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Mandan Dirt House
  • unknown Numakiki (Mandan) maker
  • Mandan Dirt House, 1896–1918
  • Where object was made: South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print?
  • Object Height/Width: 12.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7623

The black and white image is of a mounded dirt structure. Two men stand and a third is seated on a chair in front of the door. The image is circumscribed and there is handwritten text below that reads:
Mandan dirt house
Barker Bros. Pierre, S.D.