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Boiled Dog Feast, Short Bull's Camp Pine Ridge / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Boiled Dog Feast, Short Bull's Camp Pine Ridge
Joseph Henry Sharp (Artist)
oil on canvas board
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Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1964
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Previous Number(s): 
1103; 14303
Signed, "J H Sharp," in lower right; Inscribed upside down on sticker attached to frame, "Boiled Dog Feast Short Bulls [sic] Camp Pine Ridge. 1902-3 J.H. Sharp" on frame; Inscribed upside down in brown ink, "Painted on the spot.- JHS. not for sale" on frame; Inscribed, "Painted direct from the scene no changing once I did work on posing" on left frame bar on verso; Inscribed, "Tribal ceremonials at Pine Ridge. Chief Short Bull, a great Chief and medicime man, whom I consider a much smarter man than Sitting Bull and not such a coward, had a great round up - "Boiled Dog Feast" The squaws are preparing it. The Interpreter failed to tell me, fearing it would offend the ladies. Later Short Bull asked me why "no come." Then I sailed into the interpreter. I would have eaten boiled dog with Short Bull if I threw up my soul" on verso.
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