Identification - Southern Plains? Nov 1, 2013 4:48:59 GMT -5
Post by grahamew on Nov 1, 2013 4:48:59 GMT -5
I posted this photo here amertribes.proboards.com/thread/358/help-identification?page=2 a while back, It was captioned, "This picture is purported to be a "Rare photo of Lonesome Charley Reynolds, a scout killed with Custer at the Little Bighorn. Here he is wearing a derby hat, with Chief Charlie Hogg, and Hogg's wife and child. Circa 1875." Gratefully received from David Hurlbut, the grandson of Walter Scott Reynolds' daughter, Bernice Ethel. It was given to him by his sister, Bernice, and she in turn received it from a friend who knew she was Charley's great-grandniece."
Now, I don't think it is Reynolds and I have no idea who Chief Charlie Hogg is. This variant turnd up at Cowan's:
Caption: "Sixth plate tintype of a white man posed with Cherokee Indians. The image was found in a family photo album belonging to the consignor's grandparents, and identified in the album as family member Vernon S. Merrick, who worked on the Cherokee Indian reservation in Oklahoma (Indian Territory), as an agent or other officer. The other subjects are described as a half-breed baby with its mother and the mother's brother."
I don't pretend to be an expert on moccasins, but the side fringe is Southern Plains, favoured by the Kiowa and Comanche but used by others, isn't it?:
Anyone got any ideas?