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Alaxchiiaahush / Many War Achievements / Plenty Coups

Wendy Red Star

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

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.
MEDIUM Inkjet print
DATES 2014
DIMENSIONS each panel: 25 × 17 in. (63.5 × 43.2 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D.
PROVENANCE Before 2018, purchased from the artist by Loren G. Lipson; 2018, gift of Loren G. Lipson to the Brooklyn Museum.
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CAPTION 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)
EDITION Edition: 1/15
IMAGE overall, 2018.19.5b_PS9.jpg., 2018
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Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke (Crow), born 1981). <em>Alaxchiiaahush / Many War Achievements / Plenty Coups</em>, 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)