Marshal George Bartlett, owner of the post office/store Louis Mousseau, Anthropologist and writer Warren King Moorhead and an Indian soldier/policeman - in Mousseau's store, which served as a base for journalists during the Ghost Dance 1890-91
Last Edit: Feb 8, 2019 11:36:08 GMT -5 by grahamew
I´ve been wondering about who is who in two intriguing group photos by Morledge for some time, but finally it helped to find a copy with handwritten identifications on the back at the Newberry Library (Edward E. Ayer Collection):
Good scans of the photos itself are available at the Denver Public Library:
Yes, John W. Russell, known as Buckskin Jack, born 1847 and died post 1912 (exact date unknown).
He came from Missouri to the West as a teen and worked for John Richard Sr. In 1875 he became a scout for General Crook and served for him in the 1876 Sioux War. Later he joined Buffalo Bill´s Wild West Show.
There´s a resemblance... but I´m not sure about it. The one with Big Nose is most likely one of Lt. Pershing´s Troop "B" of Oglala scouts, like Fast Horse and the one below, who stands behind Big Nose:
Post by Californian on May 22, 2020 17:57:40 GMT -5
hi Grahame I own copies of the album of the Morledge/Trager/Kuhn photos that were sold at Cowan's on June 9th, 2017 for $ 26'400. I got them back them through an inside contact at Cowans. These have made their way since to Nate D. Sanders Auctions in Los Angeles who disassembled the album for individual sale of the images and from who I acquired four prints some time ago. I'd be happy to forward high resolution scans to you. Rgds, D.