Tremendous photo, which I see has become the acceptable one on various reference siotes. If this really is him, there must be, although I've never come across any.
If you hadn't named him, I would've taken this for a photo of a Ute, although it doesn't look like the Ute Captain Jack and it does look like Kintpuash. He'd be about 26 at the time. He seems to be wearing spurs and are they boots he has on under his leggings? Of course, we seldom know the circumstances in which the photo was taken.
What makes me wonder, is that this picture was supposedly taken in 1860:
U.S. Army Lt. Lorenzo Lorain took this photograph of a group of Klamath and Modoc Indians in the summer or fall of 1860.
Mmmh, I am not sure... a little hard for me to believe this photo was takes as early as 1860, when it wa dificult for photographers to take their equipment into the field. I think most of the photographs of Indians before 1868 were made in the studio. What do you think?
Modoc Indians C. 1870s Principal Warriors and Women in Their New Homes
Included in the photo are prominent warriors such as "Scar-Faced Charley" and his family and also the wife and sister of the infamous "Captian Jack" and Bogus Charley, Faithful William and Hooka Jim. Also, Capt. Wilkinson of the Third Infantry, U.S.A. and Agent Jones at the far right. Photographed by McCarty, Baxter Springs, Kansas. On the back of the photograph it lists the names of all the people in the photo(please see photos below).
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2009 22:32:43 GMT -5 by naiches
i visited few places, i saw little and to top it all i'm too nervous
yes, I was reading this book > Modoc The Tribe That Wouldn't Die < about two years ago, but I recommended that book only to some friends of mine.
Unfortunately, there is not a detailed explanation for that photograph ( regarding authenticity of clothing )
One thing's sure , that photograph shows Keintpoos prior to the Modoc war.
By the middle of the nineteenth century, the Modoc adopted white clothing styles, similar to the settlers around them.
Traditionally, clothing often based on various plant fibers or tule reed . Even the shoes or sandals were made of tule. Tule was used for leggings too. Modoc men wore short wraparound kilts made of deerskin and in cool weather deerskin ponchos. Sometimes , clothing of Plains tribes was adopted.