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This photographic print, dated November 1, 1946, depicts a Nishu day school of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people before the relocation of Nishu, Elbowoods, and other reservation towns due to the construction of the Garrison Dam. The photo shows several buildings separated by fences. To the left appears to be 3-4 houses with sheds or storage buildings. To the far left in the distant background, there is a car. In the middle of the photo is a large building that appears to be the school. There may be an American flag flying out front. To the right of the photo is another house. In the foreground there are several children on a small stair that bridges a fence. In front of the fence, on the other side of a rode, is a sign that reads “No. 24.” The text under the photo reads, “Nishu Day School; Present Lands."
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: 45640845; Local Identifier: 75-FB-188.
Digital file courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/45640845#.YhvajiZ68Cw.link
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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: Nishu Day School, 1946, photograph, US Government Documents Related to Indigenous Nations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, https://commons.und.edu/indigenous-gov-docs/85/
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