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AMERICAN HORSE, “Wasechum Tashunka” (1840-1908)
  • David Francis Barry, photographer
    1854–1934
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • AMERICAN HORSE, “Wasechum Tashunka” (1840-1908), 1870s–1890s
  • Chiefs of the Sioux Wars and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Where object was made: New York, New York, United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17.6 x 12.4 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/8 x 4 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 x 12.6 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 4 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0278.13
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Native American man, half-length portrait. Face turned to his right, giving viewer a side profile. Three columns of bones on chest plate of connected bones. Headdress of long feathers extends beyond picture plane. Wearing white shirt with arm band, cinching above elbows.