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Studio portrait of the wife of Sinte Gleska (Spotted Tail), wearing traditional clothing, including a dress with an elaborately beaded yoke, dentalium shell earrings and necklace, and silver bracelets.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1872-1872

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

4.5 x 6 in.

Cultures:

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

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 further collection history available.

Source ID:

NMAI_307839

Catalog Number:

P17920

Album Name:

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