the photograph was taken by Mathew Brady on Thursday, December 31, 1857. In the winter of 1857/58 several delegations of Indian nations came to Washington D.C, to negotiate treaties with the U.S. government. In the photo above are delegates of the Ponca, Potawatomi, Sauk/Sac and Pawnee with their interpreters.
Lawmakers, Interpreters and Delegates from the Pawnee, Potawatomi, and Sac & Fox Nations, on the south lawn of the White House, in Washington D.C. - 1857 Including the following individuals: *The Chief Whom They Look Upon - Pawnee (standing far left) *The Brave Chief - Pawnee (sitting 2nd row, on far left) *Buffalo Bull - Pawnee (sitting front row, on far left) *Pipe Chief - Pawnee (sitting front row, 3rd from left) *Man Chief - Pawnee (sitting front row, 7th from left) *Fish Rising Above Water - Sac & Fox (sitting front row, 4th from right) *Bear In The Fork Of A Tree - Sac & Fox (sitting front row, 3rd from right)
"Be good, be kind, help each other." "Respect the ground, respect the drum, respect each other." --Abe Conklin - Ponca/Osage, (1926-1995)