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Oskomon Chief
  • Orval Hixon
    1884–1982
    born: Ray County, Missouri, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • Oskomon Chief, 1919
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 30.5 x 22.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 x 8 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hixon
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0445
Description

Black-and-white, full-length portrait of a man in profile view, facing the right side of the image. He is leaning back and holding a bow and arrow so that the arrow points toward the top of the image. He is wearing a black and white, feather headdress, and a dark loincloth with a pattern on the front. He is wearing a decoration over his chest, with rows of thin, light-colored sticks that are strung together. His proper right leg is bent so that his foot is touching the back of his knee on his left leg. He is wearing mid-calf length boots.