Chief Spotted Elk / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Chief Spotted Elk
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1906
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 3/4 x 14 5/8 x 2 in. (52.7 x 37.1 x 5.1 cm)
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.413
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp. 06." in lower right; Inscribed in pencil on dust cover, "Chief Spotted Elk-Sioux 1904-05 A very important man to his tribe- Several diplomatic trips to Washington over complicated affairs- President Grant gave him the medal" on verso; Inscribed in pencil on dust cover, "Sioux - At Pine Ridge, S.D. and other agencies always in trouble with Gov'mt.- Obstreperous.- Army officer, replacing an agent said to me.- If the Lord Jesus Christ came to Pine Ridge Agency, in three weeks they would file charges against him and prove(underlined) it! Only a few malcontents, but they were clever propogandists" on verso.
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