Willie Spotted Horse, Sioux Indian child

Description
Photographer Gertrude Käsebier said that it took three years to get the Sioux Indians to agree to let her photograph their children. The Sioux feared that if photographed, the child would die. Willie Spotted Horse, dressed like his elders in full feather headdress and bone breast-plate, rests with one arm on a stool, gazing directly into the camera lens.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
photograph
Photograph
Date made
ca 1898
maker
Kasebier, Gertrude
Physical Description
platinum print (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.9 cm x 15.8 cm; 8 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in
ID Number
PG*69.236.082
accession number
287543
catalog number
69.236.082
subject
Photography
Gertrude Kasebier
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Photographic History
Gertrude Kasebier
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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