Native American Shoots Bow and Arrow Near Rock Creek

This is an odd photo from 1924. It’s clearly a staged shot of a Native American posing with his bow and arrow in Rock Creek Park.

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Native American in Rock Creek Park
Native American in Rock Creek Park

Source: Library of Congress

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  • Paul Wahler

    Actually, there is no arrow in photo. The boy is just pulling the bowstring. And he doesn’t look very Native American, either. Would love to see the text accompanying this photo