I've seen this photo identified as Spotted Tail as a younger man, dated around 1860 (though I can't remember where and it was several years ago...) but it's not: it's a Tonkawa Indian identified as Anderson.
Post by Californian on Oct 26, 2018 16:38:51 GMT -5
hi Grahamew - these albumen prints themselves seem to be more in line with the 1880's and beyond from my experience with old photographs, but could certainly be a reprint of an earlier photograph. I agree with you that this is not Spotted Tail who's facial features are very different - the name "Anderson" could be perhaps the photographer's - not to be confused with John A. Anderson that was active on the Rosebud Agency. In fact now it seems clear to me why someone may have thought it might be Spotted Tail thinking that the name thereon stood for "John A. Anderson". Of course this is just my gut feeling.
there is a series of Tonkawa photos, including the"Anderson" one, in the Southern Methodist Univ. archives. The photographer is identified as H. S. Schuster, taken between 1865-72. Perhaps at or near Ft Griffin TX