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By Michael G Johnson, Jonathan Smith

The pony tradition of the tribes of the excessive Plains of North the US lasted just some a hundred and seventy years; but in that point the sub-tribes of the Teton or Western Sioux humans imprinted a bright photo at the world's mind's eye via their fearless yet doomed struggle to guard their looking grounds from the inevitable unfold of the white guy. this article outlines the historical past, social association, faith and fabric tradition of the Santee, Yankton and Teton Sioux; infrequent early images contain graphics of a few of the nice conflict chiefs and warriors of the Plains Indian Wars, and 8 unique plates list information of Sioux conventional dress.

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15 Francis wanted more information. He asked Lehmann to talk to other anthropologists to see whether the plan was feasible, to critique its conception, amend it as needed, and comment on the projected costs. These were critical: How much would it really cost to house and feed an aboriginal family for eight months? How much would the gathering expeditions cost? Lehmann sent out letters to Putnam, Dorsey, and Boas, as well as to others suggested by McGee and Holmes. McGee noted later that all found the plan acceptable intellectually but felt that there were many logistical difficulties.

Holmes officially submitted his plan in July 1901 and both men traveled to St. Louis in August to meet with the committee. 13 Rather than rely on static dioramas, they described a representative exhibit of the world’s primitive peoples (a congress of the world’s peoples and races) arranged in assemblages of family groups. One hundred acres of land would be needed for this group, who would erect their own dwellings, conduct games and ceremonies, and make appropriate tools and art. The central portion was to be an island, on which the ruins of a Mayan temple would be reproduced at one end and the great mound of Cahokia (the real mounds were located across the Mississippi River from St.

The major exhibition buildings fanned out on either side of the cascades (fig. 4), and this area was referred to as the Main Picture. The twenty-four-acre Palace of Agriculture, the horticulture and forestry palaces, foreign pavilions, an athletic field, a stadium, and an aeronautic con- Organizing the Louisiana Purchase Exposition | 17 Fig. 2. Plan map of exposition. Map by Charles Sternberg. Fig. 3. Natives participate in the transportation parade in the Grand Basin. Library of Congress, lc 10901, 3245.

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