Chief Otho Nelson

Title

Chief Otho Nelson

Description

Rappahannock chief Otho S. Nelson (18831967) shoots a wooden crossbow in a snowy yard with a clapboard house in this photograph by Frank G. Speck dated January 1942.

Speck (1881–1950) was a native of New York and a professor of anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Algonquian and Iroquoian tribes in the eastern United States and Canada.

Creator

Frank G. Speck

Date Created

January 1942

Source

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Format

Albumen print

Physical Dimension

3.5" x 2.5"

Coverage

twentieth century

Rights Statement: Information provided with the permission of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution