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Lot 7074
Three different original period photographs the largest 11 by 14 inches depict a scene at a Navajo Enemy way or Squaw dance, a three night healing ceremony held during the Summer. Shown are men on horseback watching a group of Navajo Mud Clowns, dressed only in breech cloth and there bodies smeared in mud. On the final day of the ceremony, these Clowns enter the ceremonial Hogan and touch the person for whom the Ceremony is being held to release the hole of whatever evil is afflicting the individual. Afterwards they try to catch a unsuspecting individual attending the ceremony whereupon they toss the individual into the air and into the mud. the second photograph an unidentified Navajo man measuring 5 by 7 inches holding a handmade quirt, identified on reverse as "Happy". The third photograph measuring 8 by 10 inches depicts young woman in traditional garb wrapped in a Navajo blanket with her child.

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NAVAJO INDIAN RESERVATION 1911 PHOTO LOT

Estimate $100 - $300May 20, 2017
Tallahassee, FL, USA