Naiche (Jos. Dykema?) (1/26/32), Eugene, Dr. Darling, Marjean

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Photographer: Reverend James O. Arthur (James Osborne Arthur), Non-Indian, 1887-1971

Subject: Chief Naiche (Natchez/Nahche/Christian Naiche, Sr./Nai-chi-ti), Chiricahua Apache, ca. 1857-1921
       Eugene Chihuahua, Chiricahua Apache, 1881-1965
       Margaret Jean Arthur, Non-Indian, b. 1913
       Dr. Darling, Non-Indian

Donor: James A. Jacobs (Jamie Jacobs), Non-Indian
     Barbara J. Jacobs (Barbara Jane Arthur), Non-Indian

Date Created: August 20, 1915

Catalog Number: N53149

Format: Nitrate negative

Image Type: Negative

Dimensions: 3.25 x 5.5 in.

Collection History: Reverend James Osborne Arthur (1887-1971) and his wife Katherine Arthur (1883-1960) were missionaries for the Reformed Church of America, working on the Nebraska Winnebago Reservation in 1913 and among the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apaches in the Whitetail section of the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico from 1914 to 1919. Their collection of photographs was inherited by their granddaughter, Barbara Jane Arthur Jacobs; donated to NMAI by Barbara Jacobs and her son Dr. James A. (Jamie) Jacobs in 2007.

Description: Outdoor photo of (R to L) Eugene Chihuahua, Chief Naiche (Natchez, 1857-1921), and Dr. Darling holding Margaret Jean Arthur (daughter of missionaries Reverend James and Katherine Arthur). Naiche wears a uniform with an Indian police badge.

Place: Mescalero Apache Reservation; Otero County; New Mexico; USA

Culture/People: Chiricahua Apache,Non-Indian

Culture Hierarchy: Apache>Chiricahua Apache

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Repository:National Museum of the American Indian

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