An Arapaho Native American (second from left) with other Arapaho or Cheyenne Native American males in full headdress. The four of them sit atop patterned horses as they ride through the city, and each hold patterned flags in their right hands; it is unknown what designs are on the flags. Their dress outfits are made of leather and adorned with beads and quillwork. The man on the far right is also wearing a button-down collared blouse under his native garb. The old, tired expressions of the men in the photograph are a sharp contrast to the new cement and brickwork of the building behind them, symbolizing the integration of the old with the new. Several young children playing with a ball are also visible in the background and greatly stand out against the traditional attire of the Native American men. This photograph documents a strong change of the times, as well as the importance of tradition and culture.
From the collection of Fred Bodin of Gloucester MA. Fred was a long time resident and well-known photographer of Gloucester and had one of the best private collections of New England nautical photographs in private hands. Fred was a photojournalist having graduated with this degree from Syracuse University and worked for Yankee Magazine. Fred passed away in 2016 and HIP purchased his collection from his estate.