Dancing Head-dress

Dancing Head-dress

Dancing Head-dress

Above we show a remarkable photo of a Tolowa Indian Dancing Head-dress. It was made in 1923 by Edward S. Curtis.

The illustration documents Sam Lopez in a head-and-shoulders portrait, wearing a Tolowa costume, including a redheaded woodpecker scalp headress and strings of dentalium shell beads, holding a traditional painted bow and an obsidian blade, a sign of wealth.

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Image ID# 65F6DA1F

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