Pilamaya yelo! The photo's are another blessing to my eyes. I noticied the last photo entitled (sinte and wives). "Wives" I have seen this over and over many times. Many of our men relatives had "wives". ??
well, this drawing was called ''Sinte and his six wives" but Grandpa says that it was Sinte's Lakota humour and no one got it. But yes many men had more than one wife back then. But the term ''wife'' was not what we think of it now. Some wives were just brought into the family, say when her husband died, a man would take her in to his tiospaye and tipi and she would live/work as part of the family. Thats how I understand it anyway.
Post by johnnycobra on Nov 10, 2012 7:01:50 GMT -5
I agree with Miyello my Great Grandfather Tomichicut (Blackbeard) had people in his family which were wives of men who died. I believe one of those name is Navonywoopatsa and her two children also the son of Black Horse,"Sawwithtakqua".
I would like to add information to Dr. Kavanagh book that my Great grandfather was a captive Mexican boy who became a chief and his given name was Cayetano Garcia (My last name) but alas, I cannot find a picture of him!!!!
Ref T. Kavanagh "The Comanches- a history 1706-1875"