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    RUNNING BEAR AND CROW MAN, LOWER YANKTONAI SIOUX CHIEFS ON THE CROW CREEK RESERVATION, D.T.

    c. 1885

    Albumen cabinet card, with imprint of J. N. Templeman, Miller, D.T. Corners of mount have been rounded at top; bottom edge slightly trimmed; image strong with minor scrape at lower legs of standing figure. Bogus ink inscription, verso: "Running Bear Rival of Spotted Tail for Appearing Day. S.Tail killed R. Bear." Since Spotted Tail died in 1881, a few years before this image was made, the scribe had mistaken his facts. Running Bear is identified as "2nd Chief" and Crow Man as "3rd Chief" at Fort Thompson, D.T., Agency of the Crow Creek Reservation. The Head Chief of the Yanktonais at Crow Creek in this period was White Ghost (Lot No. [679-013-192]. Both men wear fringed, leather leggings and decorated moccasins. Each carries an ornate smoking pipe. Crow Man has a tobacco bag entirely decorated in porcupine quillwork, A folding, paper fan is in his right hand. On his chest is a breastplate made of bone hairpipes strung between strips of strap leather.

    Dimensions: 4 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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