Spotted Eagle aka Two Eagles was a Itazipco leader at the Little Bighorn battle. Here are some photographs of him:
by L.A. Huffman
by L.A. Huffman
by R. L. Kelly
According to a source I found in the net, the war club owned by Chief Spotted Eagle is currently in the Keppler Collection but on lone to the National Museum of the American Indian. The war club is 50.5 inches long and 9 inches wide. The sides are decorated with brass tacks and 3 government issue knives inserted at one end made it an even more formidable weapon.
Here Spotted Eagle sits beside Big Foot when both were part of a delegation to Washington in 1888:
you have an eagle eye my friend, I'm pretty sure that is indeed Spotted Eagle. As to the other photograph, I think your right about the club, but on that basis, it could just as well be Long Dog, and from the photographs I've seen of him, I'd say the body shape is more Long Dog than Spotted Eagle,
I agree with Grahame, the photos posted here all show Spotted Eagle in the early 1880's, when he was middle aged. Also, if Young Spotted Eagle/ Scorched Lightning was indeed his son, a year of birth in the late 1830's or early 1840's would make much more sense...
Post by emilylevine on Sept 3, 2009 7:23:03 GMT -5
Thanks grahamew and jeroen. I will check the original ms. The Spotted Eagle piece is one that I have only transcribed; I have not worked on annotated footnotes yet (when hopefully I would have found this discrepancy). I really appreciate your help.
Post by kingsleybray on Sept 3, 2009 8:57:29 GMT -5
The famous Spotted Eagle was born about 1835 according to censuses, I wonder if Josephine Waggoner's birth date of 1859 refers to the son - the "Young Spotted Eagle" of Huffman's portrait. In the John G. Bourke diary for 1880 there is an entry about the visit of an Oglala delegation from Pine Ridge to Ft Keogh to meet the surrendered Canadian Lakotas. Bourke states that Young Man Afraid of His Horse and Spotted Eagle were brothers. That can't mean sons of the same two parents, but any other variation is possible. It could also mean adoptive hunka brothers I guess.
Looking with attention, in the inferior margin of the photo there are the reference numbers (3 for Gall - 4 for Low Dog, etc.) but i don't see the number 1 (Hump); this could help us for his identification... Now i send to Dietmar a close-up of Hump to facilitate the comparison. To me, Hump could be the man at far left, standing, with the cross, but it's very had to say... And yes, also to me the man with the war club could be Spotted Eagle. This mean that the source used by Dietmar for the identification (in the old site LBHA - thread "Low Dog photo) was wrong...
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Here the description:
S.J. MORROW STEREOVIEW OF PRISONERS AT FORT KEOGH, M.T.
A portrait of Prisoners at Fort Keogh, M.T., with Morrow's Yankton, D.T. imprint, sitters potentially identified as Chief Spotted Eagle at left, Chief Rain-in-the-Face (?) at center, and Chief Hump (?) at right. In the autumn of 1880, a large group of Sioux exiles, led by Spotted Eagle of the Sans Arc, crossed into Montana and surrendered at Fort Keogh. Morrow made portraits of many of them.