Alaxchiiaahush / Many War Achievements / Plenty Coups
Wendy Red Star
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
On View: American Art Galleries, 5th Floor, From Colonies to States, 1660–1830
Wendy Red Star’s 1880 Crow Peace Delegation series features the artist’s handwritten notations about Native American heritage, history, and identity on reproductions of Charles Milton Bell’s photographs of Crow leaders. The original photographs were taken in 1880 during a historic meeting between the Crow delegation and the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., to negotiate the expansion of the Northern Pacific Railway through the Crow reservation in Montana. Shortly afterward, these photographs began to circulate as part of a stereotyped, commercialized, and flattened understanding of Native American leadership, a market further fueled by artists such as Harry C. Edwards, whose stunning yet stylized portrait of Handsome Morning is on view nearby.
each panel: 25 × 17 in. (63.5 × 43.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
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Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke (Crow), born 1981). Alaxchiiaahush / Many War Achievements / Plenty Coups, 2014. Inkjet print, each panel: 25 × 17 in. (63.5 × 43.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2018.19.5b. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2018.19.5b_PS9.jpg)
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