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    Unmounted Photograph of Osage War Dance, early 1880s. The Osage were originally known by Ni-U-Kon-Ska, which means meaning "Children of the Middle Waters." Today they call themselves Wazházhe, which was translated by French explorers as Ouazhigi, which later became the English name Osage. Early settlers have said that the Osages were the largest native people in North America, with the Osage men averaging over six feet tall.

    Large early group of Osage Indian Warriors are gathered in front of building posing for unknown photographer at unknown location. They are dressed with beaded vests, bone shields, sleigh bells around their knees, eagle feathers, tomahawks, peace pipes, bow and arrows, and beaded moccasins, appear to be ready for war. Note United States American 38 star Flag (flew from 1877-1890) on pole flying up side down. Measures approximately 7.50" x 5".

    Condition:
    Good very-good, has repaired tear top middle, un-mounted with black paper remnants verso.


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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