Culture and clothing are synonymous in many parts of the world, and the Old West was no different.
Here we see a young Sioux woman wearing a special ceremonial dress for a specific occasion. Most of these Native American tribes have their own taste when it comes to clothing and garments, which is why other tribes could pick them out from a distance.
The Peace Commission
This is a photo of the Dodge City Peace Commission back in June of 1883.
The city was known for being a lawless town until Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson formed the Peace Commission to help maintain security and the order of things.
The Gold Rush
Here we see a group of Gold Rush prospectors posing with their gear and a horse before they go out to the site and search for their riches.
The photo was taken in 1867 in the Northwest U.S.
The Crow Indians
In this photo, we see eight Crow Indians on horseback, silhouetted by the rising sun behind them in 1908.
This image was taken in Montana. These Indians were known to live in large areas around the Yellowstone River, which consisted of modern-day Wyoming, Montana, and North Dakota.
The Land Rushes
In this 1900’s image, we see a man on his horse while waving his hat. Back then, groups would race to claim the land they were interested in, which were often referred to as land rushes.
Sometimes, as many as 50,000 people participated in these races just to get a chunk of the land for themselves. Now, that’s competitive.