Portrait of Oglala Sioux Chief Bone Necklace

Historic photograph circa 1899 of Bone Necklace, an Oglala Sioux Chief, seated with his eyes closed. He wears traditional Native American attire including a feathered headdress, a beaded chest ornament, and holds a bow with arrows across his lap. His shirt is adorned with fringe, and he has a blanket draped over his lower body. The photo has a sepia tone, indicative of the era, and the chief's expression is solemn.

Colorized portrait of Bone Necklace, an Oglala Sioux Chief, circa 1899.

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Source: Heyn Photo, photographer. Bone Necklace, Council Chief. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008675510/>.