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Potshuno, a celebrated athlete

Potshuno, a celebrated athlete
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 27cm


Portrait of a celebrated athlete (named Potshuno) from Nambe pueblo, standing. According to James Stevenson's original note for this photograph (prepared circa 1885), the 'height of this Indian is six feet two inches; weight 170 pounds. He is celebrated for his fleetness, having surpassed every Indian, American, and Mexican against whom he has run.'

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
United States of America
New Mexico; Nambe
Cultural Group
SW Pueblo Tewa
John (Johannes) Karl Hillers
1879 - 1880

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