On the back of the White Deer photo card are some hand-written notes:
Photo by A.H. Bauman & Fitzsimmons Crawford Neb.
United States Scout
White Deer Northern Cheyenne [hand-written correction: Brule Sioux] 1 of Little Chief´s camp at Pine Ridge Possibly served at Ft. Robinson His rifle is a 1873 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine with Model Buffington Sight.
White Deer was registered with Wahzaza band at Spotted Tail Agenca in 1877 Enlisted as a scout Nov 27, 1890 at Pine Ridge Agency during Ghost Dance Trouble Discharged as a sergeant May 26, 1891
Is this Last Horse? It's a Moreledge and labelled Fast Horse, but I wonder if it's mislabelled. While the man you suspect is Last Horse in the group photo doesn't have stripes, the Last Horse in the list IS a corporal - and there's no Fast Horse on the list...
Post by kingsleybray on Dec 12, 2014 4:12:23 GMT -5
Samuel Last Horse belonged to an important Kiyaksa band family. According to the 1890 Census he was 41 years old, born c. 1848-49. His wife Saddle (age 31) and their two daughters, Red feet and Kills wood (both age 8 - twins?) lived in the same household. Also resident with them was a son, also baptised as Samuel and age 20 - presumably by a different mother.
Wilmer Mesteth mentioned to me last month that Last Horse was an important transmitter of Sun Dance traditions in the long period btw the government ban of the ceremony in 1883, and the beginning of its public revival in the late 1920s.
Post by goodspirit on Oct 15, 2015 15:46:50 GMT -5
The list includes "Pvt. William Bowen," enlisting on Jan. 23, 1891. This must be a typo. It was William Brown that enlisted that day. As he was a trumpeter, that may be him in the front row of the picture, horn around his neck.
Dietmar, Good Afternoon gentlemen, My Great Grandfather Edward Janis son of Old Nick Janis and Martha He Bear Janis, was also inlisted in the Indian Scouts under Lieut. Charles W Taylor. What I found at Ancestry.com from the Army Registers of Native American of Indian Scouts.
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It is likely that Peter Shangreau was the son of Mary Shangreau (Mary Smoke)(Breath Wind) and Jewel Shangreau, the brother of Julian Louis Shangreau, John Shangreau, William Shangreau, and the grandson of Smoke.
It is interesting to note that John Conroy turned out to be an “unforeseen consequence” of Smoke’s “Wagluhe experiment” at Fort Laramie. Tom Conroy took the children from their mother when he and his wife separated and then abandoned them. They were subsequently raised Lakota. John Conroy (American Man)(Wasicula) was upwards of eighteen years of age at the time of Greasy Grass, and, according to Frederic C. Wagner III, was “One of 12 Sioux sharpshooters who prevented Reno’s troopers from going to water.”
While scanning several photos from an old album, to put into a Family History Book for my dad, I came across this image. It looks like a book-mark, about 2" wide by about 5" long. On the back is written "Leon White Bird."
Could this be the same man discussed earlier in this post?