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The J.E. Jones Photographic Collection

 J. E. Jones images document the Sioux Indians at the Cheyenne River Agency in South Dakota, the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre Indians at the Fort Belknap Agency in Montana, and the Western Apache Indians at the San Carlos Agency in Arizona. The photographs show both the natural and built landscape of the agencies, but the primary focus of the collection is the lifeways and material culture of Apache, Assiniboine, Gros Ventre, and Sioux Indians. Below are just a few of the items in the collection. Please also view the Guide to the J.E. Jones Photographic Album.

Cheyenne River Agency, S. Dak., ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.02

Prospector’s outfit, San Carlos, ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.05

Apache [woman] [Young Apache woman, dress, shawl, silver jewelry, facial painting], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.11

Apache home scene [Apache family group, one-bow Apache fiddle, woven baskets], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.17

Apache Indians [Group of Apache Indians gambling, Model 1890 Remington Single-Action Army revolvers], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.18

Apache police [16 Apache police officers pose in front of the jail, badges, Springfield rifles], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.19

Grosventre Camp [Four Gros Ventre Indians, including on policeman, in front of tipi], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.27

Assiniboin Indians [Assiniboine Indian medicine dance tent with American flags], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.28

Assiniboin Fools’ dance, Fort Belknap [Masked Assiniboine dancers], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.34

Assiniboin Medicine dance, Fort Belknap [Tent interior with dancers and observers], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.35

George Rustler, Assiniboin, Fort Belknap [Assiniboine man, flag, peace pipe, feather fan, badge], ca. 1904
J.E. Jones Photographic Album
2004.165.43

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