Center of Southwest Studies

Collection  P 003:
Theodore Hetzel photographs:
Group B.5.a: Apache Indians

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Wendell Chino and Solon Sombrero outside a Mescalero Apache church
Date/circa:  1962-06
Photographer: Hetzel, Theodore B. (Kennett Square, Pa.)
Subjects: Chino, Wendell (d. 1998); ; ; Apache Indians|vPictorial works; Dulce (N.M.)
Notes: Photo of two Native American men standing outside of a church building, with a young boy in the background. The back of this photoprint is labeled Mescalero. The man on the left (without a jacket) is Wendell Chino, former chairman of the Mescalero Apache. On his left is Solon Sombrero, a chief. Behind them is Chino's son Mark. Professor Hetzel remarked concerning this photo, "Sombrero, he was old enough to remember Geronimo. And here the boy stands with him, playing with a jet plane. In three generations, quite a contrast!" As president of the Mescalero Apache Nation and the National Congress of American Indians, Wendell Chino strengthened his people's self-determination.
Call number:  SW P003B5aFol1Item05

Links to other digitized images in the Theodore Hetzel photographs collection:

Group A:  Photos of topics pertaining to Indians Group B:  Photos of Indians Group C:  Photos pertaining to the Indian Rights Association and related organizations

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