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The Laboratory-War Zone: Natural Knowledge and Frontier Violence in the American West

The “Skull of [a] Medicine Man” sits among 728 photographs in William Henry Jackson’s Descriptive Catalogue of the United States Geological Survey of the Territories produced between 1869 and 1873. This seemingly unremarkable catalog listing obscures a disturbing reality – … Continue reading

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