Wounded Knee Massacre, Photograph of Survivors and Soldiers Inside Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Pine Ridge, SD
Albumen boudoir card with imprint of Northwestern Photographic Company, Chadron, NE on verso, which acquired the negative from George Trager. An untitled, interior view of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Pine Ridge Agency, SD, which served as a hospital for some of the survivors brought back by the US Army from Wounded Knee. The photograph shows a Sioux man standing among several army corps men, with wounded Indians resting on the hay-covered church floor in the background. Although taken in January 1891, the church walls are still adorned with Christmas garlands.
Image has lightened, uneven toning along lower margin of photograph. Light corner and edgewear to mount, with bumped corners.