Chief Smoke's (Oglala Teton Sioux) shirt.
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, Department of Anthropology.
Johanna Scherer, emeritus anthropologist at the Smithsonian Institution, posted a link and description for Material World of an online exhibition she has developed that traces her research into "a historical photograph of a manikin of a Native American and using it as evidence to re-identify museum artifacts that had lost their provenance over the course of more than a century."
The site, Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt: Historical Representation in the Museum as Seen Through Photo Analysis, includes a discussion of using historical photographs in museum research, the use of manikins in museum displays, biographical information on Red Cloud, and a description of the shirt (above) held by the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
A fuller version of her research will be published at a later date.
The site also links to a slide show produced in conjunction with the exhibition "Picture Puzzles: Red Cloud and His Uncle's Shirt" held at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.