Seated portrait of Chief Red Cloud, (Makhpia-sha, or Maqpeya-luta) Native American Sioux (Lakota or Teton group, Oglala band) shows the war leader and peace negotiator seated wearing a buckskin with fringe, hair pipe breastplate, a feather in his hair and holding a cane.
Condition: Print shows deterioration of original.; Formerly F13483.; Title printed below original halftone reproduction as seen on copy negative; hand-written on back: "Sioux Chief Red Cloud, age 72, after he had retired as active leader of his tribe. Retirement was induced directly by the disastrous defeat suffered by the Sioux braves led by Red cloud in the Wagon Box fight near Fort Phill Kearny, Aug 1867, the year after his warriors had wiped out Fetterman's force of 81 men in 30 minutes in the same area. About 30 white men killed more than 1100 Sioux braves in the Wagon Box Fight due to having repeating rifles for the first time, which the Indians did not know about."; R7100315626
1 copy negative ; 12 x 9 cm. (4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.); 1 photoprint ; 18 x 13 cm. (7 x 5 in.)
Dakota Indians--1890-1900.; Indians of North America--1890-1900.; Oglala Indians--1890-1900.; Teton Indians--1890-1900.; Tribal chiefs--1890-1900.; Red Cloud, 1822-1909.
Source: Lamont Johnson.
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Type of Material
Film negatives.; Photographic prints.; Portrait photographs.; Imaged.; Image