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    FOUR PHOTOS FROM INDIAN TERRITORY

    c. 1884 - 1925

    (1) Standing Bear, (Mato Nazin) Ponca, c. 1884. Silver gelatin print mounted on board, with blind stamp "C.M. Bell, Wash., D.C." at lower right of mount. Minimal chipping to edges of mount.The famous Ponca leader whose 1879 trial in the federal courts established the principal in American jurisprudence that American Indians, not then considered "citizens," were nevertheless people of standing and with legal rights. The elderly chief here wears a magnificent necklace of grizzly bear's claws.

    (2) Bacon Rind, Osage Chief, 1924. Silver gelatin print, signed in the negative at lower right by (Burnet) Love, Pawhuska, Okla. The print has been removed from a photo album, with minimal spots of paper adhering, verso, not affecting the image. A very strong portrait of this noted Osage leader. The chief wears a turban of otter fur. In his left hand is an ornate pipe; and in his right hand is grasped the handle of a "head and tail" golden eagle fan. The bird's head has been retained and hangs as a pendant, seen between Bacon Rind's knees.

    (3) Unidentified Osage Couple, c. 1920. Silver gelatin print on board with blind stamp bottom left of "W.J. Boag, Pawhuska, Okla." The man's wool leggings are ornamented along the outer edges of the flaps with intricately-sewn silk ribbon work.

    (4) Osage Sisters, c. 1925. Silver gelatin print, photographer unknown. Excellent condition. A bit of maudlin doggerel is written in pencil, verso.

    Dimensions: ranging from 4 x 5 inches to 8 x 10 ½ inches




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    November, 2007
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