James Willard Schultz was an Easterner who went west to Fort Benton, Montana Territory in 1877. At the age of 18, he became fascinated with the lives and ways of American Indians and he lived with the Blackfeet Indians for many years. To earn a living, he wrote books and articles about his experiences, and he also took many photographs. The University of Montana has digitized over 500 of these unique photographs for consideration by the general public. On the site, visitors can browse the collection by keyword, date, or title. The site includes a brief overview of Schultz's life, and visitors may wish to start by looking through his photos of the Arapaho tribe. It is a mesmerizing collection, and one that can be appreciated by historians and others interested in the interactions between American Indians and others.


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