Fiesta Scene: Jicarilla Apache man in modern dress with weasel fur around braids
Clifford "Max" Miller
creator of digital collection
This is probably a scene at the Fiesta. The star brand on the horse indicates that it is an Apache horse. Some men's braids were wrapped in weasel skins, a carry over of an earlier custom, along with a neckerchief, worn for color and the adoption of a western pattern. The chaps of the rider, always worn by cattlemen, were for protection against rough-riding country. The rider was probably an employee of the government.
date of photograph
USA, New Mexico, Jicarilla Apache Reservation, Stone Lake Fiesta Site
3x4.5 black and white photographic print scanned with Epson Expression 10000XL at 1000dpi, 16-bit grayscale.
use with permission Denver Museum of Nature and Science