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Indian Congress - Native Band - No. 531

Indian Congress - Native Band - No. 531
Smithsonian Museum
National Museum of the American Indian
Collection History
Frank A. Rinehart (ca. 1862-1928) was the official photographer for the United States Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, held in Omaha, Nebraska, between June 1 and October 31, 1898. During the Congress, Rinehart and/or his assistant Adolph F. Muhr (ca. 1858-1913) photographed more than 500 individuals and groups representing the estimated thirty-six tribes represented at the Exposition. No other collection history information available.
Description
Outdoor group portrait of Santee musicians from the U.S. Indian School at Flandreau, South Dakota. They wear traditional clothing and pose with their instruments, including drums, trumpets, french horns, trombones, and tubas. Photographed as the U.S. Indian Congress of the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition in Omaha, where the band played during the opening parade.
Date Created
1898
Format
Albumen print
Image Type
Print
Dimensions
7 x 9 in.