Here's another. This is an O'Sullivan from 1868 - Captain Buck's Shoshones. Scouts kitted out in army gear? Paiutes? I wonder if this explains the dress in the photos of the first page of the thread...
I'm not knowledgeable enough to discern between the dress and hairstyles of the different bands of Shoshones (let alone when they've been confused with bands of Paiutes, which is the case in some photos), so whether this group represents a band with close ties to the whites who had given up their traditional style of dress or whether what they're wearing is merely expedient for the occasion, I have no idea...
I also have no idea if Captain Buck is a white soldier or the nickname given to the Indian leader, as in Captain Jack of the Utes.
Last Edit: Jun 26, 2010 3:18:56 GMT -5 by grahamew
In the post above, by HinTamaheca, the photo "Washakie and Shoshone Chiefs," the man seated to Washakie's right is "Tigee," rather than "Gigee," as it is labeled. Tigee was a brave Shoshone warrior, and was said to be second in command to Washakie. In the battle of the Rosebud, when Captain Guy V. Henry was shot, it was Washakie and Tigee who were immediately at his side and heroicly fought off the advancing Sioux and Cheyenne, until backup help could arrive to save Captain Henry. Washakie was later presented a beautiful horse and saddle by President Grant for his services to Crook's command during the campaign. Guy V. Henry would later recall, "I felt a sharp sting as of being slapped in the face, and a blinding rush of blook to my head and eyes. A rifle bullet had struck me in the face, under my left eye, passing through the upper part of my mouth, under the nose, and out below the right eye. I retained my saddle for a moment, then dismounted and lay on the ground. The Sioux in their desperate charge actually passed over me and had it not been for Washakie, chief of the Shoshones, fighting over my body; my scalp would have been lifted."
And yet, the modern concensus today among researchers on the Crook campaign is that Washakie was not with the scouts who served the Crook command.
1868 by AJ Russell. At a guess, these are Western Shoshone who have possibly been employed as scouts/guards for the railroad. In other photos taken around the same time, many of the men wear pants rather then leggings, presumably doled out either for the occasion or the job they were doing.