Post by Californian on Feb 28, 2020 0:43:58 GMT -5
you have this one already on this post - was sold last in December 2019 at Cowan's for $ 225 - with period writing on the reverse "Surrender of Sitting Bull' Band in 1879" and below in different hand "Standing Rock D.T.". Of course this cannot be right - the surrender was not until July 19th 1881 and Sitting Bull's arrival at Standing Rock Agency was in March 1883. Yet it is documented that Frank Jay Haynes was in the vicinity of Sitting Bull's surrender, which had been anticipated for several weeks and he had hoped to land the "photographic coup" by being the first one to photograph the famous chief - an honor that soon would fall to Orlando S. Goff a month later in Bismarck. Conceivably it could be Sitting Bull's camp while at Fort Buford, but I would think it is probably a Crow or Assiniboine camp somewhere in northeastern Montana. Had it indeed been Sitting Bull's camp at Fort Buford, Haynes would surely have this fact imprinted onto the image, that is to say with a relevant reference to it. This very same print and with this particular handwritten note on the reverse that had been sold in December 2019 at Cowan's Auctions has just again changed hands, this time at EBAY for $ 149.00, the seller taking an approx. 30% loss.
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2020 14:38:29 GMT -5 by Californian: typos
I've seen this as a Sioux Council or camp, 1883. It's on the first page here. I wonder if it was taken the same time as the photo of the leaders who had returned from Canada plus Running Antelope (but minus Crow King). Said to be taken on their surrender, but judging by the weather and the greenery on the bower, probably a little later.