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    10" x 8" SEPIA IMAGE OF THE "BEGINNING OF THE DANCE". This interesting tableau features a long line of young Indian warriors in ceremonial dress standing shoulder-to-shoulder before a crowd of onlookers perched on the rooftops of an adobe pueblo-type building. Inked at lower center, the scene is identified as the "Beginning of the Dance." At lower left, additional information has been penned on the image, but due to a large chip missing from the photograph, we are unable to ascertain clearly what it says. However, the image as well as the remaining letters/words give us a clue to the possible identity of the tribe: we believe this is an image of a band of Southern Paiute. Photographer and date unknown. Image is affixed to heavy cardboard mount and bears a few chips, creases, water stains, and pinholes.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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