Throwback Thursday: Group of Sioux in War Paint

Happy #ThrowbackThursday from Nebraska Memories!

This week’s image features a group of Sioux Indian men and women dressed in native costume. This was taken by J. A. Anderson at the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation, which is located about nine miles north of Valentine, Nebraska.

This black and white photograph is published and owned by History Nebraska. This collection features digitized content from John Nelson and J. A. Anderson. John A. Anderson was born in Sweden in 1869. He came to Nebraska with his parents and settled in Cherry County. He worked as a civilian photographer for the army at Fort Niobrara and later worked as a clerk at the Rosebud Reservation trading post.

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