I see this thread is from 2013. I think, not sure, but the term Dog Soldier is non-Indian. Scouts were called Tunweya= scout singular Tunweyapi = scouts plural in Dakota. Wasicu cinca or Dakota cinca was used for mixed bloods depending on which side of the fence you were looking over. Awanyanke is the Dakota name here at Spirit lake for Tribal / BIA police. At Pine Ridge the police were called Cunksa Yuha = Club (billy club) Owner. i can guess that other DNL communities used different terms.
Hi Gregor, the picture above is not a historical photo, but a present-day's portrait by collodion artist Will Dunniway, which should look old. Nevertheless it seems like good example of a Dog Soldier outfit.
Post by zschippcher on Nov 3, 2019 15:58:37 GMT -5
The Dog Societies existed in numerous Plains tribes as for example with the Arapaho, Kiowa, Blackfoot, Mandan, Hidatsa, Crow, Cree etc.. The Yankton Dog Society is called "Mawatani Okodakiciye", was taken over by the Mandan and mixed with the traditional Yankton Society of Owls' Feathers. The headdress with the turkey feather comb and the back sash are not typical for the Cheyenne, but rather for the Mandan. The photo is nice but unfortunately it doesn't show a Cheyenne Dog Soldier.