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SITTING BULL, “Tatanka Iyotanka” (1834-1890)
  • David Francis Barry, photographer
    born: Honeoye Falls, New York, United States ; died: Superior, Wisconsin, United States ; active: United States
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • SITTING BULL, “Tatanka Iyotanka” (1834-1890), 1870s–1890s
  • Chiefs of the Sioux Wars and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17.7 x 11.2 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 15/16 x 4 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 19.1 x 12.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0278.17

Native American man identified as “Sitting Bull” standing in interior-studio backdrop. Full length portrait of his left side. He looks to our left. There is fur in his hair, pelts are hanging like braids. He is holding a stick with a sphere on the end. His headdress touches the floor. He is standing on a decorative rug with a floral pattern. He is wearing a button-down dark shirt and pants.