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Willie Spotted Horse, Sioux Indian child

Willie Spotted Horse, Sioux Indian child

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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
platinum print
Date made
ca 1898
maker
Kasebier, Gertrude
Physical Description
platinum print (overall production method/technique)
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
Credit Line
Mina Turner
subject
Native Americans
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Gertrude Kasebier
Photography
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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