"No.238 Beardy's Warriors (of Northwest Rebellion, Duck Lake, 1885). Duck Lake, N.W.T., July 13th. 1891." At Duck Lake on March 26, 1885. Riel and Dumont Vs. Crozer resulted in a battle which killed; 4 Metis, 1 Cree, 2 Police and 10 whites.
Aug. 8/2013 On back my photograph is a note; " ...Third from the left (sitting) is Almighty Voice,..., famed as a runner and hunter...Taken from the sixth Annual, "Scarlet and Gold" page 69." The photograph is from a collection of 13 images owned by R.C.M.P. veterinarian Ernest Joseph Camies who served during the Northwest rebellion. Almighty Voice would have been a teenager in the photo, and just a kid during the rebellion (his father did participate). That being said there seems to be some possibility that he was photographed in the group. The note on the back of the photo also contains inaccuracies like "A chief of the Blood band of the Blackfeet" and "Seven men (Constables and scouts) of the N.W.M.P. were injured before Almighty Voice was slain" both are part of the legendary pursuit of "Charcoal" another character in Canadian history with a similar tragic story. The photograph had been with the Camies family until a few years ago. Please be considerate that I am not trying to insinuate a fact just wanted to pass on what I thought was an interesting detail open to discussion.
Captioned "Chief Ka.Kee.Wis.Ta.Haw & Squaw." Chief Kahkewistahaw of the Rabbit SKin People, Lived from 1810-1906 Cree Nations. Signed treaty 4 in 1874.
"Indian Cree Chief Fox" Could this be a photograph of Chief Mahkaysis (Fox)? "A renowned hunter, peacemaker, and linguist" Who was head chief of the eastern Cree. Mahkaysis sons signed treaty four in 1874. CDV from 1874-1877 with peroid pencil annotation on back.
May 20/2015: During my research, since posting this photo, I have found an engraving of Chief Mahkaysis and believe now that this is a photograph of Mahkaysis. KĀ-K§WISTÜHÜW (Kahkewistahaw, meaning “he who flies around”), Plains Cree chief; b. c. 1810, probably near the site of Fort Ellice, Man., son of Le Sonnant; d. 1906 on the Kahkewistahaw Reserve, Sask.
Last Edit: May 21, 2015 21:25:14 GMT -5 by rory: continuing research
Cree and Saulteaux group on the File Hills Reserve in Saskatchewan - 1914 *Standing in back L-R: Pimotch or Mrs. Keewaydin (Cree), Kunayopasweays or Mrs. Jack Fisher (Cree), Piobskokamik or Mrs. Bear Floor (Cree), Kikakaykiswayo or Mrs. Buffalo Bow (Cree), Keeseekowpimotah or Day Walker (Cree), Iskwaysis or Mrs. Yellow Belly (Cree), Witawpaytuk or Mrs. Pimotat (Cree), Sakowsyquayo or Mrs. Playful Child (Cree) *Sitting in front L-R: Okimowk-kikile or Chief Hawk (Cree), Pinoway-moostoos or Crooked Nose (Cree), Star Blanket (Cree), Cheepoostatin or Pointed Cap (Saulteaux), Kamostosachappew or Buffalo Bow (Cree), Misstatik or Bear Floor (Cree), Migwanis or Mekwinness or Kuinness or Feather (Cree)
"Be good, be kind, help each other." "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other." --Abe Conklin - Ponca/Osage, (1926-1995)