Tejikjice, Chief Belly Fat from the Moreau River Band, Hunkpapa Had 20 lodges under him in 1873. On the 1885 Standing Rock Ration list he had only 10 lodges left and 40 people under his care. Rupahu Maza (Iron Wings); Sunka Ciqala (Little Dog); Tasunke Wakita (His Horse Looking); Wakute Mani (Walking Shooter); Mila Yatapi (Knife Chief); Ciyotanka (Flute); Ota Iopi (Wounded Often); Wahacanka (Shield); Cetan Wapageya (Hawk Scattering); Sunkakan Luzahan (Fast Horse);
Post by kingsleybray on Jul 30, 2008 7:26:16 GMT -5
Sorry to be such a klutz, but I can't post the photo from SIRIS. It's the Alexander Gardner portrait of Walking Shooter from the 1872 Grand River Agency delegation, NAA INV 06524900, OPPS NEG 03183A. There is a copy of this portrait in the Col. A. B. Welch papers at Standing Rock Tribal Archives, with the handwritten caption on back of the frame - 'Belly Fat'. The distinctive facial features in the Barry image are indeed of the same man. Belly Fat and Walking Shooter are one and the same man.
Additional information regarding the Gardner photo of Walking Shooter says: Last Surviving Chief of Those Who Welcomed Father de Smet Among the Sioux
There is another photo by B.H Gurnsey of him at the Smithsonian, but without a sample image: Call No. NAA MS 4671:
Photos are of Walking Shooter (Hunkpapa), of Mr Goewey, Jesuit priest at Fort Buford, North Dakota, and of a group of unidentified Indian Women; one print dated 1869, others not dated. Prints are of carte de visite size. Catalog Number 4671: (1) Tribe: Dakota (Hunkpapa) Caption: Walking Shooter or Belly Fat Photographer; Date: Carte de visite [1860's or 70's ?]. (2) "Mr Goewey, Fort Buford, D. T. Jan. 21/69." [Sam Broadbent, in phone correspondence with Division of Ethnology, says Goewey was a Jesuit priest. Probably missionary in Fort Buford area.] B. H. Gurnsey, Sioux City, Iowa. 1869. (3) Unidentified (Plains) Group of Unidentified women. Carte de visite [1860's or 70's].
Post by emilylevine on Jun 15, 2009 21:24:01 GMT -5
About Belly Fat and Walking Shooter/Shoots Walking being one in the same: from Josephine Waggoner: "Old John Grass, Sr. was living then; he was the head chief. There was Shoots Walking--commonly called Belly Fat, and Two Pack, Fire Heart, and Yellow Fat all living in groups with their bands."