(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of Manuel Lachapa standing in profile and dressed as a Tatahuila dancer. He wears a feather headdress and net skirt with hanging feathers over cloth shorts (?). He holds two short sticks crossed together. His body and face are painted in white stripes. A man stands in the background.
Same image as the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) negative, N24291. According to catalog record for this image, this man is Rafel Charley, tatahuilla dancer at Eagle ceremony.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-1811/ Davis Coll/ COPY/ MESA GRANDE/ MANUEL LACHAPA DOING TATAHUILA/ DANCE AT INDIAN FIESTA/ 1907
According to additional information provided on 12/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The Tatahuila regalia includes eagle feathers dangling from the netting (typically agava or yucca fiber). The netting is worn either as a skirt or as a cape over one arm, often an owl feather headdress is used and the two wooden dance sticks often have a wide band of red paint at one or both end (leaving the center plain wood).