Shan, found the discussion finally...I think the answers to all the questions/comments about the deep ravine incident and why is to read Standing Bear's testimony. He tells exactly what he saw and what others confirmed for him as he developed his paintings. At least that is what I took away from those discussions. Hope this helps.
I also replied earlier but it didn't take. Yes, I'm sure they'll want a fee of some sort, especially if you want enlargements which they normally don't have. They also usually have a clause that no enlargements may be made although they might relent in that if you ask. If they don't have, they'll want payment for a phtotographer, etc.
Three new pieces - Kicking Bear, Standing Bear, and White Bird.
Rod, I agree, but I find that on both the LBH boards that there's a great reluctance to take the Indian art work seriously, in fact I get the distinct impression that a lot of posters can't even be bother to look, let alone evaluate them.
Although I should have been getting on with other things, I've spent today reading through your book again and what a pleasure its been. As a side issue, I was interested in the slight differences in the two sets of White Bulls drawings. He's very consistent in depicting his own apparel and the colour of his horse, but I wonder why he insists, as do many other Indian artist, in showing the soldiers wearing forage caps?
So, new work by the three men that you mentioned. So where, or when, can we get to see them, I'm frothing at the bit?
Shan, thanks and I agree wholeheartedly...just like they have never really taken the time to understand and use the warrior narratives. I frankly chalk it up to bias - the worst kind - and reluctance to use so that the "pet theories" are not unseated. That may be a mite harsh but my experience is that some "serious" historians still contend the art is cartoonish and the narratives contrived. Argh.
The portrayal of soldiers follows what I and others feel is a standard way to portray them so as to not mistake who the antagonists were. I think that is the case in White Bull's depictions.
I have considered an update revision to Rubbing Out Long Hair for both images and verbiage. I've learned lots in the decade since it was published and it should be more "correct" shall we say. Financially, it would cost twice as much to do the redo than the original and that was costly. I'll have to continue to work on how. Once I have the images I need ($$$) I might be able to post them here with permissions. That's the other aspect of all this...permissions are not as easily obtained (cultural considerations and all by the holders) as they were a decade ago. In some cases, tribal consent must also be obtained. I am always very careful and respectful and folks know that. Generally, if the image has been commercially published before there is little if any reluctance but I always check.
Thank you for your kind words about the book...a labor of love.