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According to Forrest Fenn in The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance, “Sharp’s favorite model and close friend was Jerry (Elk Foot) Mirabal. Upon his death at Taos Pueblo at the age of 110 the Indians went into mourning and the pueblo was closed to all outsiders for three days.”

Patricia Janis Broder, Taos: A Painter’s Dream (Boston, MA: Little, Brown & Company, 1980), page 55, illustrated halftone

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