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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), circa 1883–1885
  • Plains Warriors, Chiefs, Scouts and Frontier Personalities portfolio
  • Where object was made: Fort Yates, Dakota Territory (present-day North Dakota), United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24.9 x 19.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25.1 x 20.2 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 7 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0280.04

Frontal, half-length studio portrait of a seated Native American man. He looks slightly to the right of the viewer. He is dressed in a button-down shirt. His hair is divided into two braids that are wrapped in fur. Two feathers peak out from behind his head. The backdrop features a 19th century neoclassical style interior, with a column at the left and a mantelpiece at the right.