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Four Ho-Chunk People on Bridge

Date: 1911
Description: Four Ho-Chunk people crossing a bridge spanning the Black River. This photograph was taken before the flood of October 1911, when the bridge was completely...
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Ho-Chunk Women in Buffalo Dance Lodge

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Description: A group of Ho-Chunk people standing in the rear of a Buffalo Dance Lodge. The Buffalo Dance would take place in the spring, when the grass was long enough...
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Ho-Chunk Person Walking Across Snow

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Description: Winter scene with an unidentified person, probably Native American, wrapped in a blanket walking across the snow. In the background the wigwam poles (ciisu...
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Ho-Chunk and European American Group Cranberry Harvesting

Date: 1900
Description: A large group of Ho-Chunks and white people harvesting cranberries. The wooden boxes lying in the field were filled with the fruit and then shipped by rail...
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Ho-Chunk Individuals and Dog Near Ciiporoke

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Description: Three unidentified Ho-Chunk people and a dog are sitting outside of their canvas-covered ciiporoke. A summer house can be seen through the trees.
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Ho-Chunk and European American Crowd at Homecoming Powwow

Date: 1908
Description: Groups of Ho-Chunk and non-Indians gathering on the streets of Black River Falls during the 1908 Homecoming Celebration.
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Studio Portrait of Jennie Youngthunder Decorah and Annie Thunderking Lowe Lincoln

Date: 1910
Description: Full-length studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of two Ho-Chunk women, Jennie Youngthunder Decorah (PetHatChaCooWinKah) standing on the left, an...
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Ho-Chunk Girl and Boy with Smallpox

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Description: An unidentified young Ho-Chunk boy and girl with smallpox are standing outside of their home. The Ho-Chunk girl is wrapped in a shawl and is standing on th...
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Portrait of Ho-Chunk Woman and Child

Date: 1887
Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of a woman in Ho-Chunk regalia wrapped in a blanket, with a child on her back. The child is wearing a fur hat, and they are...
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Moccasin

Date: 1885
Description: Early carte-de-visite of a Ho-Chunk man identified as Moccasin. The backdrop indicates the photograph came from Charles Van Schaick’s studio, but it may ha...
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Studio Portrait of Mary Alice Johnson

Date: 1900
Description: Full-length studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk woman, Mary Alice Johnson Decorra Brown (ENooKah), posing standing in front of a painted backdrop. SHe is wearing...
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Self-Portrait of Man

Date: 1882
Description: Charles J. Van Schaick sitting on a stone balustrade in front of a painted background, ca. 1882–1885. The photograph was probably taken by one of his assis...
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Portrait of Marie Big Hawk and Her Baby

Date: 1936
Description: Studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk woman, Marie Big Hawk Whitewater, holding her baby Clyde White in her lap in front of a painted background. She has shoulder...
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Studio Portrait of George Frank Buffalohead and Sam Carley Blowsnake

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Description: Full-length studio portrait of George Frank Buffalohead (WaChoZhoNoZheeKah), sitting on a prop stone wall, and Sam Carley Blowsnake (HoChunkHaTeKah). Sam w...
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Flora Thundercloud Funmaker Bearheart

Date: 1910
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Flora Thundercloud Funmaker Bearheart (WaNekChaWinKah), daughter of Moheek Thundercloud (MaZheeWeeKah) an...
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Ho-Chunk Group in front of Werner Drugstore

Date: 1915
Description: A group of Ho-Chunk gathering in front of Werner Drugstore on Main Street. The signpost on the right side indicates that English was not the first language...
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Studio Portrait of a Ho-Chunk Man Wearing Winter Clothing

Date: 1926
Description: Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of a Ho-Chunk man posing sitting and wearing a heavy winter suit coat, scarf, and hat. The Ho-Chunk powwow g...
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Two Ho-Chunk Girls with Smallpox

Date: 1900
Description: Two unidentified young Ho-Chunk girls with smallpox are kneeling outside their lodge. Some of the Ho-Chunk suffering from smallpox were quarantined during...
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Charles J. Van Schaick Seated by Window

Date: 1942
Description: Informal portrait of Charles J. Van Schaick sitting by the window in his gallery, taken by his son Roy Van Schaick.
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Studio Portrait of Lavina Davis

Date: 1930
Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait of a young Ho-Chunk woman in short hair posed sitting and wearing modern dress in front of a painted backdrop. She is...

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