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fallen bones from a burial tree and gifts for the dead
  • Orville John Green
    1872–1938
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • fallen bones from a burial tree and gifts for the dead, 1899–1903
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 21 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7595
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The black and white image is of a pile of timbers under three trees. Two human skulls rest on wood and pitchers hang from the trees. There is a small wooden trunk in front.