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    Photograph of Fort Berthold Peace Treaty Signing, 1870. This wonderful stereoview, measuring 7" x 3.5", by photographer Stanley J. Morrow of Yankton, Dakota Territory, captures the signing of a treaty of peace between the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara people of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation and the Sioux. The Indians are pictured sitting around a table with several white men. Other men, both Indian and white, are seen loitering in the background near a fortified gate. A pencil inscription at the lower edge reads: "Signing a Treaty of Peace; July 11, 1870, at Ft. Berthold D. T." From the series "Photographic Gems of the Great North-West." Photographs have very light scratching in places and some very minor chipping to the edges.

    Stanley J. Morrow (1843-1921) joined the 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry as a drummer in the first year of the Civil War. After a transfer to the Veteran Reserve in Maryland, he served as an assistant to Matthew Brady and learned the art of photography, particularly the wet plate process, from him. He moved to the Dakota Territory in 1868, settling in Yankton where he opened a studio. Between 1868 and 1881, Morrow dedicated himself to photographing as many of the Dakota Territory Indians as he could, and his list of stereoviews is extensive.


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