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Sioux grave
  • Orville John Green
    born: Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States ; died: McPherson, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Sioux grave, 1899–1918
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Object Height/Width: 9 x 12.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 3 9/16 x 4 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7613

The black and white image is of a large wooden box with a collapsed top. A human skull is visible inside. Trees are visible in a small valley in the center of the photograph and they become sparser as they spread into the background and over the hills.