Clarence Grant Morledge (sometimes spelled Moreledge) was one of the photographers present when events at Pine Ridge took place that led to the massacre at Wounded Knee.
Morledge, only 19 years of age, arrived with a group of newspaper reporters in November 1890. Many of the photographs he took there over the next months can be found at the Denver Public Library in excellent quality.
The photos often show groups of Indians, whites and soldiers. I wonder how many of them could be identified. Let´s try...
The first one post is a photograph of US troops. Among them are two unidentified Indians. Do they look familiar to anyone?
"Pine Ridge Agency, S.D. army camp Red Cloud, Native American Oglala Lakota Sioux, poses among U. S. uniformed soldiers holding rifles in the wall tent camp, Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota. The boarding school shows in background."
We´ve had this photograph by Morledge in the "Big Road"-thread... it shows newspaper reporters with an unidentified Indian man. As I had stated earlier, I think he is Big Road, Oglala:
from left to right: C.H. Cressey (Omaha Bee Correspondent), William F. Kelley (Nebraska State Journal), Major John Burke, Big Road, Alfred Burkholder (New York Herald), Chamberlain (South Dakota Gazette), Charles W. Allen, (Chadron Democrat/New York Herald) [identifications of white men by Denver Public Library]