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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