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CHARGING HAWK
  • O.S. Goff, probably, photographer
    1843–1916
    born: Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States ; died: Boise, Idaho, United States ; active: United States
    Paul Harbaugh, printer, publisher and producer
  • CHARGING HAWK, circa early 1870s
  • Plains Warriors, Chiefs, Scouts and Frontier Personalities portfolio
  • Where object was made: United States
  • contact print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19.5 x 12.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 4 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 20 x 12.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0280.12
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Native American man seated in front of nondescript backdrop, looking at the camera. Frontal. He holds the handle of his sword is his left hand. He is wearing rings on both middle fingers and an afghan wrapped around his waist. Wearing a striped, button-down shirt, vest with white bead decoration, armbands, fur hat, braids, necklace of white beads, and white bone earrings. He has a dark blanket in his lap.