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Alchise - Apache  "1903"

Outdoor portrait of Chief Alchise (William Alchesay, 1853-1928) posing against against tree. He is wearing a blanket, kerchief headband, and necklaces.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1903-1903

Materials:

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Dimensions:

12 x 17.75 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Apache, Native Americans, North America, Plains, Southern Plains, Western Apache, White Mountain Apache

Site Name:

White River Valley

City:

Fort Apache Reservation (White Mountain Reservation)

County:

Navajo County, Gila County

State:

Arizona

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Bob Klayman; donated to NMAI in 2002.

Source ID:

NMAI_372652

Catalog Number:

P28575

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