Louis Firetail in History Class

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Title

Louis Firetail in History Class

Description

Louis Firetail (Sioux, Crow Creek), wearing tribal clothing, poses in an American history class at the Hampton Institute sometime around 1899 or 1900. Hampton was chartered in 1870 as a land grant school and exclusively served African Americans until 1878, when it accepted its first American Indian students, most of whom were from the western United States.

The photographer, Frances Benjamin "Fannie" Johnston (1864–1952) was a native of Grafton, West Virginia, and one of the earliest female American photographers.

Creator

Frances Benjamin Johnston

Date Created

ca. 1899–1900

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Format

Photographic print

Coverage

Hampton