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Sitting Bull's Family
  • 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's Family, 1891
  • 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: 24.3 x 19.3 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 9/16 x 7 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25 x 20.3 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Gift of David T. Peters
  • Not on display
  • 2006.0280.18

Five people pose in front of a teepee with a white cloth that has “Sitting Bull’s” written on it. Two women stand on either side and a boy kneels at front, center. Parts of three buildings are visible in the background. There is barren land all around, with two people on the background hill on right side.