Post by kingsleybray on Oct 22, 2016 4:28:02 GMT -5
I see: Kills A Hundred is probably the 'chief'standing at left, not the man wearing the Miwatani headdress.
As I wrote, all the named men (with possible exception of Long Dog) seem to connect to the Oyuhpe band and its sub-groupings, the Oglala band that settled near the town of Manderson on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Kills A Hundred was the son of Red Dog, the great Oyuhpe chief and headman of the Maka-icu (Takes Earth) sub-band.
Looks Twice and his close family are all listed in the Oyuhpe band in the 1890 Pine Ridge census. According to one Oglala friend, Looks Twice belonged to the Makaha (Skunk-skin) sub-band of Oyuhpe.
Slow Bull was from a prominent Oyuhpe family.
The man in the trailer headdress at the right of the group image is id'd (in the shot with Looks Twice) as Long Dog.
That still leaves one 'chief' unidentified. This is just an idea. The photo must have been taken around 1900 I would judge. In the early 20th century two Pine Ridge community lists (John Colhoff's list; and one from 1915 preserved by Fr Buechel) state that the major Oyuhpe headman of the day (after the deaths of Red Dog c. 1885 and Big Road in (?) 1897) was Spotted Owl. Could Spotted Owl be represented in the picture, I wonder? I don't know of a portrait to compare, I'm afraid.
Probably no help, but the best I could find is this, taken in Oakland in 1910. All I have on it is that it features Young Spotted Owl (the shorter guy?), Crow Dog et al. I have no idea who is meant to be who and it's clearly not THE Crow Dog:
Last Edit: Oct 22, 2016 5:43:00 GMT -5 by grahamew
Dietmar, this is on Cowan's site, hidden away with a couple of Stilwell images. Same guy in bonnet; same setting, at least one of the women in common with the picture above. Whoever wrote the blurb (Mike Cowdrey? If so, he's uncredited) suggests that the lance is an emblem of the Strong Hearts and the eagle fluffs in the women's hair may mean that the photo was taken shortly after a Hunkalowanpi ceremony:
Back to Stilwell: didn't he merely collect images by others and sell them with his blindstamp on the cards?
Who is he? I came across this in an online album of photos of Ojibwe and Santee people, the bulk of which were taken by Zimmerman, Martin, Upton or Whitney. This one has no maker's name and I'm curious as to whether it even belongs in the same time frame... The ermine fringed shirt and what appears to be two or three red plumes in the centre of the bonnet band (didn't they become popular much later?) make me wonder.