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Willie Spotted Horse, Sioux Indian child

Willie Spotted Horse, Sioux Indian child

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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.
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Object Name
platinum print
Date made
ca 1898
Kasebier, Gertrude
Physical Description
platinum print (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
overall: 20.9 cm x 15.8 cm; 8 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Mina Turner
Native Americans
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Gertrude Kasebier
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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