There were several pictures of Wolf Voice in different threads, so I thought it would be best to give him his own thread.
Wolf Voice was a Gros Ventre by birth, who married Elk Woman, a Northern Cheyenne woman. He surrendered with the Cheyenne at Fort Keogh and afterwards scouted for General Miles in 1878/1879. He played a role as interpreter for Lt. Clark when Little Wolf was surrendering at Fort Keogh after his flight from Indian Territory. Christian Barthelmess later took pictures of him when he was a member of Lt. Casey´s Indian Scout force.
“Wolf Voice and Cheyenne woman” by John H. Fouch This must be Elk Woman, Cheyenne wife of Wolf Voice.
Wolf Voice & friend (by John H. Fouch)
Wolf Voice by S.J. Morrow, Fort Keogh 1878
Wolf Voice by L.A. Huffman
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2012 13:16:14 GMT -5 by Dietmar
This is Christian Barthelmess´portrait of Wolf Voice and his family:
Wolf Voice is standing left. Standing right is Yellow Robe, who married a sister of Elk Woman. The white three-year-old child is Leo, Barthelmess´son.
At this time (1889), Wolf Voice was an agency policeman.
Casey Barthelmess, son of the photographer, recalled about Wolf Voice: "I remember Wolf Voice, who was a Casey scout. Remember what Frederic Remington wrote about Wolf Voice? Said he had ´a grand face, tremendous physique and enough self-containment for a High-Church bishop´. I knew Yellow Robe, who was the last of the Cheyenne scouts to die. He passed away in 1957 in the Veterans Hospital at Miles City." (Maurice Frink/Casey Barthelmess: Photographer on an Army Mule, page 94)
Post by kingsleybray on Jun 13, 2012 10:55:18 GMT -5
I might be wrong, Dietmar, but I thought (maybe just assumed) that Wolf Voice, identified as a Gros Ventre who lived with the Cheyennes, was a Plains Gros Ventre or Atsina, not an Hidatsa (also known as Atsina).
There was a Northern Cheyenne sub-band called Notamin (Northward Facing) that had some connection with the Atsina. The Atsina were of course closely related to the Cheyenne's tribal allies the Arapahos.
Wolf Voice was a Gros Ventre but married to a Cheyenne woman. He served a few years as an scout with the Cheyenne scouts at Fort Keogh. In 1879, he was a scout for Lieutennant W.P.Clark. Wolf Voice found the camp of Little Wolf about on March 25, near Box Elder Creek. When Wolf Voice was in Little Wolf`s camp, he called out: I am Cheyenne !
There is a humorous story about Wolf Voice, when er got his first wagon und harness ( The year of this event is not known to me )
Wolf Voice harnessed and hitched his horses to the wagon and set out for a drive. He saw ahead of him a broad ditch. He had been accustomed to making his horse jump across such ditches, so when he approached this one he whipped his team into a run. After he got out of the smashup he decided he did not like to ride in a wagon.