Photographs of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Mexican-American Border Region
Description of Photographs
Images at South Dakota principally relate to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation including the communities of Batesland, Kyle, Pine Ridge, Potato Creek, and Sharps Corner as well as other sites at South Dakota including the Black Hills, Interior, Manderson, Pierre, and Rapid City.
Events documented at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation include a fireworks celebration for the Fourth of July and a prairie fire at Pine Ridge, an automobile show at Kyle, and a powwow at Batesland. Portraits of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents include Duane Reddest, Emma Waters, Kathy Waters, and Thomas C. Casey, also known as Crash. Images at Pierre consist of interior views of the South Dakota State Capitol.
Images at the Mexican-American Border Region includes views of immigrants and settlements at Ambos Nogales (Spanish for "both Nogales"), which encompasses the two adjoining border cities of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, as well as Boquillas del Carmen in Mexico and Big Bend National Park and Terlingua in Texas. A group of images document floral tributes to victims of a mass shooting on August 3, 2019, which were left at the site of the tragedy at the Cielo Vista Walmart in El Paso, Texas.
Images at North Dakota include a view of Lake Oahe as well as views of former camp sites near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and at the eastern edge of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation for activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
Images at Nebraska document the site of the Whiteclay Makerspace, a planned community workspace in a repurposed liquor store at Whiteclay as well as a view of a Family Dollar store.
- Willis, John, 1957- (Photographer)
Conditions Governing Access
Immediate Source of Acquisition
6 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
John Willis (born 1957)
Many discrete images share the same title throughout the collection.
Titled, signed, and dated by the photographer on versos of prints.
Titles in this guide are from the inscriptions by the photographer on versos of prints.
Each folder in the collection contains a single inkjet print.
- Arizona -- Pictorial works
- Batesland (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Big Bend National Park (Tex.) -- Pictorial works
- Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- Pictorial works
- Dakota Access Pipeline -- Pictorial works
- El Paso (Tex.) -- Pictorial works
- Fourth of July -- South Dakota -- Pine Ridge -- Pictorial works
- Immigrants -- Mexican-American Border Region -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- Pictorial works
- Indians of North America -- Portraits
- Inkjet prints
- Interior (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Kyle (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Manderson (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Mexican-American Border Region -- Pictorial works
- Mexico -- Pictorial works
- Nebraska -- Pictorial works
- North Dakota -- Pictorial works
- Oahe, Lake (S.D. and N.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Photographic prints
- Pierre (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Pine Ridge (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Potato Creek (S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Protest camps -- North Dakota -- Pictorial works
- South Dakota -- Pictorial works
- Standing Rock Indian Reservation (N.D. and S.D.) -- Pictorial works
- Texas -- Pictorial works
- John Willis, Photographs of Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Mexican-American Border Region
- by Matthew Daniel Mason
- April 2021
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