Lot 398

Pueblo Ceremonial Dance Photograph c.1890s

Estimate: $250 - $500

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This lot has a vintage original signed gelatin silver photograph of a Native American Pueblo Ceremony, by John B. Riggs circa 1890s. The ceremony appears to be the Transfer of Canes in which the transfer of commission and authority to new tribal leaders is acknowledged. The ceremony historically has occured on New Year's Day or soon thereafter of every year. the canes symbolize the sovereignty of the Pueblo people and the authority of their tribal governments. The nineteen Pueblos are the only tribal nations in the United States to have such a recognition. The photograph shows the majority of the people (except the dancing chiefs wearing feathered war bonnets) wrapped in wool trading blankets which would be consistent with weather in January in Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico. The photograph is in good condition, the photographer's signature is on the bottom right-hand corner, no marring noted to the photo. Measures 13.75"L x 10.25"W
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