• Title:

    Mahpina Luta (Red Cloud).

  • Description:

    Outdoor portrait of Chief Mahpina Luta or Red Cloud (1822-1909), with eyeglasses, feathers in hair, a Ulysses S. Grant peace medal and a watch around his neck and wearing a fringed hide shirt with beadwork strips

  • Culture/People:

    Oglala Lakota (Oglala Sioux)

  • Date created:

    May 1908

  • Photographer:

    Thomas Bean, Non-Indian

  • Place:

    Agate Springs Ranch; Harrison; Sioux County; Nebraska; USA

  • Format/Object name:

    Albumen print

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of David T. Vernon (1900-1973). Before 1968, Vernon's collection was purchased by the Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc. (a foundation backed by Laurance S. Rockefeller, 1910-2004, and other members of the Rockefeller family). Photographs in Vernon's collection may have come to MAI via an exchange with the Jackson Hole Preserve in 1968 or may have been donated directly to MAI by Laurance Rockefeller.

  • Dimensions:

    4 x 6 in.

  • Catalog number:

    P21933

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