Gertrude Käsebier's Indian Portraits

A Comparative Gallery: Formal v. Informal Portraits

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Below is a gallery directly comparing Gertrude Käsebier's formal portraits of some of the Sioux participants in Buffalo Bill's Wild West with informal portraits of the same people. Examining these photographs side-by-side reveals the nuanced divisions between these two types of portraiture.

Chief Joe Black Fox

Chief Iron Tail

High Heron

Samuel Lone Bear

Wife of Samuel American Horse