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Jesse H. Bratley image

Jesse H. Bratley was born in Brown Town, Wisconsin in 1867. In 1893 he joined the Government Service to be a teacher. Over the next ten years he taught or presided at schools on several Indian Reservations, In the 1890s, Bratley introduced sub-irrigation methods, blacksmithing, and other life skills. He took numerous photographs of the Sioux Indians while he taught at the Rosebud Reservation and other Indian day schools.  Volunteer Max Miller scanned this 5 x 7 dry plate glass negative taken 1895-1899 in South Dakota on the Rosebud Reservation.

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Catalog # Br61-266.N    Young Sioux male with rifle and feather headdress


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