Post by Californian on Oct 26, 2018 19:24:31 GMT -5
Could this be an early image of Dull Knife / Morning Star of the Northern Cheyenne, photographed by William "Will" Stinson Soule at Fort Dodge, Kansas in 1870?The man described as Dull Knife is to the far right - an older man with grayish/white hair. Fort Dodge, Kansas what within the range of both, the Northern and the Southern Cheyenne, but granted it is perhaps another Dull Knife - just that I am not aware of another by that same name.
Good question. To my knowledge the photo was shot in 1868 at Fort Laramie by Gardner. Dull Knife was born around 1810, right? For that the man in the photo seems a little bit too old for me. But it could be his face expression. I am a little undecided.
Post by Californian on Oct 30, 2018 10:36:01 GMT -5
thank you both, Gregor and Shatonska - thank you particularly for the excerpt in "Washita Memories: Eyewitness views of Custer's attack on Black Kettle's village by Richard G. Hardorff (2006) which seems to clarify the matter.
Sorry Gregor, but this is a photo by Will Soule, not Alexander Gardner. There is always some discussion about the identities of the men, as shown by shatonska. Certainly this isn´t Dull Knife aka Morning Star, who was a Northern Cheyenne.