Glass interpositive plate
Overall: 43.2 x 35.6 cm (17 x 14 in.)
Gift of Dr. Terence and Joyce Isakov 2022.303
Cheyenne women and girls did the weaving, cooking, family care, cleaning, and other housework, including taking apart the teepees when the tribe relocated.
Edward S. Curtis wrote, “This woman’s deerskin costume, ornamented with porcupine-quill embroidery and with beads and fringe, is characteristic of that of the Cheyenne; but such is now worn only on gala occasions and probably ere very long will be a thing of the past.” By the 1920s, when this picture was taken, the Cheyenne had adopted European dress for everyday life.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.