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Portrait of 40 American Indian school girls and young women dressed in winter coats and hats, standing on steps of school, a large wooden building with a porch. Handwritten caption reads, "St. John's William Welsh Memorial School Cheyenne River Agency".

Identified Persons

Aphonsie Garreau; Lucy LeBeau; Victoria Garreau; Ester Lebeau; Elizabeth Garreau; Sophia Garreau

Identified Places

Cheyenne River Indian Reservation; Fort Bennett; St. John's William Welsh Memorial School, South Dakota

Approximate Date

circa 1889

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exterior; full-length

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Inspection_of_ the_Cheyenne_River_Agency_at_Fort_Bennett_Dakota


Written on back of the photograph: "Mallet, E. Inspection of the Cheyenne River Agency at Fort Bennett, Dakota (1889). Inspection probably occurred in 1889, but the date of the photograph is unknown. The size of the photograph is 9"x 7 1/4" that is matted to a 12" x 10" cardboard stock.

Digital Reproduction Information

Scanned from a photograph at 400 dpi in TIFF format using a Sinarback eVolution 86, Sinar M, and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using CONTENTdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2015


Native American Schools, Cheyenne River Agency, Fort Bennett, Dakota


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