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Cooper Sylestine, Undated

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 1975.006.4.Alabama-Coushatta.003

Scope and Contents

A man identified as Bronson Cooper Sylestine, 1879–1969, wearing red with a feather headress and a large metal gorget.


  • Creation: Undated



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Language of Materials


Physical Description

Color lithograph on postcard.


Title supplied by cataloguer.

Photographer: T.A. Wright Photography, Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Printed on verso, top left: "Texas' Only Indian Reservation. Home of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes. 17 Miles East of Livingston on U.S. 190. Chief Cooper Sylestine, born in 1879, was elected Tribal Chief in 1936 to serve as the only Indian Chief in Texas. Elected to a life term, Chief Sylestine is the oldest of 550 tribal members of the 4,444-acre reservation of rolling timberland with spring-fed creeks. Open to the public are the Tribal Museum, Crafts Shop, Dining Room, Indian Dances and Tours."

Printed on verso, top right: "Place Stamp Here. Post Card. Address."

Printed on verso, center: "T.A. Wright Photography, Sulphur Springs, Texas."

Printed on verso, bottom center: "88213."

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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