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    William Henry Jackson, Photographer: Albumen Print "Night Chief and the Man Who Left His Enemy Lying in the Water" Pawnee. Circa 1870-1879. Plate number 550 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 7.25", 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 extraordinary studio image of bare-chested Pawnee braves Night Chief (La-roo-rut-ka-haw la-shar) and Man Who Left His Enemy Lying in the Water (La-roo-ra-shar-roo-cosh) clearly showing each man wearing a peace medal around his neck , and wearing leather leggings. Night Chief's leggings have a decorative beaded band around the calf and he rests a tomahawk on his knee. His companion stands posed with a muzzle-loading long rifle. 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 and trivial browning to the backing mat, else it is in very good condition.

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