I agree that the image was not taken at Fort Rice in 1868. William T. Hughes was Indian Agent at Standing Rock from Dec. 1876 to October 1878. And he did have a daughter named Ella, born about 1869. I am not sure how long he remained in Dakota Territory after his term as agent but he had certainly moved back to Chicago by 1880. John H. Hammond (1830-1890) served as superintendent of Dakota Superintendency from 1877 to 1880. As I recall, his office was in Yankton but he visited Standing Rock on a number of occasions. I think this information would bracket the photograph as having been taken some time between 1877 and 1880 -- probably either 1877 or 1878.
Ah - I have found proof that John Hammond was at Standing Rock in 1877. See attached scan from autograph book of my great aunt Louise Picotte DeGrey Van Solen.
Post by kingsleybray on Aug 27, 2012 8:43:58 GMT -5
Synthesis of information on individuals in the photograph, including Lakota band affiliations:
Bear Face [Hunkpapa: Droopy thingy band], Walking Shooter (aka Belly Fat) [Hunkpapa: Droopy thingy band], Bear Ribs II [Hunkpapa: Droopy thingy band], Thunder Hawk [Hunkpapa: Droopy thingy band], High Bear [Upper Yanktonai: Takini band], Lone Dog [Upper Yanktonai], Black Eye [Upper Yanktonai], Big Head [Upper Yanktonai], Mrs. Galpin [Two Kettle-Hunkpapa], Ella Hughes [daughter of Standing Rock Agent W. T. Hughes], Col. Hammond [Office of Indian Affairs regional Superintendent], Mrs. Alma Parkin [daughter of Mrs Galpin], Running Antelope [Hunkpapa: Sore-Back Horses band], Young Two Bear [Lower Yanktonai: Burnt Faces band], Cottonwood [Lower Yanktonai], Gray Bear [Lower Yanktonai?}, John Grass [Sihasapa: Crow Feather Hair Ornaments band], Young Fire Heart [Sihasapa: Real Sihasapa band], Wolf Necklace [Upper Yanktonai: ], Mrs. Van Solen [daughter of Mrs Galpin]
Here my belated "five pence" to the topic. We have Alma Galpin Parkin and Louise Van Solen (both daughters of Eagle Woman Picotte Galpin) in the above picture. Alma married Henry S. Parkin in January 1879, Louise married George Van Solen in April 1879. The "John H. Hammond time" has been mentioned already above. I assume the photo has been shot in summer 1879. Otherwise the Galpin women would have been identified with their maiden name.