort.
Excerpts from William B. Hazen article "The Great Middle Region of the United States"
Hay; Temperature; Railroads; Forts & fortifications; Rain; Weather; Summer; Winter; Storms; Horses; Immigrants; Farming;
A brief excerpt from an article written by William B. Hazen (commanding officer of Fort Buford) and a chart of the rainfall records from Fort Buford. Hazen’s comments were published shortly before the...
Soldiers of Company K, 15th Infantry in front of barracks, Fort Buford, Dakota Territory
Forts & fortifications; Soldiers; Military uniforms; Barracks; Dogs; Group portraits;
The men of Company K, 15th Infantry relax in front of their barracks at Fort Buford. One of the soldiers sitting in the front row sits with a black dog.
George Armstrong Custer portrait
Soldiers; Military uniforms;
A portrait of George Armstrong Custer wearing a military uniform.
Woman with woven string of prairie turnips
Turnips; Food drying;
This woman holds a string of prairie turnips (Psoralea esculenta). Indian women and children gathered wild vegetables and fruits from the prairies. If not eaten fresh, the vegetables and fruits were dried...
Model of cache pit in vertical section made by Buffalo Bird Woman on edge of Missouri River
Food drying; Holes; Models;
Surplus vegetables were stored in underground cache pits like this one constructed in 1912 by Buffalo Bird Woman. The grass lining and dirt walls and top kept the dried vegetables clean and ready to re-hydrate....
William Hazen portrait
Soldiers; Military uniforms;
William B. Hazen served at many frontier Army posts. He was commanding officer at Fort Buford from 1872 to 1876. He wrote that his experience in the West led him to believe that farmers could not succeed...
Trading post run by Leighton, Jordan, and Hedderick, Fort Buford, Dakota Territory,
Trading posts; Forts & fortifications;
Four men stand outside the trading post building at Fort Buford. Large windows are visible in the front of the building. A small wooden building identified as living quarters is visible at right.
Indian woman hoeing with scapula bone hoe in garden
Gardening; Gardens; Squashes; Corn;
This woman of one of the Three Affiliated Tribes is demonstrating traditional gardening methods. Her hoe is made of a bison scapula (shoulder blade) that is tied to a pole with leather straps. Squash and...
Limbs showing effects of scurvy
Diseases; Legs; Lithographs;
This illustration from a 19th century medical book, shows the lesions caused by scurvy. Bleeding from the hair follicles usually started in the legs, demonstrating the weakness of the blood vessels due...
Steamer F.Y. Batchelor at Fort Buford landing, Dakota Territory
Steamboats; Coastlines; Crowds; Rivers;
The steamboat Batchelor ties up at Fort Buford in 1878. Many people stand on the decks of the boat and on the shoreline. The Batchelor carries a large load of logs or planks on one of its decks. Boats...
Owl Woman stringing squash
Squashes; Food drying;
Owl Woman is drying squash which had been sliced into rings. In winter, these dried pieces of squash (high in vitamin C) will be added to soups and other dishes.
House 2 and 7 overlay, Huff Indian Village Site
Archaeological sites; Cliffs;
This aerial view is enhanced by lines drawn around each of the house 2 and house 7 remains in the village and the palisade.
Mound B excavation, Double Ditch Indian Village site
Excavation; Mounds (Landforms); Archaeological sites;
Mound B was re-opened in 2005 by archeologists to see if they could gain more information with modern technology and advanced evaluation methods.
Earthlodge floor plan at Double Ditch Indian Village site
This floor plan of a circular earthlodge shows the four post and beam central supports (the square in the center). The wall between the entry and the fireplace helped to prevent drafts from disturbing...
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