Friday, March 18, 2011

Sioux Indian Chief


Good Friday morning to you all. I have to say I am sad to see this week come to an end. I have enjoyed all the photos this week, and hope you have too. Today we feature a picture of a Sioux Indian Chief. The man's name is "He Dog". The picture was taken in 1900. He appears to be carrying some sort of large bird wing.

14 comments:

  1. To add some more confusion to the Sioux name. He is actually a Oglala Lakota Sioux.
    He was involed in the Little Big Horn Battle.
    He lived to the age of 96, WOW. He was 60 years old when that photo was taken and lived until 1936.

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  2. The peace medal he is wearing is not familiar to me. I wonder where he received it.

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  3. It looks like He Dog and American Horse from last Saturday have the same headdress, vest and same medal. Looks like those 2 pictures were taken the same day at the same studio? Excellant pictures this week, the detail is incredable. He Dog is my favorite!

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  4. Dave, check the headband on both those photos. Saturday's mystery man has little bells hanging down from to his forehead. He Dog does not.
    Cool picture. I've seen lots of folks laying on the beach working on getting that very same complexion. He Dog got it the healthy way, by living outdoors for a long long time.

    John

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  5. He Dog accompanied the Oglala to Washington, D.C. as a delegate to meet the President.

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  6. Have Red Woman week! That could be interesting...

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  7. I think the medal is a peace medal given bt Thomas Jefferson to Lewis and Clark to give to tribes they encountered on the voyage of discovery.

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  8. Oooh, I'm with Bethany! The photos this week have been beautiful.

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  9. Bethany has a great idea. Lets see the ladies. Good week I loved all the photos.

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  10. I would love to see the Indian Women spotlighted at some point. There are some wonderful photos of them.

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  11. the wing of an AMERICAN BALD EAGLE, THE SCROTUM BAG RATTLE, AND FINE QUILL WORK ON THE SHIRT.. PERFECT..
    nanc

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  12. thats is buffalo scrotum bag.. :)

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  13. He must have been a mighty man to have the entire wing of an Eagle. I have seen several Eagle feathers put together..but never a whole wing. The Natives use them during the Pow Wows during the summer...it is part of their ceremonial dress:)

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