The men in front of the tipi - the two Indians NOT holding hats would appear to be Thunder Hawk and Belly Fat/Walking Shooter (L-R); I feel I ought to know who the Indian on the far right is, but can't place him.
The man sitting in front of the rush wigwam lodge is Grey Wolf, a Winnebago and it's a Hamilton and Hoyt photo rather than one by your great great grandfather (though I've seen another photo of Grey Wolf clearly from the same session but in a different pose, in a mount belonging to James Cremer, 18 South Street, Philadelphia).
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Post by scottfairca on Jan 4, 2012 15:39:06 GMT -5
Hello Dietmar, James Lucas was my Great-Great Grandfather. The first photograph I posted is of him, with two of his three daughters, Ethel and Hattie. Hattie is my Great-Grandmother. If you look closely at the picture you will notice that he is actually taking the photo in the mirror, and is holding the camera in his hands. James was born in 1850 and died at his parents house in New York City in 1900. We think he died from mercury poisoning - an occupational hazard of photography at the time? I do have some more native american photographs and will post them when I have a chance to digitally scan them. I have also attached a couple pages of James Lucas's diary from 1896...one passage talks of Buffalo Bills Wild West Show, another talks of "StereoOpticon Story " which was the early version of motion picture shows - or silent movies.
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Post by scottfairca on Jan 5, 2012 12:12:00 GMT -5
Indian Schoolboys back of card....
Dietmar, what got you interested in American Native Culture? ...all the way in Germany.... by the way, Germany is an awesome country..I spent a month in Hanover (Laatzen) for CeBIT Conference and Tradeshow.
Post by kingsleybray on Aug 26, 2012 16:20:49 GMT -5
As I'm sure people have recognized, this great group photo is from Standing Rock Agency about the end of the 1870s. It was taken at the same session as another similar shot with much of the same personnel, standing in a different order. It would be good to posr it up in similar resolution if at all possible. All the individuals are identified on the other photo, so it should be easy to post up full id's for this great image as well.
I recognize Fire Heart V, third from right, John Grass, fourth from right, Walking Shooter (aka Belly Fat), second from left.
Thanks for posting this!
See thread "Group of Sioux Chiefs Standing Rock Agency" on these boards for the other photo.
Post by kingsleybray on Aug 27, 2012 6:35:56 GMT -5
A quick shout-out to LaDonna: on the new group shot from Standing Rock posted by lilo, there is a quite clear hill outlined in the background. Do you recognize the shape of the hill, and does it help us locating the two photographs exactly in the Standing Rock-Fort Yates vicinity?