Marshal George Bartlett, owner of the post office/store Louis Mousseau, Anthropologist and writer Warren King Moorhead and an Indian soldier/policeman - in Mousseau's store, which served as a base for journalists during the Ghost Dance 1890-91
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2019 11:36:08 GMT -5 by grahamew
I´ve been wondering about who is who in two intriguing group photos by Morledge for some time, but finally it helped to find a copy with handwritten identifications on the back at the Newberry Library (Edward E. Ayer Collection):
Good scans of the photos itself are available at the Denver Public Library:
Yes, John W. Russell, known as Buckskin Jack, born 1847 and died post 1912 (exact date unknown).
He came from Missouri to the West as a teen and worked for John Richard Sr. In 1875 he became a scout for General Crook and served for him in the 1876 Sioux War. Later he joined Buffalo Bill´s Wild West Show.
There´s a resemblance... but I´m not sure about it. The one with Big Nose is most likely one of Lt. Pershing´s Troop "B" of Oglala scouts, like Fast Horse and the one below, who stands behind Big Nose: