This is a shirt supposedly owned by Rain in the Face and, the catalogue says, "Fully documented and collected directly from "Rain in the Face" by US Agent James McLaughlin, on the Standing Rock reservation."
It was in a Hendershott auction and the publicity was accompanied by these:
I've adjusted this to make it easier to read
As you can see - and which is pointed out in the original documentation - the photo doesn't show McLaughlin but Major Israel McCreight (Standing Hawk), friend of Flying Hawk. The original documentation also implies it was given by Flying Hawk to McCreight and that Flying Hawk said it belonged to Rain in the Face (who does seem to have been one of many Lakota visitors to McCreight's home, The Wigwam, in Dubois, Pennsylvania and his 'war coat' was in McCeight's collection, according to Firewater and Forked Tongues). The rest of the details of its provenance aren't on the site, unfortunately.
These were also part of McCreight's collection - note the bonnet belonging to Rain in the Face...
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2020 13:30:01 GMT -5 by grahamew
This is indeed an intriguing picture. I got this list of Sioux attending the World´s Fair in 1893:
Sioux - Many arrived June 30 in Roddy´s group of sixty-one:
Black Bull – Sitting Bull´s cabin Black Tomahawk – From Northern Cheyenne on Missouri River [Cheyenne River?] Chasing Fly - Sitting Bull´s cabin Cotton Wood - Sitting Bull´s cabin Curly – Note: There was also a Curley identified as Crow Charles Eastman – Wrote paper on “Sioux Mythology” for international Folk-lore Congress, July 18 Flat Iron – Attended opening ceremonies Grey Eagle - Sitting Bull´s cabin Mary Hairy-Chin – Midway Village Kills Him Twice Lone Dog – Midway village Prairie Chicken - Sitting Bull´s cabin Pretty Face (Sitting Bull´s niece) - Sitting Bull´s cabin, interpreter and artisan Pretty Face´s husband - Sitting Bull´s cabin. Note: May be the one of the men listed in this section. Rain-in-the-Face – On display in Sitting Bull´s cabin “Red Cloud” – Young Native man claiming to be “the famous Sioux of Western notoriety” in Midway village War Bonnet - Sitting Bull´s cabin ["Unfair Labor?: American Indians and the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago" by David R. M. Beck (Univ. of Nebraska Press), page 210/211
According to this list, Mary Hairy Chin was Sitting Bull´s niece and the interpreter. Note that Curly was Curly Head, an Arikara.
I think that War Bonnet is the man standing 6th from left (wearing a long breast-plate). Like Rain-in-the-Face, Pretty Face, Curly Head and others, he was photographed by George F. Spencer that year (1893) in Chicago.
As Jack Red Cloud was also photographed by Spencer, perhaps he could be the one of "Western notoriety", but this is just a tentative theory. He was indeed at the fair as part of the 1893 Buffalo Bill Show performer contingent, but this "Red Cloud" at 'Midway village' could easily be another person.
I just came across this, who, unless I'm mistaken, is the man standing to the left (our left) of Rain in the Face in the cabin photo posted earlier in the thread: