Photographs of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
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- Photographs of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota
- Willis, John, 1957-
- Published / Created
Photographs created by John Willis of individuals and events that document life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, 2009, and related material
Many images document the Yellow Bull family and their home in Pine Ridge. Several images depict Andrea Reddest and Duane Reddest, as well as the Reddest family home and land at Lost Dog Creek. Other portraits include Ashley Bull Man, Gwen Bull Man, Sarah Ghostman, Karen Weasel Bear, John Swallow, and David Swallow, Jr. Portraits of unidentified individuals include residents of a housing development in Kyle, as well as a man inside a restaurant in Kadoka
Images of built landscapes include a housing development in Wanblee, a cemetery in Yellow Bear Canyon, and the Badlands National Park during the winter. Images of structures at Potato Creek, near Interior, South Dakota, include powwow grounds and the Potato Creek Episcopal Church. There is also a view of KILI Radio at Porcupine Butte. A group of photographs depicts interior views of the Stroppel Inn and Main Street in Midland
Many photographs depict roads and highways in the vicinity of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Panoramas in the collection include views of Wanblee, Badlands National Park, and Yellow Bear Canyon. Several of the panoramas are collages with historic images
The collection includes a draft dummy volume for Views from the Rez (University of Chicago Press, 2010) which consists of photographs by Willis of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and the region, which he compiled March 2009. The volume also contains an essay by Kent Nerburn, as well as poetry and observations by Oglala Indians
Two audio compact disks, Heartbeat of the Rez, consist of recordings in Lakota and English of spoken word, traditional songs, and contemporary music
John Willis is a documentary photographer and an instructor of photography at Marlboro College in Marlboro, Vermont.
Title devised by cataloger.
In 7 boxes.
Photographs signed by the photographer on verso with accompanying manuscript captions.
75 prints : 50.8 x 61.0 cm.
5 prints : 38.1 x 266.7 cm. and smaller.
2 sound discs : 4 3/4 in.
1 32 cm. v. (184 p.) :
- Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- Call Number
- WA Photos Folio 74
- Container / Volume
- Box 7 (Panorama Portfolio)
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- inkjet, color ;, digital, stereo. ;, and ill. ;
- Subject (Geographic)
Badlands National Park (S.D.)
Lost Dog Creek (S.D.)
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Yellow Bear Canyon (S.D.)
- Subject (Name)
Willis, John, 1957-
Yellow Bull, Delores
- Subject (Topic)
Indians of North America
Willis, John, 1957-
Yellow Bull, Delores > Pictorial works
Stroppel Inn > Pictorial works
Indians of North America > Pictorial works
Indians of North America > Portraits
Oglala Indians > Pictorial works
Public housing > United States > Pictorial works
Badlands National Park (S.D.) > Pictorial works
Kyle (S.D.) > Pictorial works
Lost Dog Creek (S.D.) > Pictorial works
Midland (S.D.) > Pictorial works
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) > Pictorial works
Yellow Bear Canyon (S.D.) > Pictorial works
South Dakota > Pictorial works
Wanblee (S.D.) > Pictorial works
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- John Willis, Photographs of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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