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    GOOD BIRD and GOES TO WAR
    c. 1898 Good Bird (Zintkala Waste), Brule Lakota, by Frank A. Rinehart, at Omaha, Nebraska, 1898. Title and date are hand lettered in the negative. A silver-gelatin print mounted on board.

    Photographed in handsome profile, with his long hair worn loose and accented with a roach headdress and two golden eagle feathers, this strong man has wrapped his bare torso in a wolf skin, the Lakota emblem of honorable service as the scout for a war party.

    Dimensions: image 7 ¾ x 9 ¾ inches

    Goes to War (Zuya Hiyaye), Brule Lakota, by Frank A. Rinehart, at Omaha, Nebraska, 1898. Title and date are hand lettered in the negative. A silver-gelatin print mounted on board,

    A younger son of the mid-19th century Brule war chief Iron Shell, Goes to War wears a beaded shirt trimmed with locks of human hair which signify his own position as leader of one of the warrior societies. He was, however, too young himself to have had a career during the days of inter-tribal conflict. Those of the younger generation of chiefly families jealously guarded their prerogatives, and by common consent sons of the next generation inherited the honors of their father's record.

    Dimensions: image 6 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches

    For more information on this photograph, please read The Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, in Omaha, Nebraska, June 1 - October 31, 1898.


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