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This photographic print, dated November 1, 1946 depicts school buildings of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people before relocation of Nishu, Elbowoods, and other reservation towns due to the construction of the Garrison Dam. This is a street view of three buildings situated in an “L” around a large courtyard. The courtyard contains some fencing, several small trees, and playground equipment. There are children playing on the equipment. There is one adult in the photo. There is a car parked in the background to the left of the photo. An American flag flies from the building on the far right. In the foreground on the right is a sign that reads, “No. 37.”
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: 4561525; Local Identifier: 75-FB-197.
Digital file courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/45640864#.YhvZiKIevBc.link
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, school, playground, American flag, car, present lands, before flood, photograph, photo, picture
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Department of the Interior
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United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Present Lands: School Building #37, 1946, US Government Documents Related to Indigenous Nations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/84/.
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