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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 35

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A35.18

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 35
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Little Short Horn (He-hu-te-dan) a Sisseton Sioux man, sitting on a chair, wearing a cloth headband tied around his head, a feather in his hair and a section of plaited hair over his right shoulder; he is also wearing a shirt, and a blanket wrapped around himself, and holds a walking stick(?) in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1858 (13 March - 21 June 1858)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.6 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 13.5 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 34.2 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.2 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        backof mount
      • Inscription Content

        A34/1836
        (FROM SHINDLERS SERIES NO.57)
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in ink and pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        He-hu-de-dan
        Little short Horn
        a Warrior of the Sisiton
        Sioux
        Photog: 1858
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil and ink
  • Curator's comments

    In front of Am,A35, a handwritten page was found assigned the BM number: Am,A35.1 (now in the PicDoc) with a list of Native North American names and Ethnic Groups associated with the photographic portraits located in Am,A35.

    The page reads:
    "Dakota or Sioux confederacy
    The Tetons & sub-band as
    arranged by Barton(?)
    1. H(?0-pa-pa or )?_papa
    (They who camp by B(?))
    2. Sisia(?) papa - a Blackfeet
    3. hunni kanya-wuzhihi - miniruenyoi(?)
    5. Ogallalla
    6. Brules a (?) Thighs
    7. Two kettle - two trilogy or bohenorpa(?)
    Dakota units(?)
    (?)
    (?)"Smithsonian Archives Catalogue Card: A copy of the catalogue card for this image can be found in the PicDoc for this image. The catalogue card indicates that the Smithsonian Institution owns a negative of this image, number: 3494. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
    "STOCK: Siouan
    TRIBE: Sisseton
    SUBJECT: He pte-che Chi-ka-la or Little Short Horn
    He-hu-te-dan
    By Shindler, Washington DC, 1858
    (Shindler Cat 57)
    BLACKMORE: A35/1836
    JACKSON CAT: 192"
    Published in: Fleming, Paula (2003) “Native American photography at the Smithsonian : the Shindler catalogue” , No.57, with the Amended Identification: “Taken between March 13-June 21, 1858, and most likely before May 28, when the Washington Union ran a story that the Sioux had all sat for their photographs at the McClees studio. The implication is that they came over a period of time. The negative was made by the McClees Gallery: James E. McClees (owner/photographer), Julian Vannerson (agent and photographic artist), Samuel Cohner (operator). Shindler was not the photographer and only printed images for the exhibition. In the late 1860s, he was the proprietor of the Addis Studio, formerly the McClees gallery, and had access to the 1857-1858 negatives. Little Short Horn signed a treaty on June 19".Exact image: Am,A30.11

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  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1932

  • Acquisition notes

    The 'Disposal book of the Salisbury South Wilts and Blackmore Museum No. 1 1928-1952' reports the disposal of a: "Photographs of North American Indians and miscellanea" given to the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography of the British Museum. It is dated 24th February 1932.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am,A35.18

  • Additional IDs

    • A35/1836 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Little Short Horn (He-hu-te-dan) a Sisseton Sioux man, sitting on a chair, wearing a cloth headband tied around his head, a feather in his hair and a section of plaited hair over his right shoulder; he is also wearing a shirt, and a blanket wrapped around himself, and holds a walking stick(?) in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Little Short Horn (He-hu-te-dan) a Sisseton Sioux man, sitting on a chair, wearing a cloth headband tied around his head, a feather in his hair and a section of plaited hair over his right shoulder; he is also wearing a shirt, and a blanket wrapped around himself, and holds a walking stick(?) in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print

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