American Old West (part 2)

The American frontier comprises the geography, history, folklore, and cultural expression of life in the forward wave of American westward expansion that began with English colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last mainland territories as states in the early 20th century.

Deadwood in 1800's

Deadwood in 1800’s

Minnekata Ave., from Soldiers' Home, Hot Springs, South Dakota, 1890s.

Minnekata Ave., from Soldiers’ Home, Hot Springs, South Dakota, 1890s.

Officers of the 9th Cavalry,1891

Officers of the 9th Cavalry,1891

Steam Locomotive and Train Bound for Custer City, South Dakota, 1891

Steam Locomotive and Train Bound for Custer City, South Dakota, 1891

U.S. School for Indians at Pine Ridge, S.D., 1890s.

U.S. School for Indians at Pine Ridge, S.D., 1890s.

A Chinese Funeral in the Old West

A Chinese Funeral in the Old West

A deer hunt near Deadwood in winter '87 and '88. Two miners McMillan and Hubbard got their game

A deer hunt near Deadwood in winter ’87 and ’88.

Band of Indians

Band of Indians

Cowboys Branding Calves on Roundup

Cowboys Branding Calves on Roundup

Cowboys, roping a buffalo on the plains

Cowboys, roping a buffalo on the plains

Deadwood Central Railroad Surveying Corps

Deadwood Central Railroad Surveying Corps

Echo Canyon

Echo Canyon

General Brook's Camp, January 1891

General Brook’s Camp, January 1891

General Miles Near Large Lakota Indian Camp

General Miles Near Large Lakota Indian Camp

Hostile Indian Village of the Lakota Sioux Indians

Hostile Indian Village of the Lakota Sioux Indians

Hot Springs, Dakota Territory

Hot Springs, Dakota Territory

Hotel Minnekahta, Hot Springs, Dakota Territory

Hotel Minnekahta, Hot Springs, Dakota Territory

Indian Council in Hostile Camp

Indian Council in Hostile Camp

Indian Grass Dance Ceremony

Indian Grass Dance Ceremony

Indian Warriors at the Grass Dance

Indian Warriors at the Grass Dance