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BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 39

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am,A39.3

  • Title (object)

    • BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 39
  • Description

    Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Walking Elk (He-kha-ka Ma-ni), a Yankton-Yanktonai chief(?), sitting on a chair, wearing three feathers in his hair, a headband, a piece of cloth tied around his neck, a jacket, a pair of embroidered leggings, a pair of moccasins, a blanket wrapped around his waist, and holding an embroidered pouch in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America.
    Albumen print

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  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1857-1858 (13 Dec 1857- 26 Apr 1858)
    • 1865 (published)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 16.6 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 12.2 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 30.4 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 25.3 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        HE-KHA-'KA MA-NI
        (Walkinh Elk)
        A Warrior of the Yankton Sioux
        Published by the Trustees of the Blackmore Museum Salisbury 1865
      • Inscription Comment

        printed
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of mount
      • Inscription Content

        4
        Dakota
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        back of mount
      • Inscription Content

        A39/1963
      • Inscription Comment

        handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Published in: Fleming, Paula (2203) "Native American Photography at the Smithsonian: the Shindler catalogue", No.59, with the Amended Identification: “Taken between December 13, 1857 and April 26, 1858. He signed a treaty on April 19. 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."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: 3554. The following further information is on the catalogue card:
    "STOCK: Siouan
    TRIBE: Yankton
    SUBJECT: Hekhaka Mani = Walking Elk
    He-ha-ka-a-ma-na (A-ha-ka-ma-ni - Shindler)
    DATE: 1858
    BLACKMORE: A39-1963
    REMARKS: Father Yankton, mother, Omaha. Could write and speak both languages. A pupil of J Owen Darsey. Home: Yankton Res., S.D.
    ? By Shindler, Washington DC 1858 (Shindler Cat: 59)".
    Related image: Am,A30.5

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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,A39.3

  • Additional IDs

    • 4 (Salisbury Blackmore Museum series number)
    • A39/1963 (Old BM Blackmore series number)
Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Walking Elk (He-kha-ka Ma-ni), a Yankton-Yanktonai chief(?), sitting on a chair, wearing three feathers in his hair, a headband, a piece of cloth tied around his neck, a jacket, a pair of trousers with embroidery, a pair of moccasins, a blanket wrapped around his waist, and holding an embroidered pouch in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America.
Albumen print

Photograph (black and white); studio portrait of Walking Elk (He-kha-ka Ma-ni), a Yankton-Yanktonai chief(?), sitting on a chair, wearing three feathers in his hair, a headband, a piece of cloth tied around his neck, a jacket, a pair of trousers with embroidery, a pair of moccasins, a blanket wrapped around his waist, and holding an embroidered pouch in his right hand; Washington DC, United States of America. Albumen print

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