This collection mainly shows people involved in and the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre from 1890 to 1891, including
Buffalo Bill, Captain Frank Dwight Baldwin, General Nelson Appleton Miles, and Chief Kicking Bear. Other images include nature
scenes in the mid-Western United States and portraits of Florence Barclay Hyatt’s extended family members.
Florence Barclay Hyatt was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1865; her mother had been a Union nurse while her father had been
a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. In 1876, Florence’s family moved to the Dakota Territory; one of the first
bits of news that greeted them here was of the Custer Massacre, and Florence remembered watching personally the soldiers calling
on Mrs. Custer to inform her of the tragedy.
Later in life, Florence married Wellington Barrington Hyatt, whose father was Aaron Hyatt, a well known Civil War gunsmith.
The Hyatts had a son whom they named Ray Hyatt.
Relocating seemed to be a way of life for Florence. Throughout the years, she had lived in Bismarck, North Dakota; Chadron,
Nebraska; Savanna, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington.
50 items total: 22 photographs; 21 tintypes; 6 card photographs; 1 daguerreotype. Photographs 15 x 20 cm. (6 x 8 in.) and
smaller. See itemized list under “Additional collection guides.”
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