The man seated in the foreground, center left, is Wets It (aka Joshua He Wets It), a very prominent Assiniboin war leader wearing his famous headdress of antelope horns. Compare an 1898 portrait by F.A. Rinehart, National Anthropological Archives, Neg. No. gn_03719. Wets It holds a light-colored staff which has a human scalp attached near the top. Behind him, another man wearing an eagle feather headdress holds a "crooked lance" wrapped with strips of otter fur, an emblem of one of the warrior societies. It is likely all of the men shown here belonged to the same organization, with their wives and children. Several other, fine headdresses are seen, including two with buffalo horns, and two painted war shields carried by men at the left..."
This Site is awesome, referring back to Wolf points Post, thank you all for shareing this knowledge to everyone who may be interested in Assinaboine History, I am an Wetsit From Fort peck tribes and this makes me proud to come from a long legacy of Native peoples. Thank you..
I was trying to see what I could find online today to show a friend who is studying the subject and am kinda distressed to see my great great grandfathers things for sale on the internet... This is not only disrespectful, but to be honest hurts to see and makes me a little jealous... I have nothing in the physical realm that was ever owned by this man other than the blood in my veins... If anyone out there were to have such things and not treat them worth keeping (selling,giving away) please let me know, I have pretty much nothing in life, I'm d**n near homeless, I'm a direct descendant Gertrude "Tootie" Clark, birthed Roland Clark sr., and he had 2 kids before he died, Roland Jr and myself... Grandma always said when she dies I could have all her pictures of my dad and a trinket or two from grandpa First to Fly... I live in Seattle these days, when she passed I got nothing from her but a broken heart and a hug in a "dream" a few days later.. If you're reading this and have anything I could touch and pass down to my grandkids one day please let me know