Indian woman with baby in cradleboard.

Miller - Indian woman with baby in cradle board.jpg

Title

Indian woman with baby in cradleboard.

Description

Portrait of a woman, probably a member of the Crow Indian tribe, standing outdoors and supporting a cradleboard that holds an infant. The woman is smiling and wears a dress decorated with elk teeth, a long belt, a ring necklace, and looped beaded earrings. The cradleboard is decorated with beadwork and the baby is wrapped in a fringed blanket. Behind the woman and baby are trees, a horse, and a rail fence. This photograph is accredited to Fred E. Miller by Bud Lake. Note: In April 2016 Grant Bulltail provided information about this photograph: 'Weasel tracks are beaded onto the back of the cradleboard (looks like a giant 'H'). Strings of beads wrap the baby in the middle of the cradleboard. The spear-head like designs on the cradleboard symbolize the ability of being able to travel.'

Creator

Miller, Fred E., 1868-1936

Source

Montana Historical Society Research Center

Date

1898-1913?

Identifier

Lot 035 B05F01.09

Original Format

1 photographic print : black and white

Height (inches)

6 1/2 in.

Width (inches)

4 1/2 in.

Source

Montana Historical Society Research Center