Saturday, October 20, 2012

Indian Camp



Welcome to Indian Camp week here at OPOD. We start with the wonderful photograph of a camp at the side of the lake. The Indians are not identified, but we know the picture was taken in 1904. The picture is a photochrom print, which was an early technique for making color prints of photographs.

5 comments:

  1. Love anything to do with the old west. Would really love a mountain man week

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  2. This is very obviously posed for the White Man's use. War bonnets were not for everyday wear, and had to be earned, as each feather signified a "coup". No way a small boy would have one! Also the Peace pipe was used in traaty signing ceremonies, again not for everyday use.

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  3. Thanks for clearing that up, Lady Anne. I thought it looked like a scene from a movie. Clever colouring though, for the day.

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  4. I didn't know they could do color back in ought 4. The pic is pleasing to my eye.

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  5. Also tepees were not part of the culture that used birch bark canoes.

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