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three generations - Sioux family
  • Orville John Green
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • three generations - Sioux family, 1899–1905
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 20 x 24.5 cm photo only
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7586

The portrait depicts four men. Two are seated, wearing dark suits with their hair in two braids. One wears beaded mocassins, the other a hat. The man between them is also wearing his hair braided with a hat and dark vest. Another man stands off to the side wearing dark trousers and a vest with a hairpipe breastplate and an eagle feather headdress with a full trailer. The photograph is black and white.