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This photographic print, dated 1952, depicts some construction equipment in a muddy area that’s crisscrossed with tire tracks. A truck sits in the center of the photo, a distance from the muddy area. The photo is taken from above. The landscape is treeless with rolling hills. The text at the bottom of the photo reads, “Enterprise Equipment at work; This is the first job of the Tribal SMC Enterprise. It is a stock dam being built by Martin Cross, Chairman of the Tribal Council. A number is written at the bottom of the photo: 341-52-67.
Original print housed at the National Archives Catalogue in Kansas City, Missouri in the “Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs” group. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation are noted as “subjects represented” in the collection. National Archives identifier number: 45641507; local identifier: 75-FB-579.
Digital file courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/45641507#.YgG6PC9NT7U.link
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, SMC Enterprise, stock, dam, construction, equipment, photograph, photo, picture
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Bureau of Indian Affairs, SMC Enterprise, US Department of the Interior
American Politics | Indigenous, Indian, and Aboriginal Law | Indigenous Studies | Law and Politics | Native American Studies | United States History
United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Enterprise Equipment at Work, 1952, photograph, US Government Documents Related to Indigenous Nations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/35/
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