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    William Henry Jackson, Photographer: Albumen Print "Jason" Nez Perce. Circa 1870-1879. Plate number 427 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." An impressive image of Nez Perce Chief Jason (Kal-kal-shu-a-tash) dressed in beaded fringed shirt, leggings, and moccasins holding a ceremonial pipe and eagle feathers. Of particular interest is the chief's beaded, single bear claw choker and fur hat. 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 only trivial browning to the backing mat, else it is excellent condition.

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