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Promotional portrait of the baritone Wesley L. Robertson or Ish-ti-opi (1918-1968), wearing a large feather headdress with beaded headband with swastika design and ermine drops, Navajo necklace, bracelets, rings, beaded or embroidered breech cloth, woven or beaded sash with long woven trailers, beaded or embroidered apron, beaded or embroidered strips on his leggings, beaded moccasins, a blanket with ribbon and feather trim. He holds a drum with feather decoration and a drumstick. He appears to be posed next to a large metal storage tank

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1930-1950

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

8 x 10 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Choctaw, Native Americans, North America, Oklahoma Choctaw, Southeast, Southeastern Uplands

City:

New York City

State:

New York

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Presented to George Heye by Wesley Robertson at an unknown date.

Source ID:

NMAI_312118

Catalog Number:

P13660

Album Name:

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