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This photographic print, dated 1942, depicts an ample display of harvested fruits and vegetables lined up on shelves. On the top, center shelf are two small American flags with a sign that reads “Elbowoods” behind them. The shelves are decorated with 4-H clover leaves. The top shelves are lined with jarred canned goods. At the bottom of the display, on the floor, there are several large pumpkins and gourds. The jars and the different types of food displayed appear to have labels, but they are unreadable in the photograph.
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: 285322; NAIL Control Number: NRE-75-FB(PHO)-383.
Digital file courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/285322#.YgF52zyLYi4.link
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Elbowoods, food, 4-H, gardening, before the flood, photograph, photo, picture
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, 4-H, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior
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United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Elbowoods 4-H Food Display, 1942, photograph, US Government Documents Related to Indigenous Nations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/7/
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