Here's another Baker and Johnston; this time of Painting Horse, already featured alongside Black Coal in a photo Dietmar posted earlier. Note the rather severe looking scar on his leg. Maybe with an eye towards the market, Baker and Johnston posed several of their subjects in the kind of clothing they would've worn 10 or so years earlier. Makes me wonder if there isn't one of Black Coal in a similar pose. That war bonnet turns up again:
Here's another: Yellow Eyes (this time holding the bonnet!)-
And I'm fairly sure this is him again, more ' conservatively' attired, with the aforementioned Painting Horse and his sister:
Last Edit: Aug 18, 2008 13:01:56 GMT -5 by grahamew
For to complete Black Coal's bio: born in 1840 in the "Forks of the River" band (in the past called "Antelope" band) of Northern Arapaho. Indian's name: NIA-WA-SIS (Black Coal). He also was called TAG-GE-THA-THE (Fingers cut-off). Died in 10 July 1893. I ask to the experts if exsist images of the famous Arapaho chiefs MEDICINE MAN - BLACK BEAR - SORREL HORSE? I never seen photos of them!
I don't remember in which board, but i had read that Arapaho chief BIG COW killed major Elliott in the battle of Washita (1868). G. Grinnell in "The fighting Cheyennes" said that Elliott was killed by ROMAN NOSE THUNDER (Cheyenne) or TOBACCO (Arapaho). No mention was made about Big Cow. Virginia C. Trenholm in "The Arapahoes, our people", great expert of this tribe, never told about him. Can somebody added more infos about this unknown chief? Was really him the killer of Elliott? Thanks.