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Red Cloud - Dakota  "May-June 1880"

Seated studio portrait of Chief Mahpina Luta or Red Cloud (1822-1909), wearing a fringed and beaded hide shirt with hair locks (a studio prop?), bone hairpipe breastplate, feather in hair, and holding a metal-topped cane.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1880-1880

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

12.25 x 15 in.

Cultures:

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

City:

Washington, DC

State:

District of Columbia

Country:

USA

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 information available.

Source ID:

NMAI_322268

Catalog Number:

P03586

Album Name:

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