From a portrait of Chief Joseph to famed image of Sitting Bull, a team of researchers announced on Tuesday that many historic photographs of Native American Chiefs are actually selfies.
“We long suspected that these iconic images were selfies and can now confirm that after years of analysis this is indeed the case,” said lead researcher Richard Unger, a professor at the University of Missouri.
“How they were able to lift these heavy early devices in one hand, aim them at themselves and then take a perfectly framed and lit photograph is truly a wonder.”
The discovery also casts doubt on the long held belief that many of the images were captured by early photographers like Edward S. Curtis.
The research team said further study was required before they could definitely say whether the Chiefs ever attempted to employ duck lips or if any of the images were taken in bathrooms.