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Arapaho and Cheyenne delegation studio portrait. Seated, L to R, front row: Bob-Tail (Waun) (Cheyenne); Big Horse (Mohinukmahait) (Cheyenne); Left Hand (Nawat) (Arapaho); Little Raven (Ohaste) (head chief, Arapaho); Yellow Bear (Arapaho). Back row, L to R: Man-on-a-Cloud (Cheyenne), Mad Wolf (Cheyenne), Interpreter Robert Bent, Agent John Miles, and unidentified man. The men wear traditional dress or a combination of European and traditional clothing. Several of the men hold items in their hands, including a fan, pipe, and bow and arrow.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian

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15 x 18.25 in.


American Indians, Central Plains, Inunaina (Arapaho), Native Americans, Non-Indian, North America, Northern Plains, Northern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), Plains, Southern Inunaina (Arapaho), Southern Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne), Tsitsistas/Suhtai (Cheyenne)


Washington, DC


District of Columbia



Collection History:

Charles M. Bell began his career as a professional photographer in his family's studio in 1860. By 1873, he had opened his own studio in Washington, DC, and, until 1909, spent much of his time photographing members of Native delegations visiting the U.S. Capitol and similar work for the Department of the Interior and the Smithsonian Institution's Bureau of American Ethnology. No other collection history available.

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