Chiefs of the Six Nations at Brantford, Canada, explaining their wampum belts to Horatio Hale September 14, 1871



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English: Chiefs of the Six Nations at Brantford, Canada, explaining their wampum belts to Horatio Hale September 14, 1871. Image shows Joseph Snow (Hahriron), Onondaga Chief;George H. M. Johnson (Deyonhehgon), Mohawk chief, Government interpreter and son of John Smoke Johnson; John Buck (Skanawatih), Onondaga chief, hereditary keeper of the wampum; John Smoke Johnson (Sakayenkwaraton), Mohawk chief, speaker of the council; Isaac Hill (Kawenenseronton), Onondaga chief, fire keeper; John Seneca Johnson (Kanonkeredawih), Seneca chief.

Hale inscribed these photographs, which he sent to colleagues, "The wampum belts were explained to me on the reserve, at the residence of Chief G. H. M. Johnson; and at my request the chiefs afterwards came with me to Brantford, where the original photograph . . . was taken.--H. Hale, Clinton, Ont." This copy of the photographs was one that belonged to J. N. B. Hewitt.

Date 14 September 1871(1871-09-14)
Source Smithsonian Institution, Call no. NAA PHOTO LOT 86-58
Author Hale, Horatio (collector)
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This photograph also is in the Musee de Seminaire, Quebec, Album 6-G, p. 109.

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