|Creator:||Fiske, Frank Bennett, 1883-1952 Stemmens, Red. Frank Fiske and western photography Vyzralek, Frank. Frank Bennett Fiske Argentum Photographic Services North Dakota Heritage Foundation|
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In 2 boxes; box 1 digitized in its entirety.
Titles on cards mounted on cases: Portfolio I, Portfolio II. The Portfolio I card includes a reproduction of the image of Kicks Iron. The Portfolio I card includes a reproduction of the image of an unidentified man posed standing.
Portraits originally created by Frank Bennett Fiske, primarily of Lakota (Teton) Indians, ca. 1895-1930. Most of the images were created at his photographic studio at Fort Yates, North Dakota, and most of the Lakota people in the images lived on the Standing Rock Agency. The photographic prints in these portfolios were printed from original and copy negatives by Argentum Photographic Services, Seattle, Washington, under the auspices of the North Dakota Heritage Society from original photographs in the Frank Fiske Photograph Collection of the State Historical Society of North Dakota,1983.
Lakota men portrayed include Black Bear, Gray Hawk, Iron Star, Kicks Iron, Kicks the Iron, One Bull, Rain in the Face, Red Fish, Red Fox, Sharp Horn Bull, White Bear, and Yellow Hawk. Studio portraits of Joe No Heart show him wearing traditional regalia in one and wearing contemporary clothing and a police badge in another. An additional studio portrait depicts Fiske as a child, holding a rifle, dressed in a fringed buckskin jacket and pants.
Group portraits of Lakota men include two Lakota men identified as wranglers, and an image of two Lakota men holding the outstretched wings of a dead golden eagle, with a man holding a rifle identified as Herbert Keeps Eagle. An additional studio portrait of nine unidentified men consists of three Lakota men and six white men in clerical dress, identified as priests at the mission.
Studio portraits of Lakota girls and women include Mrs. Chasing Bear, Mrs. Jack Treetop, a girl from the Dunn family, and Mrs. Twin and her daughter.
Studio portraits of Lakota families include Paul Brave, his wife and their daughter; Red Fish and his daughters; and a family consisting of a man and two women with one of the women holding a coyote pup.
Exterior portraits of Lakota men consist of an image of White Bull posed standing in a meadow holding a calumet, and an image of a man posed standing, wearing a feather headdress, and holding a bow, beaded quiver, and lance. An exterior view shows two council tipis decorated with depictions of horses.
Accompanying leaflets consist of essays, "Frank Bennett Fiske," by Frank Vyzralek, and "Frank Fiske and Western Photography," by Rod Stemmens.
2 portfolios (30 photographic prints) : b&w ; 43 x 36 cm.
2 leaflets ; 43 cm.
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