Taken at the time of President Coolidge’s summer in South Dakota in 1927. The headdress was given to him by Chief Redbird of the Cherokee nation, a gift made for and accepted by every President from Wilson to Ford. The phrase above was actually a retort by Coolidge when chided for the East Coast reaction to a President wearing a cowboy outfit, during that same summer.

“Well, it’s good for people to laugh”

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