The photograph collection includes images from Major Edmond Mallet’s time as Indian Agent and Indian Inspector. The exact dates of when the photographs were taken is unclear, but it is assumed that it is during his time as Indian Agent and Indian Inspector. Major Mallet was Indian Agent at the Tulalip Agency and Tulalip Indian School in Washington Territory from 1878-1879. Major Mallet was Indian Inspector in 1889-1890. The photographs are from his work at the following agencies: Cheyenne & Arapahoe Agency at Darlington; Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency at Anadarko, Oklahoma Territory; Cheyenne River Agency at Fort Bennett, Dakota Territory; Rosebud Agency at Rosebud, Dakota Territory; Standing Rock Agency at Fort Yates, Dakota Territory; Yankton Sioux Agency and examination of the school at the reservation, Dakota Territory; and Genoa Indian Training School, Genoa, Nebraska; Ponca, Pawnee, Otoe, and Oakland Agency, Oklahoma Territory; Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota Territory. One group of photographs are misidentified at Oake Ridge Agency, Dakota Territory but most likely the Holy Rosary Mission School, also known as Red Cloud School. Some photographs, such as the ones of Gabriel Dumont and Louis Riel may have been gifts to Mallet since he had a close relationship with both men.
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