Sepia postcard photo of the Native American entertainer and
Postcard Photograph, unsigned: Sepia, 3½x5½. Ink notes (unknown
hand): "Chief Manitou, Pueblo Indian", dated on verso (with his name
re-written):1937. Chief Manitou, born Pedro Cejete, was a Pueblo Indian who
entertained visitors to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Manitou Springs,
Colorado, in the early 20th century. (His name derived from that of the
town.) No mere tourist attraction, Manitou himself used the railroad to
explore the West, and met with President Taft to discuss Native American
concerns, as recounted in Robert Cronk's pictorial history of the man,
Outbound Journey (2013) Edges and corners creased and soiled. Stained on
verso from previous mounting. Otherwise, fine condition.
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