In his day, one of the best known Canadian Indians was Walking Buffalo, aka George Maclean. He spent most of his time on the Stoney reserve and lived until 1967, living close to being 100 years old. Here are some photographs to get this thread started:
thanks for starting this thread. The photos above were taken all later in Walking Buffalo´s life. At least the first four around 1941, when he was a popular figure in the Banff Indian Days.
Walking Buffalo aka George Maclean, the leader of the Bearspaw band of Stoney (Assiniboine), was educated at the Stoney residential school and named for Methodist missionary John Maclean. Historian Hugh A. Dempsey stated that "he was so conversant with cameras that on one occasion when an amateur photographer was having trouble, he took the camera, made the necessary adjustments, and handed it back. He then resumed his pose as a stoic Indian." (see: Dempsey, "Indians of the Rocky Mountain Parks", page 39)
Here is an earlier portrait of him, dated 1927:
John Hunter (in beaded vest), George Maclean and family prepare a meal on the Stoney Reserve