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Two Bears portrait
Two Bears portrait
TitleTwo Bears portrait
Date of Original1877
DescriptionTwo Bears poses for a formal portrait wearing feathers and beads or shells in his hair. He wears a fringed and beaded shirt.
Ordering Informationhttp://history.nd.gov/archives/whatphotos.html
General SubjectIndians of North America
People
Portraits
Subject (LCTGM)Feathers
Beads
Portrait photographs
Tribal chiefs
Personal NameTwo Bears (Dakota Indian)
Decade1870-1879
Item Number00004-024
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Two Bears, Yanktonai chief"--Handwritten on front of photograph.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryTwo Bears, Mato Nopa, was a leader of the Yanktonai tribe of Dakotas. He was present at the Massacre at Whitestone Hill and the Battle of Killdeer Mountain. He was often identified as a "peace chief" but he demanded respect and consideration for his people from federal agents.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWhitestone Hill Battlefield Collection 00004
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00004-024)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh00004024
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