photographic print(black and white);
- Museum number
- Object: BM William Blackmore Coll. Album 12
Photograph (black and white) from an album; studio portrait of Lean Bear (Awoni-nahku) a Cheyenne man, John Smith an interpreter, Standing in the Water (Mahpevame'ehne'e) a Cheyenne chief, and War bonnet a Cheyenne chief; Lean Bear is seated wearing a shirt decorated with quillwork and fringing, hide leggings decorated with beadwork, moccasins, metal ear ornaments, and an eagle feather in his hair, his hair is in two bunches wrapped in cloth; John Smith is standing wearing a three piece suit; Standing in the Water is seated wearing a decorated shirt, leggings, moccasins, a gorget, and an eagle feather in his hair, his hair is in two plaits and he is holding a pipe; and War bonnet is standing wearing a decorated shirt, leggings, hide wrapped around his waist, and an eagle feather in his hair, his hair is in two bunches wrapped in fabric and he is holding a pipe and a pipe bag; Leavenworth, United States of America
- Production date
Height: 17 centimetres (image)
Height: 36 centimetres (mount)
Width: 13.60 centimetres (image)
Width: 26.40 centimetres (mount)
- Curator's comments
Related information: This image was found with a handwritten title page numbered A12/1 which reads:
"Cheyenne & Arapaho Indians
Photographs taken at Leavenworth about 1859 on their way to Washington
John Smith Interpreter was killed.
Negatives purchased at Leavenworth."
It was also found with a contents page numbered A12/2 which reads:
No.109. LITTLE ROBE.
No.111. WHITE SHIELD.
No.112. WHITE HORSE.
No.113. MEDICINE MAN.
No.115. ED. GUERRER, INTERPRETER.
No.116. WHIRLWIND AND PAWNEE.
No.117. LITTLE ROBE AND WHITE HORSE.
No.122. HIGH TOE.
No.123, 124. GROUPS OF CHIEFS AND BRAVES."
These numbers are Jackson Catalogue numbers.
Both documents can be found in PicDoc279.
Related information: This image was found with handwritten notes that name the four men in this image as Lean Bear (Awoni nahku or Starving Bear), Standing in Water (Mapeva Mists) and Warbonnet (Kakoyui Sinik) and John Smith an interpreter. Photo by Addes & Noel March 1863 at Leavenworth, Kansas.
Related image: Am,B37.38
- Not on display
- Image badly fading and spotted. Foxing on the mount.
- Acquisition date
- 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.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 243 (Shindler Catalogue Number)
Miscellaneous number: 410
Miscellaneous number: A11/1367 (Old BM Blackmore collection number)