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Title
Big Knife, Flathead
William Smith Mason Collection of Western Americana
Alternative Title
Volume 7, plate 230
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
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact Honnold Mudd Library Special Collections at https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
Description
Big Knife's ancestry includes an Iroquois (perhaps a halfbreed), one of a number who came into the Northwest as employees of the Hudson's Bay Company. The head-dress of buffalo horns and scalp is not characteristic of the Salish tribes, but of the plains Indians.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
wor00215.tif
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15831coll8/id/215
Language
English
Subject
Salish Indians
Weapons
Iroquois Indians
Men's clothing
Manners and customs
Jewelry
Headdresses
Clothing and dress
Native Americans
Photogravure
Portrait photography
Portraits
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.7 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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