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Welcome to Washington: 1913

Welcome to Washington: 1913

        In 1913, the Sioux chief Hollow Horn Bear led a delegation of Indians to the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. He caught pneumonia during the visit and died.

Washington, D.C., ca. 1913. "Hollow Horn Bear." Whose visage graced five-dollar bills and 14-cent postage stamps, and whose companion's figure has been whittled down by Harris & Ewing's retouchers. 8x10 glass negative. View full size.

 

Silver Certificate

The 1899 $5 Silver Certificate featured Hunkpapa Chief Running Antelope, who died about 16 years before this photo was taken.

14-center

Scan of the copy in my collection. Scott#565, issued May 1, 1923.

 
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