Series 8: Special Formats, 1909-1953. Subseries 8A: Photographs, 1909–1953. Box no. 62, Folder no. 758, Item no. 1580, Folder title: South Dakota Indians; Group title: Rapid City, S.D.
Indian women; Children; Mobile homes; Women; Indian children; Rapid City (S.D.); South Dakota; Rencountre, Estelle Frazier; Gonzalez, Bernice Rencountre
1949 October 26
3 3/8" x 5 3/4"
Recto annotation: 2., 1.
Verso annotation: October 26, 1949. This picture conveys living conditions and is a typical one in Rapid City, South Dakota. No. 1 is Mrs. Estelle Frazier Rencountre, daughter of the late Rev. Charles Frazier a Congregational Minister of the Santee Tr ibe of the Sioux Nation. No. 2 is Estelle’s daughter Mrs. Bernice Rencountre Gonzalez. The little tots are their children. Twenty dollars a month is what they pay for rent for these shacks. They are not worth fifty cents a month. Their lawns are saw dust. Their remark: “We live this way and it is hard, but our children will finish schooling some day and we can live differently.” The two in the picture are Episcopalians. Levi M. Rouillard.