Post by Ghost Eagle on Sept 8, 2019 19:04:59 GMT -5
This photo, which is labeled: "This photo is also in Powell´s "People of the Sacred Mountain". It was made in 1908 at a great gathering in the valley of the Little Bighorn. Two Moons and other Cheyennes along with representatives of other tribes assembled some thirty years after the battle. Wooden Leg also described the gathering in Marquis´ book about him. — Dietmar Schulte-Möhring"
...is a really great photo as Two Moons was a Kit Fox 'little chief' and he is holding a Kit Fox short lance, wrapped in otter fur, with the tip resting on the ground. He was one of the nine officers for the Fox warriors, positions all Cheyenne warrior society's had. Last Bull was the headman among the northern Foxes and Two Moon may have eventually been the 2nd headman or at the very least one of the two messengers that sat by the door of a Cheyenne society lodge, the two headmen, one being senior, sitting opposite the door. The messengers were 'little chiefs' who were the go-betweens for the Chiefs lodge and the society lodge during any ceremonial or official discussions. I thought this was a fantastic photo and just wanted to share.
Cheyenne Primacy: The Tribes' Perspective As Opposed To That Of The United States Army Dr. Margot Libery and W. Raymond Wood, Ph.D., Emeritus, University of Missouri