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Title
Sia buffalo dancer
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 16, plate 560
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 of the Keres is almost exactly the same as that of the Tewa. The performers are two young men with head-dresses of buffalo-hair and horns, and a girl wearing the usual female costume and a pair of small horns. The head of the hunters' society plays the part of guard. The dance is very strenuous, and the simulated actions of the buffalo are quite realistic and readily comprehended by the spectator.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00382.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/383
Language
English
Subject
Buffalo dance
Clothing and dress
Costume
Headdresses
Men's clothing
Native Americans
Portrait photography
Portraits
Rites and ceremonies
Zia Indians
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.16 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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