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Flora Thundercloud Funmaker Bearheart

Flora Thundercloud Funmaker Bearheart | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Flora Thundercloud Funmaker Bearheart (WaNekChaWinKah), daughter of Moheek Thundercloud (MaZheeWeeKah) and Annie Blowsnake Thundercloud (WaConChaSkaWinKah). Flora is sitting in a chair covered by a silk appliqué blanket (wai) and is dressed in a fine appliqué dress (wawaje) with silver dimes attached to the skirt. The plaid ribbon with silver coins hanging on her left side, and the strip of side-stitch beadwork (paque) hanging over her right shoulder would have been worn down the back extending from her hair wrap, but they have been brought to the front for the photograph. Small silver coins accent her blouse. The flaps of Flora’s moccasins (waukoocharah) are decorated in silk appliqué to match her dress. Many Ho-Chunk moccasins of this style have the top flaps decorated with beadwork.
DESCRIPTION
Studio portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Flora Thundercloud Funmaker Bearheart (WaNekChaWinKah), daughter of Moheek Thundercloud (MaZheeWeeKah) and Annie Blowsnake Thundercloud (WaConChaSkaWinKah). Flora is sitting in a chair covered by a silk appliqué blanket (wai) and is dressed in a fine appliqué dress (wawaje) with silver dimes attached to the skirt. The plaid ribbon with silver coins hanging on her left side, and the strip of side-stitch beadwork (paque) hanging over her right shoulder would have been worn down the back extending from her hair wrap, but they have been brought to the front for the photograph. Small silver coins accent her blouse. The flaps of Flora’s moccasins (waukoocharah) are decorated in silk appliqué to match her dress. Many Ho-Chunk moccasins of this style have the top flaps decorated with beadwork.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:24677
Creation Date: 1910
Creator Name:Van Schaick, Charles
City:Black River Falls
County:Jackson
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Van Schaick, Charles : Charles Van Schaick photographs and negatives, circa 1880-circa 1940
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:(V2)732
Original Dimensions:4.25 x 5.25 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Appears in the books: "Wisconsin Death Trip" by Michael Lesy and "People of the Big Voice" published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press.
SUBJECTS
Murals
Painting
Clothing
Ho Chunk Indians
Wisconsin
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Women
Studios and dark rooms
Indian beadwork

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