As seen on Cowan's - believed to be a Mdewakanton man. Mike Cowdrey wrote the commentary and thinks he may have been a favoured scout whose photo was taken in the mid 1850s:
"The subject is probably Mdewakanton, a Dakota tribe located in the immediate area around Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. Photographers working in the area at this time include B.F. Upton and Joel Whitney, although there is no indication that either made ambrotypes. The absence of a sacred pipe indicates that the subject is not a chief. The quiver, bow and arrows make him an "everyman," though his carefully coiffed hair suggests a family of high status. He may have been a scout for an early expedition in Minnesota, who was photographed at the insistence of an officer who wanted to remember him, perhaps someone stationed at Fort Snelling."
mmmh, just a thought... he´s older and a bit leaner in the second photo, of course...Eyes puffed from eye-lashes to the eyes-brown. The one in the middle eys caved in from Eyes lashes to eyes brown. Not the same person
Hi there! I think its an Andersson Rosebud photograph as it it included in Hamiltons' "The Sioux of the Rosebud" collection of J A Andersson's work and thus definitely late photo as the caption says. " Lance, Wahukeza, about 1900....... was born in 1834....