Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 26, 2011 19:09:22 GMT -5
This is a beautiful collection with captioned photographs. Scroll through it and you will see many faces we have discussed here.
Between 1887 and 1892, John C.H. Grabill sent 188 photographs to the Library of Congress for copyright protection. Grabill is known as a western photographer, documenting many aspects of frontier life — hunting, mining, western town landscapes and white settlers’ relationships with Native Americans. Most of his work is centered on Deadwood in the late 1880s and 1890s. He is most often cited for his photographs in the aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
I made of list of Grabill´s (Indian) photographs, which were all numbered by Grabill himself, from several sources. The list is not yet complete:
2558 The Indian Girl´s Home. A group of Indian Girls and Indian Police at Big Foot´s village on reservation. (1890) 3556 „Ready to Dance“ Sioux Indians ready for their war dance; squaws circled around in wagons. 3557 Indian Dance, Sioux Indians dancing 3559 An Indian Village. Big Foot and Spotted Elk´s village on the Cheyenne. 3561 Three of Uncle Sam´s Pets. Three Indians in group.(1890) 3564 At the Dance. Part of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian Grass dance on Reservation. (1890) 3564 ½ At the Dance. Part of the 8th U.S. Cavalry and 3rd Infantry at the great Indian Grass dance on Reservation. (1890) 3565 Five Indian Warriors.
3608 INDIAN CHIEFS Who counciled with Gen. Miles and settled the Indian War. (1891) 3525 INDIAN CHIEFS Who counciled with Gen. Miles and settled the Indian War. (1891) 3609 Villa of Brule. The great hostile Indian Camp on River Brule near Pine Ridge, S.D. (1891) 3527 Gen. Miles and staff (1891) 3630 Indian Chiefs and U.S. Officials (1891) 3630 (b) Indian Chiefs and U.S. Officials (1891) 3632 What´s left of Big Foot´s Band (1891) 3633 What´s left of Big Foot´s Band (1891) 3648 The Great Hostile Camp (1891) 3636 Hostile Indian Camp (1891) 3663 A Pretty Group at an Indian tent (1891) 3690 Tasunka Ota (alias Plenty Horse) The slayer of Lieut. Casey, near Pine Ridge, S.D. (1891)
I haven´t seen the photographs with numbers 3556,3557 and 3559, which very likely have been taken in the summer of 1890, does anyone have scans of them?