Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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photograph of Iron Hawk
  • Bill Groethe
    born 1923
    born: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States ; active: United States
  • photograph of Iron Hawk, 1948
  • Where object was made: Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Old Dimensions: L = 46.3, W = 37.8
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Transfer from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7519

Photograph of a man in profile, seated in front of a tipi. He is wearing a feathered headdress with a beaded strip across his forehead. He wears a long sleeved buttoned shirt or jacket with embroidered panels at the shoulders with fringe and at the forearms and on the chest. The hem and the back of the top have fringe. His trousers also have fringe and embroidered panels. He is holding a stone club in both hands in his lap.