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Sioux girl in ceremonial dress
  • Orville John Green
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Sioux girl in ceremonial dress, 1899–1904
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 17.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7554

Photograph of a young girl standing on a box in front of a painted backdrop. She wears a dark colored dress with coins or other round, flat decorations attached to the torso and upper sleeves. The bottom of the dress and the sleeves have white bands at the edges. She wears a belt with a long strip that extends from the waist to the bottom of the dress and is covered in silver discs. Around her neck is a wide necklace made from long, thin, bone beads and on her feet she wears beaded moccasins and leggings.