I have had to tweak the exposure on this cabinet card to make it easier to ID. I’ve looked at hundreds of Hamilton images and not seen this individual. No idea if he is Brule, but I thought I would start here. Thanks in advance for any ideas or assistance. CrowBaby
They appear to be wearing the same items around their necks. Both have very defined cheekbones. My image is of such poor, washed out quality it is difficult to say that they are one in the same individual.
Mouth, shape of face and necklace are the same or very similar. My guess is that JH copied the Charles Hamilton to sell. As for him being a Santee... Possibly one of those still living the high life on the Plains with the Northern Lakota; possibly a Yankton or Yanktonai, like a lot of Hamilton subjects from this time. It's a great find, though.
Last Edit: May 2, 2019 14:13:18 GMT -5 by grahamew
Thanks! There were four great images in the middle of this 19th c album I stumbled across that was falling apart, the remainder were just your average midwesterners. Of the other three, one was marked J.H. Hamilton with the same backstamp as above, the others unmarked. The other Hamilton was of two of Spotted Tail’s daughters. The unattributed portraits were the Hočąks Sąjamąnįga and Cenązigą. It was a very fortunate find.
Last Edit: May 2, 2019 17:33:58 GMT -5 by crowbaby