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Wasechun Tashunka, 1840-1908



Oglala Lakota (Lakȟótiyapi) chief, statesman, educator and historian

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

American Horse, 1878-07-26

 Item — Box: + Oversize, item: 6
Identifier: 1931.004.3.S7a
Scope and Contents

Title supplied. Picture of man identified as "Chief American Horse of the Ogallalla Band of the Souix Indians" on right and treaty with the United States of America's Department of the Interior's Office of Indian Affairs recognizes "American Horse" as chief on left. Both picture and treaty mounted on larger board. Digital image has been modified from the original for clarity.

"American Horse" is the English translation of his name Wasechun Tashunka.

Dates: 1878-07-26

Photo montage of noted Native American chiefs featuring Spotted Tail and: American Horse, Big Horse, Bob Tail, Iron Wing, Left Hand, Little Raven, Mad Wolf, Man-on-the-Cloud, Ouray, Poor Wolf, Red Shirt, Son-of-the-Star, Standing Buffalo, Stumbling Bear, Tso-de-ar-ko, White Eagle, White Man, and Yellow Bear.

Identifier: 1931.
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series consists of daguerreotypes, tintypes, photographs, photographic reproductions, photo-negatives, photo-postcards, and glass negatives. The first section is comprised of photographs of Alice Robertson taken at various stages of her life. The remaining section consists of photographs of other people and locations and is arranged alphabetically by surname, name of institution or organization, or name of location, followed by unidentified photographs.

Dates: 1815 - 1931