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The Photography of Horace Poolaw (1906–1984)

For fifty years, Horace Poolaw, Kiowa, chronicled the daily lives of friends, family and neighbors in southwestern Oklahoma. A retrospective of his work, "For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw," is currently on display at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., through June 4, 2017.
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Danny Williams, left, and George “Woogie” Watchtaker (Comanche) at the American Indian Exposition. Anadarko, Oklahoma, ca. 1959. 45EXP17. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.
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Danny Williams, left, and George “Woogie” Watchtaker (Comanche) at the American Indian Exposition. Anadarko, Oklahoma, ca. 1959. 45EXP17. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.

Eula Mae Narcomey Doonkeen (Seminole) in the American Indian Exposition Parade. Andarko, Oklahoma, ca. 1952. 45EXCW6. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.
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Eula Mae Narcomey Doonkeen (Seminole) in the American Indian Exposition Parade. Andarko, Oklahoma, ca. 1952. 45EXCW6. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.

Left to right: Juanita Daugomah Ahtone (Kiowa), Evalou Ware Russell (center), Kiowa Tribal Princess, and Augustine Campbell Barsh (Kiowa) in the American Indian Exposition parade. Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1941. 45EP9. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted
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Left to right: Juanita Daugomah Ahtone (Kiowa), Evalou Ware Russell (center), Kiowa Tribal Princess, and Augustine Campbell Barsh (Kiowa) in the American Indian Exposition parade. Anadarko, Oklahoma, 1941. 45EP9. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted

Left to right: Sindy Libby Keahbone (Kiowa) and Hannah Keahbone (Kiowa). Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1930. 57PC2. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.
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Left to right: Sindy Libby Keahbone (Kiowa) and Hannah Keahbone (Kiowa). Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ca. 1930. 57PC2. © 2014 Estate of Horace Poolaw. Reprinted with permission.

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