I´ve been working for some time on the identifications of all 1857/58 delegation members of the various Indian nations in Washington, but only some of them are definite. More probably later...
Pipe Chief aka Medicine Pipe Chief probably stands just behind Man Chief aka Petalesharo.
There were 16 Pawnee delegates plus Samuel Allis (interpreter/missionary) and Major Dennison (agent) and his daughter visiting the East in 1857/58 and meeting President Buchanan. The Chaui (Grand), Kitkehahki (Republican), Pitahauerat (Tappah) and Skidi (Loup) Pawnee tribes each sent four delegates.
The full photograph of the edited picture above actually was taken on December 31, 1857 at the White House.
Thank you so much for your reply! I recognized Petalesharo, but it's nice to see others. Family lore has always said Big Spotted Horse (my 3rd great-grandfather) went to DC to meet the president. However, I can find no record of him being there, nor can I recognize him in any photo. Can you shed any light on the matter?
I have the names of all 16 Pawnee delegates of 1857/58, but Big Spotted Horse is not among them. I haven´t been able to find any record of him in later delegations to Washington, yet. It doesn´t mean he wasn´t there. I´ll keep my eyes open.
Big Spotted Horse, as I´m sure you know, was indeed a delegate to the Grand Council at Okmulgee, Indian Territory, in 1875.
Last Edit: Aug 16, 2018 17:07:48 GMT -5 by Dietmar