Photographs made by Howard Zehr in September 1991 depicting Southern Cheyenne chiefs, including Lawrence Hart, Alfrich Heap-of-Birds, Joe Antelope, Everett Wilson, Lucian Twins, and Rollin Haag. The men were photographed wearing blankets, headdresses, war medals, and a George Washington and an Andrew Jackson peace medal. The photographs were made various at locations in Oklahoma, including Watonga, Cheyenne, Sayre, and Clinton.
Howard Zehr is a photographer and photojournalist, as well as Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He also served as director of the Mennonite Central Committee's Office on Crime and Justice for 19 years.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 92-13
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Ryan Newswanger's film, "You Chiefs are Peacemakers," for which he obtained these photographs, is available from the Human Studies Film Archives, HSFA 95.1.5.
The collection is open for research.
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Photo Lot 92-13, Howard Zehr photographs of Southern Cheyenne Indians, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Place and date supplied from Garrick Mallery, "A Collection of Gesture-Signs and Signals of the North American Indians with Some Comparisons," Washington, 1880, page 13: "A list prepared in July, 1879, by Mr Frank H. Cushing, of the Smithsonian Institution, from continued interviews with Titchkematski (Cross Eyes), an intelligent Cheyenne, then employed at that Institution."
NAA MS 2371-a
Signed by George Suckley.
Marked, "By Cushing," but appear to be in another handwriting.
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