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Child's cape

Desert Cahuilla [Torres-Martinez Reservation/Torres-Martinez Band]
USA; California; Riverside County, Imperial County; Torres Martinez Reservation
7/698

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  • Description:

    Standing under a ramada, Flora Debears holds a rabbit fur cape (NMAI object 070698.000). An olla (NMAI object 071994.000) is sitting at her feet.

  • Culture/People:

    Cahuilla

  • Date created:

    October 29, 1917

  • Photographer:

    Edward H. Davis (Edward Harvey Davis/E. H. Davis), Non-Indian, 1862-1951

  • Place:

    Tova (Agua Dulce), Torres Martinez Reservation; Riverside County; California; USA (inferred)

  • Format/Object name:

    Silver gelatin print

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Edward H. Davis owned a ranch outside San Diego, California, and became fascinated with local Indian people. The collection of Native objects he developed attracted the attention of George Heye, who purchased many items from Davis and hired him as a field collector in 1916. Photographs by Davis from southern California and northern Mexico probably accompanied the objects he sold to or collected for MAI.

  • Dimensions:

    3.25 x 5 in.

  • Catalog number:

    P02325

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