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Chief Joseph Nez Perces  "1879"

Detail of full length studio portrait of In Mut Too Yah Lat Lat or Chief Joseph, wearing blanket coat decorated with fur pelts, holding a blanket over his arm, multiple necklaces, decorated drop in hair, beaded or quilled moccasins and leggings.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1879-1879

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

6 x 8 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Native Americans, Nimi'ipuu (Nez Perce), North America, Plateau, Plateau (no sub-culture area)

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_321419

Catalog Number:

P04410

Album Name:

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