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Auction 146, Lot 783

"[Lot of 3] Sitting Bull. Sioux. - South Dakota, September, 1890 [and] Piah. Ute Chief - Colorado, 1891 [and] "Poobitcie" - Moqui Girl of Pueblo of Sichumnavi, Arizona",

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1894 (published)

Publication: Report on Indians Taxed and Not Taxed in the United States (Except Alaska)

Color: Printed Color

7.1 x 9.8 inches
18 x 24.9 cm
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These striking collotypes of American Indians are from the records of the Eleventh Census of the United States. The first is probably the last portrait of Sitting Bull, done by Gilbert Gaul only months before the chief's death at the Standing Rock Agency in South Dakota. The second is a portrait of Piah, also known as Black Tail Deer, the chief of the Ute people. It was drawn by Julian Scott. Scott also drew the third item, a lovely portrait of a Poobitcie-Moqui girl.


Condition: A

Good margins and nice color with marginal soiling.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/4/2013