Chief George L. Nelson

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Title

Chief George L. Nelson

Description

Rappahannock chief George L. Nelson, wearing an elaborately beaded or embroidered fringed cloth jacket and an upright feather headdress, stands in front of a wooden clapboard house. The photograph may have been taken during a Nanticoke powwow in Millsboro, Delaware, in 1927. Nelson's outfit is now in the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian.

The photographer Frederick "Fred" Johnson (1904–1994), of Massachusetts, was a student of the famed anthropologist Frank G. Speck at the University of Pennsylvania. As an anthropologist, archaeologist, linguist, and photographer, he studied American Indians in the eastern United States and Canada.

Creator

Frederick Johnson

Source

National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

Date

1927

Rights

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

Coverage

twentieth century
Delaware

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7" x 5"

Files

N14756.jpg

Citation

Frederick Johnson, “Chief George L. Nelson,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 3, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/235.

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