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photograph of John Sitting Bull
  • Bill Groethe
    born 1923
    born: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States ; active: United States
  • photograph of John Sitting Bull, 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
  • 2007.7527

Photograph of a seated man with a feathered headdress that trails down his back. He wears a quill breastplate over the top of a long sleeved dark shirt. There is a beaded strip at his elbow on his proper left arm, and a beaded wrist guard on the forearm. In his proper left hand he holds a fur-wrapped hoop.