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Red Cloud Delegation - Dakotas  "May-June 1880"

Group studio portrait of Sioux delegation of 1880; from L: Red Dog, Little Wound, John Bridgeman (interpreter), Chief Mahpina Luta or Red Cloud, Chief Washi-ta-tonga or American Horse, and Red Shirt. They wear a mix of traditional and European-style clothing, and hold various canes, pipes, pipe tomahawks, and beaded pipe bags

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1880-1880

Materials:

Techniques:

Dimensions:

14.5 x 17.75 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Central Plains, Lakota (Teton/Western Sioux), Native Americans, Non-Indian, 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_322185

Catalog Number:

P03589

Album Name:

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