Apache Men with Rifle


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Mitchell & Baer / Prescott, Arizona Unknown ina0115pa.jpg IN-A-0115 B&W 1500.0115.0001 ina0115pa Stereograph Print 4x6 Historic Photographs 1880s Reproduction requires permission. Digital images property of SHM Library & Archives

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Two Apache men with Winchester rifle.  The man on the left is wearing a Tonto Apache war cap, as identified in the book, "The People Called Apache" (1974) by Thomas E. Mails.  The cap also resembles a medicine man's cap; however, a medicine man's cap was ussually made of owl feathers, while this cap appears to be made of fabric and feathers.  Caps such as this were believed to evoke strong supernatural powers that would help and protect the warrior in his endeavors.

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