• Title:

    Little Bird - Arapahoe - No. 1115

  • Description:

    Studio portrait of delegate Little Bird (ca. 1853-ca. 1930) wearing semi-traditional clothing, including fur-wrapped braids, a vest, and two political (?) buttons. He also holds a pipe and a beaded bag. Photographed at the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, 1898.

  • Culture/People:

    Southern Inunaina (Arapaho)

  • Date created:


  • Photographer:

    Frank A. Rinehart, Non-Indian, ca. 1862-ca. 1928, or Adolph F. Muhr, Non-Indian, ca. 1858-1913

  • Place:

    Omaha; Douglas County; Nebraska; USA

  • Format/Object name:

    Platinum print (platinotype)

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition. This print was formerly in the collection of Margaret Cross, who acquired it as part of an album assembled by her father-in-law; donated to NMAI in 2001.

  • Dimensions:

    7.5 x 9.5 in.

  • Catalog number:


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