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Chief Iron Tail

(Drawn with charcoal) (Oglala Lakota) 1842 -1916 A wise counselor and diplomat, always dignified, quiet and never given to boasting. He seldom made a speech and cared nothing for gaudy regalia. While in Washington, D.C. he was chosen as one of 3 models for the Indian head profile on the Buffalo Nickel. Buffalo Bill was quoted as saying "Iron Tail is the finest man I have ever known, bar none."

Image size: 22 x 16.5"

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Taken on May 22, 2010