Here are a few photos. Can anyone help with identification of Indian or photographer and, in some cases, tribal affiliation?
I have this one dated between 1890 and 1900, but no other information for it.
This was labelled Barnum Indians.
This was labelled General Crook and Minnesota Sioux.
Is this a Hamilton?
This one - African/Sioux by Eli Johnston of Evanston, Wyoming - not a photographer you'd associate with photos of Lakota.
Tintype of Iron Hill and friend, 1860s-70s. Surely later?
These are credited to Soule and Hamilton. I recognise the Soule photo of Asa-Toyet, the Penateka at top left and isn't the man below him the same as in the possible Hamilton above, but with his blanket rearranged?
Sleeping Rabbit? 1880?
The caption said Ontario Indians, but these are presumably Plains Indians taken during the visit of a Wild West Show?
No information at all about this man.
Or this one.
Three photos from the studio of J F Coombe of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; White Man Among the Sioux, Midnight Bear and "squaw", respectively:
Last Edit: Nov 29, 2008 15:34:37 GMT -5 by grahamew
When I first saw the photo, I was sure I'd seen the man elsewhere - skin leggings, cloth shirt, wavy hair, bandana. Then I remembered where - the picture of the kneeling Joseph White Bull in Vestal's book. Of course, when I realised, I checked and it's not him, but for a moment there...
I have to say, the one that intrigues me is 'Black Tomahawk', because although he appears to be wearing a (military?) jacket and a scarf, the short breastplate/necklace by and large suggests an early photograph - 60s/70s.
Anyhow, here are a few more:
'Brave Eagle' and wife, Lakota
This was labelled as a C. R. Savage photo of Hollow Horn Bear
I have to dig out the photograph from my folders, but, at first glance, I'd say that "Brave Eagle and wife" look very much like "Yankton Charlie and wife" by Godkin - I'll post a panorama image later for a better comparison.
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