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Copyright 1898 F.A. Rinehart, Chief American Horse and Wife - Sioux - No. 1004  "1898"

Studio portrait of Chief Washi-ta-tonga or American Horse and his wife in traditional clothing. He wears a beaded and fringed hide shirt, feather headdress with beaded headband, beaded leggings and moccasins, and holds a beaded bag, feather fan, and pipe; she wears a cotton cloth dress, beaded leggings moccasins, belt drop with metal medallions, elaborate bone hairpipe breastplate, and is wrapped in a Navajo blanket. Photographed at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, 1898.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1898-1898

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

7 x 9 in.

Cultures:

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

City:

Omaha

County:

Douglas County

State:

Nebraska

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition.

Source ID:

NMAI_315991

Catalog Number:

P09885

Album Name:

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