I have seen several photo's of Blossom over the years, from a young girl.......to a grown woman.......to middle age and even as an elder. Her forehead, eyes, jawline and general shape of her face proves "at least to me" that the woman in both group photo's is not Blossom.......yet is indeed Irene Gooday.
Hi Mithlo, I have a new ID for old photograph. St. Louis Group: From L. to R.: Alchintoyeh Regis (1875 – 1920), Spitty Clara Belle, Spitty's wife (1880 – 19??), Spitty Erick (1868 – 1927), Geronimo, Ulzana, Zha-an-zhe Sally, daughter of Bishtoyey, wife of Mithlo and Sundayman (1869 –19??) and Kaytah.
Exept from The St. Louis Republic., June 27, 1901, Page 5: "The other Indians or the party were Regis, Johsanny, Kayh Tah. Spltty. Thomas Daheya, who is a grandson of the chief, and two squaws, Belle and Zha Zhee."
Exept from ALBUQUEBQUE MORNING JOURNAL - July 25, 1925
INDIAN WOMAN GIVES POISON TO AID CUPID
Clara Spitty and Casper Cailas, Mescalero Held for Plot Against Life of Woman's Husband Clara Spitty and Casper Cailas, Indians from Mescalero reservation, are held here on a government charge of attempted murder of Clara's husband. Eric Spitty, in a trial before United States Commissioner A. F. Monger Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Spitty pleaded guilty, charging Cailas was Instigator of the crime. Both are in jail here In lieu of $1.000 bond each. She is to appear In federal court, Albuquerque, August 3, Cailas to await action of grand Jury. Mrs. Spitty's confession was thru while Eric was herding sheep in the White Tall area of the reservation, she was living secretly with Cailas. They conspired to kill Eric so they could marry. She said they ought the strychnine at Tularosa on the pretext of poisoning a dog. Clara worked the poison into meat which she sent to Eric, she stated. The meat tasted bitter, Eric said, and he threw some to the dog, which died In a few minutes. Clara testified she was wakeful all night, thinking Eric was dead, but was surprised when he appeared at the wigwam next morning. She put poison in his gravy [for breakfast, she said. Suspicious, he made her take some, but (she ran to the door and spit it out. This killed the family cat and Eric told his troubles, to friends, who notified Indian authorities. In the crowded court room hero Eric testified to the, above facts, but hung close to Clara, protecting her as much as possible. His little children, two and four, hung to his knees. His mother dropped her stoical attitude and sobbed violently, crying how sorry she was. Eric fought when remanded to jail and was taken bodily to a cell by three police officers. Clara, is over 40, and married to Spitty for 20 years. Cailas is one of the Fort Sill band, and said to be a trouble maker at the agency.
Eric Spitty 1868 – 1927 Clara Spitty 1880 – 19?? Casper Cailis 1876 – 1960
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