Montana’s Northern Cheyennes and the Sioux of South Dakota in the early twentieth century are the subjects of Julia Tuell’s little-known photographic legacy. Through her camera lens, Tuell recorded details she must have known would someday be valued. She was sixteen in 1901 when she married forty-three-year-old teacher P. V. Tuell. The couple headed west, where P. V. had a job teaching Indian children.
|Julia Tuell photographing tipi ribs. At the time this photo was taken, she was three weeks short of delivering her third child.|
Photo from Women and Warriors of the Plains by Dan Aadland
|Tuell hand colored this photo of Northern Cheyenne children.|
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
From Montana Moments: History on the Go