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Historic Photographs of the Rosebud Reservation Exhibited in Lied Gallery

Historic Photographs of the Rosebud Reservation Exhibited in Lied Gallery

"Rosebud Sioux – A Lakota People in Transition," photographs by John Anderson and contemporary photographers of the Sicangu Lakota people on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota (1885-2001) will open in Creighton's Lied Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 30, with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The exhibit continues through Sunday, November 26. Special gallery hours for this exhibit are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (including weekends). There is no admission charge to the Lied Art Gallery.

There will be a special reception featuring Claes Jacobson and Eva Anderson of Stockholm, Sweden, and Bryant High Horse of Rapid City, S.D., on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jacobson published the 2004 book Rosebud Sioux: A Lakota People in Transition and is a Swedish photo historian, researcher and member of the Swedish Pioneer Historical Society. Anderson is a Swedish arts and crafts expert and exhibit designer. High Horse is the great-grandson of one of the subjects of John Anderson’s early photographs.

A closing celebration for the exhibit will be held on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Creighton's Lied Education Center for the Arts (on the mainstage and in the Lied Gallery). This event will feature national champion hoop dancer and Lakota flutist Kevin Locke. For more information on the closing ceremony, visit

John Anderson (1869–1948) lived on the Rosebud Reservation for over 40 years. Born in Sweden, his family moved to Pennsylvania then homesteaded in Cherry County, Neb. As a young man, Anderson apprenticed himself to a photographer at Fort Niobrara and served as the official government photographer for the Crook Treaty Commission. In 1891, he began working at Jordan’s Trading Post on the Rosebud Reservation. In addition to being an accomplished photographer, Anderson was well known as a humanitarian, helping the Lakota people though the many hard times in the early part of the 20th Century. He retired to Canada, where he died in 1948.

The Lied Art Gallery is located on the main floor of Creighton's Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass streets. Visitor parking is located west of the building and is accessed from Cass Street. Additional visitor parking is available on the weekends and after 5 p.m. on the top level of the new 24th Street parking structure.

Posted: 9/21/06

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