There are numerous photographs of the Kiowa, Cheyenne and Comanche prisoners that were brought to Fort Marion, Florida in 1875. Perhaps we can identify a number of them. I start with some more familiar ones:
In the second little photo we have three very important Kiowa chief. From left: Lone Wolf (head chief) - Mamanti or Walks in the sky (sachem) - White Horse (war chief). Other two men unknown. Have you a best resolution of this image?
good idea to start this thread, there are many photographs of the prisoners in Florida, most of them without identifications. I haven´t seen the Medicine Water one, excellent!
Charlie, I think you are correct about Lone Wolf and Mamanti aka the Owl Prophet. He also sits next to Lone Wolf in the first scan posted by Jeroen. If it´s him in the photos, he must have died shortly afterwards.
from left: Captain Pratt, Lone Wolf, Owl Prophet, White Horse
I think next to White Horse is Woman´s Heart, not sure yet...
Grahamew: great images, never seen before in this resolution! I'm sure of this identification: the photo with 3 important chiefs and wives. Front row (sitting): Black Horse (Comanche) in the centre, his wife at left and Minimic or Eagle's Head (S. Cheyenne) at right. Second row (standing): Medine Water (S. Cheyenne) at right and his wife Mochi. Perhaps we could be descover other important chiefs in the group photos...
Wonderful images! The photographs including Mamanti (Sky Walker), the Owl Prophet, must have been taken shortly upon their arrival in Fort Marion, because he died shortly afterwards. Meanwhile I have three more: more drilling:
making arrows (probably to sell to tourists):
Comanches preparing a meal:
Originally 33 Cheyennes (of which one woman, namely Mochi, wife of Medicine Water and a woman warrior) were taken to Fort Marion as prisoners. With them went 18 wives and a number of other relatives, including children, 95 in all. In addition to the 26 Kiowas and 11 Comanches (plus their families) there were 2 Arapahos and a Caddo warrior. CHEYENNE: Heap of Birds. Mo-e-yau-hay-ist. Bear Shield. Nock-o-yo-uh. Eagle's Head. Minimic. Medicine Water. Mi-huh-heu-i-mup. Long Back. Cha-se-yun-nuh. White Man. Ow-us-sait. Rising Bull. O-to-as-tuh-hos. Broken Leg. Co-hoe. Bear's Heart. Nock-ko-ist. Star. Ho-i-toich. Howling Wolf. Ho-na-nist-to. Making Medicine. O-kuh-ha-tuh Antelope. Wuh-ah. Wolf's Marrow. Come-uh-su-rah. Little Medicine. Ma-ha-ih-ha-chit. Shave Head. O-uk-ste-uh. Roman Nose. Wo-uh-hun-nih. Big Nose. Pa-e-yis. Squint Eyes. Quch-ke-i-mus. Little Chief. Ko-we-o-narre. Matches. Chis-i-se-duh. Buffalo Meat. O-e-wo-toh. Buzzard. Mo-he-wih-kio. Soaring Eagle. O-uh-oh. Bear Killer. No-co-mis-ta Left Hand. No-mohst. Chief Killer. Noh-hu-nah-wih. Buffalo Calf. Mo-chi. Gray Beard. Big Moccasin. Lean Bear Shaving Wolf. Spotted Elk.
ARAPAHO: Packer. Nun-ne-ti-yuh. White Bear. Huh-noh-uh-co-ah. CADDO: Choctaw. Huh-nah-nee. KIOWA: Woman's Heart White Horse. Isa-tah. Beef. Wo-haw. Bad Eye. Ta-na-ti. Double Vision. So-gau-se. Bear-in-the-Clouds. Sa-a-mi-a-da. Lone Wolf. E-si-sim-ers. Ankle. On-ko-eht. High Forehead. Ohet-toint Boy. E-tah-dle-uh. Toothless. Zo-pe-he. White Goose. Tash-dle-tah Teeth. Zone-ke-uh. Old Man. Beah-ko. Good Talk. To-un-ke-uh Wild Horse. Ko-ba Flat Nose. Mau-ko-peh Wise. Au-lih. Kicking. Ko-ho. Bull (or Buffalo) with Holes in His Ears. To-o-sape. Bear Mountain. Tsait-kope-ta Pedro Biter. Zo-tom. Straightening an Arrow. Ih-pa-yah Sun. Co-a-bote-ta. Coming to the Grove. Ah-ke-ah. Man-Who-Walks-above-the-Ground. Mah-mante COMANCHE: Buck (or Red) Antelope. Eck-e-nah-ats. Dry Wood. Wy-a-ko. Black Horse. Po-ka-do-ah. Mad-a-with-t. Telling Something. Ta-a-way-te. Tail Feathers (or Little Feather.) Pe-eh-chip. Always-Sitting-Down-in-a-Bad-Place. Tis-cha-kah-da. Pile of Rocks. Quoi-yo-uh. Little Prairie Hill. Pa-voor-ite. Mother. Pe-ah-in. Ah-kes.
In the group of Cheyenne and Arapaho with one man leaning on the canon at right, the man with the small mouth, fringed striped blanket (Mexican?), sitting second from the left at the front is, I'm pretty sure, Buffalo Meat.
Here he is a few years later, photographed by J. F. Coombe in Kingfisher, Oklahoma: