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Photographer: Frederick Johnson (Fred Johnson), Non-Indian, 1904-1994

Subject: Dick King, Potawatomi [Parry Island, Ontario]

Date Created: Summer 1928

Catalog Number: N14406

Format: Acetate negative

Dimensions: 5 x 7 in.

Collection History: Frederick Johnson began his anthropological studies as a teenager, accompanying anthropologist Frank G. Speck (1881-1951) on trips to Native communities in Quebec. Between 1923 and 1929, Johnson studied at the University of Pennsylvania and conducted several research trips in Canada, some of which were sponsored by MAI. His photographs came to the MAI as an accompaniment to the objects he acquired for the Museum.

Description: Outdoor portrait of the man (Dick King, a chief?) wearing a fringed hide or cloth shirt, and beaded or embroidered hat, holding war club (162617.000) and dance rattles (162620.000) in the NMAI Collection. He stands in a field with small shed and woods in the background. See N14413 for a similar image

Place: Parry Island Reserve; Parry Sound District; Ontario; Canada

Archipelago: Great Lakes Islands

Island Grouping: Georgian Bay Islands

Island Name: Parry Island

Culture/People: Potawatomi [Parry Island, Ontario]

Culture Hierarchy: Potawatomi>Potawatomi [Parry Island, Ontario]

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Repository:National Museum of the American Indian

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