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Kâhamâxéveóhtáhe (Wooden Leg)

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American Artist

Kâhamâxéveóhtáhe (Wooden Leg), c. 1915
Carbon print on paper
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.32 cm)

Creation Place: North America, American
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of an unknown donor
Accession Number: P00.414

Handwritten in brown ink in center of verso: "Dear Anna / When I saw this at / the Panama Exposition - I sez / sez I how did they get 'Big / Foot the Trapper' alias Ruben / Angli's profile & why did they / label it Chief Wooden Leg? / From/ Leaf-".

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This may have been a souvenir photograph from an exposition. P00.413 and P00.414 may have the same provenance. (Britt Salveson, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 24-25, 2022)

Kâhamâxéveóhtáhe (Wooden Leg) (1858–1940) was a Northern Cheyenne warrior who fought against Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876.

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  • Image Dimensions: 10 x 8 in. (254 x 203.2 mm)

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