This one is interesting. As the caption says it was taken at Cheyenne River Agency. I´m still trying to discern the individuals in the photo, it seems to me that the ones sitting in the middle row are (from left to right):
No Heart, Martin Charger, (white man), Joseph Four Bears, Swift Bird
The current auction at Cowan´s has a new and interesting portrait of White Buffalo, a photo I haven´t seen before.
The mount of the photograph is by Deadwood photographer L. W. Stilwell, but from the backdrop and the style of the picture it is obvious that the original was taken by William Richard Cross. He also took pictures of Womans Dress and White Bird, both Oglalas, in front of the same backdrop, probably during the same session.
I assume this is not the Mniconjou White Bull, but possibly a Pine Ridge chief named White Buffalo. Do we know anything about this man?
Post by kingsleybray on May 20, 2015 9:33:36 GMT -5
Any ideas of the likely age of this photo, Dietmar? There was a Pine Ridge headman named White Bull, according to John Colhoff the leader of the Peshla (Bald Head) band, Porcupine District. He has an interesting family background, and it would be nice to work out if this is he.