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Frenchman with his two Sioux wives and family
  • Orville John Green
    1872–1938
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Frenchman with his two Sioux wives and family, 1899–1903
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 12 x 17 cm
    Object Height/Width: 4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7550
Description
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Photograph of a large group of people, identified as one family, in front of a wooden building. Standing in the back center is an adult male wearing a light hat and dark jacket and trousers. On either side is another man, each wearing a light colored hat and dark jacket. Around the outside of the group are three young boys and a toddler in the man's arms on the facing right side. In the center are two rows of women and girls, each with their hair braided and with a blanket wrapped around their shoulders.