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306  "May 1872"

Profile studio portrait of the man Si-ha-tan-ka or Big Foot in partial Native clothing, seated in fringed posing chair, wrapped in blanket with quilled or beaded blanket strip; wrapped braids; wearing large metal cross

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1872-1872

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

4 x 6.5 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Plains, Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), Minneconjou Lakota (Minniconjou Sioux), Native Americans, North America, Plains

City:

Washington, DC

State:

District of Columbia

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Alexander Gardner emigrated to the US in 1856 and began work with photographer Mathew Brady, eventually managing Brady's Washington, DC studio through 1862. In 1872, the Office of Indian Affairs contracted Gardner to photograph the American Indian delegates to Washington, D.C. These images, representing nineteen tribes, were then compiled by English collector William Henry Blackmore into ten albums and exhibited at the Smithsonian. The original negatives were eventually transferred to the Bureau of American Ethnology and then the Smithsonian Institution. No other collection history information available.

Source ID:

NMAI_321558

Catalog Number:

P04162

Album Name:

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