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Title
Tesuque Buffalo dancers
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 17, plate 600
Creator
Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
Publication Information
E. S. Curtis (Seattle); The University Press (Cambridge, Mass)
Honnold Mudd Library. Special Collections
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
West-ography, re-imaging the West
Rights Information
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Description
The Buffalo dance is still performed, though the original object of exerting preternatural influence on the abundance and accessibility of the buffalo no longer prevails. The two male dancers are accompanied by the Buffalo Girl, who is fully clothed in native costume and has a pair of small horns on the head. These three give a very striking and dramatic performance under the watchful eye of the head of the hunters' society.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00402.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/402
Language
English
Subject
Buffalo dance
Clothing and dress
Costume
Headdresses
Manners and customs
Native Americans
New Mexico
Photogravure
Portraits
Portraits, Group
Pueblo Indians
Tesuque Pueblo (N.M.)
Source
Photogravure, 18.25 x 22.25 inches: The North American Indian; being a series of volumes picturing and describing the Indians of the United States, and Alaska, 970.6 C942 vol.17 plates, William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana, Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
Relation
West-ography, re-imaging the West - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/p15831coll8

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