This series contains 41 negatives that depict a group exploring the Black Hills region of South Dakota. The photographs were shot by amateur photographer John M. Kauffmann around June 1955. Kauffmann was accompanying his friend- a National Geographic photographer- Bates Littlehales, who was on assignment to illustrate an article about the Black Hills of South Dakota. The article was authored by Leland Case.
The photographs include depictions of Leland Case, possibly Bates Littlehales, and other unidentified people on horseback; exploring landscapes and caves; and looking at tree rings. The photographs also depict the group exploring Bear Butte in South Dakota.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); John M. Kauffmann photographs of Dewey Beard, image #, NMAI.AC.225; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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