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photograph of Little Soldier
  • Bill Groethe
    born 1923
    born: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States ; active: United States
  • photograph of Little Soldier, 1948
  • Where object was made: Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Old Dimensions: L = 46.3, W = 37.8
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Transfer from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7521

Photograph of a seated man with both of his hands on his knees. He wears an elaborate feather headdress with a beaded strip across his forehead. He has a long sleeved shirt with a quill breast plate covering his chest. The breast plate has two medallions down the center and tufts of feathers on the edges. There is a panel in his lap with embroidered letters that read "Bull." His trousers are dark with a beaded strip down outside of the proper right side of his leg. In his proper right hand, he holds a walking stick or cane.