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    William Henry Jackson, Photographer: Albumen Print "Black Horn" Oncpapa Sioux. Circa 1870-1879. Plate number 802 from Department of the Interior. United States Geological Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, U.S. Geologist. Miscellaneous Publications-No. 9. Descriptive Catalogue of The Photographs of the North American Indian by, W.H. Jackson, Photographer of the Survey. Washington: Government Print Office, 1877. Approximately 5.25" x 7.5", mounted on heavy paper mat, 11" x 14", with a printed decorative gilt border and captioned in gilt: "Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories, Prof. F. V. Hayden in charge." and "W. H. Jackson, Photo." Black Horn (He-sha'-pa) sits posed in profile holding a fan and 1860 cavalry sword. Elements of his clothing are clearly visible in including his decorative collar, vest and wrapped braids. There is some question as to whether or not Jackson made all the Indian photographs in the collection from Hayden's survey, including those captioned "W. H. Jackson Photo." or was merely was in charge of project. Nevertheless, these albumen prints remain an impressive record of the Native American people of the American West. The image remains clear and sharp, with some moderate toning to the outside border, more significant at the lower edge, and trivial browning to the backing mat, else it is in very good condition.

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