More to explore:
Chief Joseph, Nez Pierce, 1901... This type of photograph always puzzles me. The artist probably wanted to take the picture because he believed that in just a few short years Native Americans would have dissappeard completely, or been assimilated. But they didn't/weren't so what we have is a staged photo presenting what the white artist believed was the important preservation image of a Native American...fascinating really.
formfollowsfunctionjournal: Chief Joseph, Nez Perce Tribe, 1901.