Eine Sioux-Indianerin (Plenty Wounds)
AtelierMeisenbach, Riffarth & Co.
Image Dimensions: 20.0 x 15.1 cm : Art folio #6, plate #3 The Photographic Society of Philadelphia.
“Käsebier’s Indian photographs, which are among her earliest and most remarkable portraits, fall into two groups. More than forty of them portray Sioux members of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show; these are mostly studio portraits of Indian men but include some portraits of their wives and families and of life in Buffalo Bill’s temporary Indian village in Brooklyn. The other group consists of at least nine photographs of the beautiful, accomplished young Sioux, Zitkala-Sä, a teacher, writer, violinist and later a crusader for Indian rights, who was also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin.” 1.
1. Gertrude Käsebier: The Photographer and her Photographs: Barbara L. Michaels: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1992: p. 29