John Hauser Apr 9, 2012 3:25:27 GMT -5
Post by grahamew on Apr 9, 2012 3:25:27 GMT -5
Hauser's Bald Eagle, Sioux.
Little Bald Eagle, Sicangu Lakota, at right; photo by Enno Meyer, yet another Cincinnati artist, 1896.
"In 1896 Zoo officials posted a $10,000 bond to the Federal government for the purpose of hiring Indians to present a Wild West event at the Cincinnati Zoo to replicate Buffalo Bill's financially successful programs. More than forty Rosebud Sioux men signed contracts with an "X." They brought wives, female friends, and children and camped at the zoo for more than three months. The event attracted artists such as Henry Farny and J. H. Sharp as well as photographers such as Sharp and Enno Meyer. Meyer left a legacy of approximately fifty glass negatives, numerous prints, and hand-written letters from several Rosebud Sioux. This documentation, including identical images, is curated in the Department of Anthropology of the Cincinnati Museum Center. A letter from one of the Sioux men who participated in the program and addressed to Sharp is curated at the Buffalo Bill Historical Society."
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Another Meyer photo of Little Bald Eagle
I'm fairly sure it's the same man, but I'd love to find the actual photo Hauser used...
However, I was interested to read that Little Bald Eagle was killed at Santiago de Cuba in 1898; presumably he was a Rough Rider and one of the "much wilder type", according to Roosevelt, as opposed to those Indians recruited from Oklahoma.