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Indian Chief
  • Orval Hixon
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Indian Chief, 1915–1928
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 36 x 28 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 1/8 x 11 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0300

Black-and-white, waist-length portrait of a Native American man in three-quarters view, turned toward the left side of the image. He is gazing toward the viewer. He is seated in front of a gray background and wearing a feathered headdress and large, beaded necklace that falls in front of his chest. There is a thick band around the top of his proper left arm.