A Century Ago..."They Came as Sovereign Leaders"

January 14, 2009 – February 22, 2009

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sealaska Gallery, 2nd Level Floor Plan

On view are photographs of six great Native chiefs who participated in President Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 inaugural parade: Buckskin Charlie (Ute), American Horse (Oglala Sioux), Quanah Parker (Comanche), Geronimo (Chiricahua Apache), Hollow Horn Bear (Brule Sioux), and Little Plume (Piegan Blackfeet). While the chiefs were invited to add color to the parade, they arrived with their own concerns and actively sought President Roosevelt's attention to the needs of their people.

19-minute silent film featuring Quanah Parker; request screening in person at the Resource Center, 3rd floor