Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence at 129 years old


RPPC of John Smith (Ka-Be-Nah-Gwey-Wence) at 129 years old. He was a Chippewa Indian from Cass Lake, Minnesota. Sold on eBay for $29.95.

10 comments:

sweetheartville said...

Woah.

Tattered and Lost said...

Fascinating face. Almost looks as if he's hidden behind tree bark,

Joey said...

I agree. I wonder about the things he's seen in 129 years, especially during the time that this was taken (the postcard was printed in 1918, so we can assume sometime before that). So, can you imagine him being born in the late 18th century (maybe 1789 or around there) and seeing the changes to his native land. No wonder there's some sadness to that face.

Tattered and Lost said...

And it's almost as if his eyes are disappearing. All that he's seen has caused the bark to grow creating a place to hide. It's an amazing face.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Smith_%28Native_American%29

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia has something to say, too: John Smith (Native American).

Pete said...

Wow. Imagine what his scrotum looked like...

Anonymous said...

It is not possible (yet) to live past 120 years. See: the Hayflick Limit.

Lehooo said...

Isn't the world record at 122?

Anonymous said...

wow! he was sold on eBay for 29 bucks.. didn't know eBay sold people..