"The Ghost Dance Flags of orange and white cloth which Sitting Bull used in his medicine ceremonies before the Ouster Battle were buried by him, but Sitting Bull's brother-in-law pointed out the spot to Barry and told him to dig them up if he wished them."
In this extract, I'm taking 'him' to be Sitting Bull; hence they weren't in his grave; furthermore, Barry had permission from Sitting Bull's brother-in-law.
Then again, it also talks about the 'Ghost Dance' flags being used before the Custer battle, so maybe it is BS...
Seriously? There was no evidence in the extract you posted that would warrant that 'it's safe to say David Barry was a grave robber.'
I'm not sure what you mean by thanking me for 'bringing to light who you are, and how you think and interpret things.' This seems to be some kind of half-assed personal slight, which is unwarranted because I merely challenged your 'safe' assertion that Barry was a grave robber based on the evidence you provided.
Just because I questioned your opinion and evidence isn't a reason to act like this, surely? I mean, people are going to disagree now and then.
I was under the (perhaps misguided) impression that Barry visited various agencies, was well-liked by the Indians he met, some, like Rain-in-the-Face, more than others, and photographed them and probably built up his collection by trading, buying (quite possibly not at fair prices) and through gifts.
Last Edit: Apr 1, 2013 10:17:20 GMT -5 by grahamew