Bird Lying Down
One of the men in this photograph is named Bird Lying Down. He attended the Fort Berthold Fair in 1914. Note that his clothing is traditional and in the style of an important occasion. This image is from Set 4: Fort Berthold Indian Affair 1911.
Early farm workers often remarked on the size of the wheat fields and the absence of tree stumps and other obstacles which often slowed the work of farming in eastern states. These wheat shocks await gathering for threshing. This image is from Set 2: Pioneer Farms.
Farms in eastern North Dakota were often isolated and lacked shade trees. The style of the house, however, suggests the occupants had found a level of financial security in wheat farming. This image is from Set 2: Pioneer Farms.
In 1923, after full woman suffrage was granted to all women citizens of the United States, Burleigh County impaneled an all-woman jury. These women were required to go to the court house and declare their intention to serve on a jury. Otherwise, women voters were excluded from jury duty. Some of the women in the photo of this rare event, were among the leading women of Bismarck and Burleigh County. The bailiff, Linnie Hedstrom, is the wife of Sheriff Albin Hedstrom and daughter of Linda…