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portrait of Young Standing Bear
  • Orville John Green
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • portrait of Young Standing Bear, 1899–1905
  • Where object was made: Pine Ridge, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 25.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 10 1/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7608

The black and white image depicts a man, identified as Young Standing Bear, in front of a backdrop. He is wearing an eagle feather headdress with a full trailer that is held in his proper left hand, he wears a hairpipe breastplate, and he is holding a lance decorated with eagle feathers in his proper left hand.