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Chief Many White Horses / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Chief Many White Horses
Joseph Henry Sharp
oil on canvas
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Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
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Previous Number(s): 
612; 27760
Signed, "J.H.Sharp. 05." in lower right; Inscribed in pencil on dust cover, "1905-06 Chief Many White Horses- Blackfeet-Mont. Owned the last skin teepee of any Indians in U.S. acquired about 1905-6, now in S.W. Museum Los Angles- J.H.Sharp. Only Indian I ever saw (except Navajos) that let hair grow on his face!" on verso; Inscribed on paper attached to dust cover, "Chief Many Whote Horeses- Blackfeet - 1905 Owned the last all skin tepee (Buffalo elk etc. with legs) of any Indians in U.S. After couple years dickering he turned it over. I used to put it among the Crow teepees & used it in many pictures. It is now in S.W. Indian Museum, Los Angles Only Indian I have seen (except Navajo) that let hair grow on face-!" on verso.
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