Stunning Portraits of Young Navajo Boy, ca. 1907

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These photographs were taken in 1905 or 1907 by photographer Carl Everton Moon (1879–1948). According to the Huntington Library, Carl Moon’s title read “Navajo Boy. Che-bah-nah.”

There is conflicting information about the identity of the individual depicted. According to the Huntington Library, the man is Diné (Navajo), and the word “Bi-yazh” is transcribed from the print. According to the Getty Museum, the model may actually be Esikio Tobar (1893–1950) of the Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas, wearing Diné (Navajo) dress.

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