Apache Men


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


Two unidentified Apache men posing with a Winchester rifle at a photography studio in Prescott, Arizona.  The man on the left is wearing a Tonto Apache war cap. The cap also resembles a medicine man's cap but usually 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.

Source: Book - "The People Called Apache" by Thomas E. Mails


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