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Title D. F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians
Photographer Barry, David Francis (1854-1934)
Date
Document Type Photograph
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Studio portraits of Hunkpapa chiefs Crow King, Gall, Sitting Bull, and Rain in the Face, as well as Standing Holy (Sitting Bull’s daughter), Shooting Star (identified as a Sioux squaw), and D.F. Barry with Rain in the Face. The images were taken at Fort Buford in 1881, at Bismarck in 1885, and possibly elsewhere in the Dakota Territory, but most of them were printed from the negatives and sold from Barry’s Superior, Wisconsin, studio in the 1890’s or later.
Names Crow King; Gall (c.1840-1894); Rain in the Face (c.1835-1905); Shooting Star; Sitting Bull (1831-1890); Standing Holy; Brotherton, Major
Places Fort Buford, Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Keywords observation, portrait, fort, chief, custom, dress, buffalo, Battle of the Little Bighorn, Lewis and Clark expedition
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information Barry was a photographer of Bismarck, Dakota Territory and North Dakota, and Superior, Wisconsin. Born in Honeoye Falls, N.Y., in 1854, D.F. Barry learned photography from O.S. Goff when Goff was an itinerant photographer operating from Portage, Wisconsin. In 1878, Goff took on Barry as his assistant and Barry managed his studio in Bismarck while Goff toured and photographed plains forts. In 1880 Barry set up a mobile gallery at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, and later travelled to many forts, capturing Indians in both portraits and natural settings. By 1884, Barry had purchased Goff’s Bismarck studio including Goff’s own negatives, which Barry later marketed as his own. Barry moved his studio to Superior, Wisconsin, in 1890, and with the exception of one year when he opened a studio in New York City, he remained in Superior until his death in 1934.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Photographs Box 92: Teton and Siouan Indians, D.F.Barry
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue