General Grant and Party at Fort Sanders, Summer of '68
10 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.4 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
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"No 28 [28 is crossed out] 37 Gen Grant & Party at Fort Sanders Summer of /68" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

No 37 Gen Grant & Party at Fort Sanders Summer of '68 (Scratched on negative). Close up view of 69.459.1873. Negative number is 37a for this image.

"This group traveled West to sign the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868 with the Souix and the Arapahoe tribes. The treaty ended what was known as Red Cloud's War and gave the tribes all the land in present-day South Dakota west of the Missouri River. After the treaty signing, these dignitaries went to Fort Sanders, at least in part, to settle a dispute between the chief engineer, Grenville Dodge, and the vice-president of the railroad, Thomas Durant. Grenville Dodge is framed in the doorway and Thomas Durant is sitting on the gate looking over the shoulder of General W.S. Harney (tophat and white beard on right). Others pictured (from left): Sidney Dillon, General Phillip Sheridan (front), Mrs. J.H. Potter, Federick Dent, Mrs. John Gibbon, General John Gibbon, the Gibbon children, General William T. Sherman, and General Joseph H. Potter (far right). Source of remarks from Maury Klein, Union Pacific (Garden City: Doubleday, 1987), 88, 164 and others." Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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