Lonny M., a retired engineer from Denver, brought a superb record of this period to the Denver Roadshow event in July 2009. Originally the property of Henry Sayles Kilbourne, a military doctor who'd been posted at Fort Sill upon its founding, Lonny's collection includes typewritten chapters from Kilbourne's memoir of his experiences in the Indian territory; his pencil sketches of life on the Plains; and a number of albumen-paper prints of photographs taken by Will Soule, the preeminent post-war photographer of the Plains Indians.
What a great link. I really enjoyed Kilbourne's narrative. And his drawings, especially the buffalo are beautiful to look at. It could almost be the inspiration for the drawings and narrative in the Costner movie "Dances With Wolves"