Post by kingsleybray on Jan 26, 2017 11:25:41 GMT -5
so interesting to read about the friendship btw trader John Robb and the White Bull family. Thanks for the new details, Dietmar.
I have tried to learn more about White Bull, his band affiliation and family connexions, but so far have drawn a blank. He snaps into focus in 1875-76, then blurs right out again. He does not appear, under that name at any rate, in the 1871 roll of family heads at Cheyenne River.
There is an 1872 listing of Lakotas who had built cabins and started farming at Cheyenne River -- a list rather more extensive than you might think. A man named White Bull is listed among the people (Sans Arcs) who had settled on the east bank of the Missouri with the chief Yellow Hawk. I'm not 100% sure that this is the same White Bull. On the other hand that presumably is his own cabin in the Morrow pictures. Henry W. Bingham, pictured with White Bull, was agent at Cheyenne River from August 1872 through August 1876.