Camp at Pine Ridge Dec. 22 1873 Departure of the Dog Trains


Debarking on a frigid winter journey across South Dakota.

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This interesting view shows a group of dog sled teams departing the Indian Agency at Pine Ridge, South Dakota; today part of the Native American Reservation of the same name. Mules pull sleighs filled with animal fodder while tightly bundled men, presumably from a U.S. Cavalry detachment, wield whips and trudge around in snowshoes. The agency was in its infancy in the early 1870s, and it’s possible the scene depicts a military excursion to pacify nearby tribes.


Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1875

Author: T. Sinclair & Son

Sheet Width (in): 11.5

Sheet Height (in): 9

Condition: A

Condition Description: Color lithographed view with light wear and toning around the outer edges, including a ragged upper (binding) edge. Very good to near fine overall.


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