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Keith Sun Bear, Branded Man, at Gerald Ice's home. [Front portrait]

From: Photographs of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.

Keith Sun Bear, Branded Man, at Gerald Ice's home. [Front portrait]

From: Photographs of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota.

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Creator: Luck, Owen Craig, 1947-
Date: 2003
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Abstract:
5.6. Branded Man, Keith Sunbear is Oglala and Teton Lakota. Born 08/02/50 in Wounded Knee, Keith Sun Bear grew up on the Pine Ridge Resercation. After graduating from high school, he served as an M.P. in the US Army in Germany, 1970 through 1972. In 1973 Keith was under siege with AIM (American Indian Movement) at Wounded Knee. He also served eight years in prison for homicide. The ink on his body tells the story of how he perceives his place in the world. Plagued by bouts of drug and alcohol abuse, Keith struggles to remain connected to the spiritual ways of the Lakota. Through he has participated in the Hamblecha and the Inipi, he is not a Sun Dancer. He told me he did not know why he did not Sun Dance, other than he was not certain he was prepared spiritually.
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 27.8 x 35.4 cm.
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Box 5
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Image #5
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 16189071
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