Opening Shot – The Dead of Winter

The Dead of Winter

According to the National Park Service, either Northwestern Photographic Company owner George E. Trager of Chadron, Nebraska, or his employee, Clarence G. Moorledge of Pine Ridge Agency, had an Indian Infantry Company in winter uniforms pause from their training—possibly as Indian police—to have their photo taken in the winter of 1890. Moorledge later became the first photographer to document the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre, December 29, 1890.

– Photo Courtesy of the National Park Service, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, LIBI_00312_1095

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