a fourth-year history major in the College, Danny Lyon,
AB’63, was one of two students in Custer and the Little
Big Horn, taught by English professor Norman Maclean, PhD’40.
Now Lyon has published photographs of that battlefield and
18 other western Indian reservations, with an introduction
by Larry McMurty, in Indian Nations: Pictures of American
Indian Reservations in the Western United States (Twin
Palms Publishers, 2002).
Lyon has been a documentary photographer
since 1963—when he joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee to photograph the U.S. civil-rights movement.
A filmmaker and writer as well as a photographer, he has
received two Guggenheim fellowships and has had one-person
exhibits at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New
York and the Art Institute of Chicago. Lyon’s award-winning
photographic works include The Bikeriders and Conversations
with the Dead.
Tipi Poles, Lame Deer, Montana, 1999 (Northern Cheyenne