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Sample Collections

Three Women

The Center for Western Studies collects and preserves historical and cultural records of the Northern Plains. Here is a sampling of the collections we maintain. The four documents are transcribed for visual clarity and each includes a context note.

 

Documents

"Indian Concerns Sunday" Sermon by Social and Native American Activist Paul Boe (1981)

Letter by Missionary William Cleveland Detailing the Death of Crazy Horse (1877)

Letter from A.B.C.F.M. Missionary Stephen Riggs (1838)

Telegram to Nellie Zabel Willhite, South Dakota's First Woman Pilot (1942)

Photographs

Germans from Russia Farm Hands (early 1900s)

CCC Boxing Team, Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota (1930s)

Pictured above are three women in the Black Hills,
circa 1900, taken by Frank Farrar.