Not sure if this is the correct place to put this question, but I came across a photograph that I think I've seen before on this site, and it aroused my interest as to the outcome. Below is part of the the blurb that accompanied the photograph,
1886 Summary A meeting between Sitting Bull, Gall and others to lessen Sitting Bull's influence with Dakota Native Americans.; Sitting Bull's trial at Standing Rock Agency, North Dakota, for allegedly instigating the Crow to go to war; large group of Dakota Native Americans, men, women and children gathered around three men sitting behind table who are (left to right) Colonel Townsend, 12th Infantry, Colonel Barrister (gray hat), and Commissioner James McLaughlin; McLaughlin appointed by President Chester A. Arthur on October 27, 1881 to oversee Standing Rock Agency; McLaughlin fostered rifts ~~ for some reason it cuts out there.
As I said, I've seen the photograph before, but had never noticed Sitting Bull sitting amongst the onlookers, its a great photo and on the site itself, one can blow it up to a fair size, so that one can recognise others, I notice that Rain in the Face is there for instance, }
Now, Given that I know little or nothing about this event, my question is, can anyone tell me A, how it came about, and B, what the outcome was?
interestingly, the photo that drew me to the subject is one of the same event, but taken either before or after Sitting Bull spoke, probably before I'd guess, for he's sitting to the right as one looks at the photo, amongst a crowd of Indians with one hand holding his jaw while he listens.
Marvellous photos though, full of interesting Characters.
Quick up date, the man in the crowd that I thought was Sitting Bull ~ isn't. bBrry did take a number of photographs of that event, and whilst they are all fasinating, that is the only one in which we see Sitting Bull. However having said that, I went back onto the site today " The Denver Public Library," and trawled through the Barry photos, and found Gall sat at another of those meetings that Barry had photographed.