Glass interpositive plate
Overall: 43.2 x 35.6 cm (17 x 14 in.)
Gift of Dr. Terence and Joyce Isakov 2022.304
The Oto or Otoe were historically a seminomadic tribe living along the Missouri River in what are now the states of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri.
Edward S. Curtis wrote, “the head-dress of this Oto is characteristic of the older style, like that worn also by the related Osage . . . and the adopted head-dress of the Comanche. . . . The medal worn by Old Eagle, in this case bearing the portrait of Lincoln, is like other medals given by the Government to noted chiefs from Washington’s time.” Old Eagle also wears a bear-claw necklace and a fur hat with fine beadwork decorations.
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