Hi Dietmar, maybe this is Buffalo Hump, but according to Joe Starita's "The Dull Knife of Pine Ridge" (and the pictures in this book) this also could be George Dull Knife (1875 - 1955 ). George was the youngest son and last child of Dull Knife (ca. 1810 - 1883) and his wife Short One. George lived on Pine Ridge in the Yellow Bear camp with the Poor Bear family. In Starita's book is only little information on Buffalo Hump, although Dull Knife family members worked with Starita. Did Buffalo Hump also live on Pine Ridge or did he live on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation?
I think, this photograph shows Buffalo Hump, before or around 1900. Buffalo Hump was living at the Tongue River area since 1879. In November of that year, the survivors of the Fort Robinson Outbreak ( January 9, 1879 ) were eventually allowed to return to Montana, near Fort Keogh, inclusive of Chief Dull Knife and his son Buffalo Hump. Chief Dull Knife died in 1883 at his son Bull Hump's home in Montana .
It seems, in 1930 was created a photograph of Buffalo Hump by Thomas M. Galey That photograph is titled :
Old Bull or Buffalo Hump, Age 82, son of Dull Knife and his wife 02 Sep 1930 ( SIRIS )
Post by Californian on Jul 21, 2018 11:52:59 GMT -5
this is positively not Dull Knife, bears zero resemblance to the Dull Knife in the famous William Henry Jackson photograph. By appearance this image appears to date the early 20th century, at least two decades after Dull Knife's death.
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Post by Californian on Jul 31, 2018 10:04:51 GMT -5
thank you Historian, I actually own a high-resolution scan of this image, courtesy of Yale University - this 1873 image is probably the only authenticated likeness of Dull Knife aka Morning Star. I would wish that historians, authors and publishers were a bit more diligent when it comes to choosing the illustrations for their work.
Post by natethegreat on Dec 22, 2018 1:47:21 GMT -5
Its horrible what Dull Knife and his band went through after their breakout from Fort Robinson. Babies froze to death, as did adults. The only thing that saved the entire youth of the band was a Shoshone hunting party crossing their path and the Cheyennes stole 75 ponies from them, and butchered the horses. They stuffed their frozen children into the hot intestines of the ponies to thaw them out! In my opinion, the Dull Knife breakout from FR is one of the most tragic journeys ever forced upon the Cheyennes.