hinmatóoyalahtq’it (Chief Joseph), Studio Portrait

Cultural Narrative: 

hinmatóoyalahtq’it (Chief Joseph) in a studio, wearing a plaid shirt and vest. He is sitting on a blanket while carrying a bowl hatchet. A sheathed knife is strapped to his waist. headdress and fringed shirt. Beadwork runs the length of his sleeves. He is holding a peace pipe whose handle is allegedly composed of catalyte. On verso of photograph: "Chief Joseph, Nez Perce, From an old photograph in the collection of Joseph Sherburne made during the exile in Indian Territory."