DescriptionCabinet Card Photograph Mescalero Apache, ca. 1880s. Mescalero (or Mescalero Apache) is a Native American tribe of Southern Athabaskan heritage currently living on the Mescalero Apache Indian Reservation in south central New Mexico. The Mescaleros opened their doors to other Apache bands, the Chiricahua who were imprisoned at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and the Lipan Apaches.
Fantastic studio image taken by unidentified photographer of Mescalero Apache. He is holding a fur (Ermine) quiver arrow case and bow with long sash. Also wearing many ear rings. He looks intently at photographer. Has identification on verso, "San Juan, War Chief". Great Apache photograph. Measures approximately 4.25" x 6.50".
Condition: Fine-very fine excellent contrast, soiled mount.
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