(Documentary Artifact): One b/w negative of a Cahuilla Indian man, Sepharino Apapas, standing in the doorway of a structure made of branches and logs and holding up a rattle. He wears a wide-brimmed hat, kerchief tied around his neck, shirt, vest, pants and shoes. Same image as OP 15362-518; notes on this print indicate the date to be August 4, 1911.
Notes on negative envelope:
86:15900-677/ Davis Coll/ 86 dup/ Mesa Grande – Sepharino Apapas/ Cahuilla dancer + singer/ Sept. 1910/
According to additional information provided on 10/2011 by a member of the E.H. Davis Project Scholar Advisory Committee: The man is holding a rattle made from a carved piece of wood and tin can. This form of rattle was made as a substitute for rattles traditionally created from elements such as turtle shells, deer hooves, and gourds. The Tin Can rattle would be used to accompany allegoric vocal songs.