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Mr. Bearskin | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Mr. Bearskin

Mr. Bearskin | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Mr. Bearskin, a medicine man, at Lac du Flambeau sitting in front of of a wigwam covered with elm bark. This image is part of an exhibit about Native Americans prepared by Paul Vanderbilt, first curator of photography at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Caption at bottom left reads: "Lac DuFlambeau Wis."
DESCRIPTION
Mr. Bearskin, a medicine man, at Lac du Flambeau sitting in front of of a wigwam covered with elm bark. This image is part of an exhibit about Native Americans prepared by Paul Vanderbilt, first curator of photography at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Caption at bottom left reads: "Lac DuFlambeau Wis."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:23743
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Kingsbury, Arthur J., Antigo, Wisconsin
City:Lac du Flambeau
County:Vilas
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Vanderbilt, Paul : Paul Vanderbilt papers, 1942-1990 (bulk 1954-1990)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:M94-200
Original Dimensions:5 x 3.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
On the lower left of the photograph: X4-4. This is similar to the number on Image ID: 23744, by Arthur J Kingsbury (1875-1956), a photographer in Antigo WI from at least 1911-1928. On Ancestry.com in the 1937 Indian Census Roll taken by the U.S. Department of the Interior, there is a "Big Pat Bearskin" on the Lac du Flambeau reservation. It says he was born in 1846, is age 90, a full-blooded Chippewa, widowed, enrolled at Lac du Flambeau, receiving Allotment 27, living alone.
SUBJECTS
Trees
Ethnic architecture
Clothing
Housing
Lac du Flambeau
Ojibwa Indians
Men
Outdoor photography

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