Portrait of Conquering Bear, an Oglala Sioux, 1899

Black and white photograph of Conquering Bear, a Native American Sioux chief. He is depicted in profile looking to the left, wearing a full feathered headdress with upright feathers. Traditional beaded headband and fur garment are visible, along with a striped blanket over his left shoulder. He holds a pipe tomahawk in his right hand. The image conveys a dignified and solemn expression, and is marked with the historical and cultural significance of his attire and role.

Portrait of Conquering Bear, a Native American Oglala Sioux (Lakota), 1899.

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“Portrait of Conquering Bear, an Oglala Sioux, 1899” sources: Portrait taken by Rinehart, F. A. / Denver Public Library Special Collections