(PEDRO CAJETE) CHIEF MANITOU - PICTURE POST CARD UNSIGNED CIRCA 1937 - HFSID 156757
Sale Price $234.00
Sepia postcard photo of the Native American entertainer and explorer
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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