MISSION PRIESTS —In 1877, the BIA opened a government school managed by the Catholic Church. Father Bernard, Father Ambrose, and possibly Father Martin Kenel, standing on the left. The other priests are not identified. The seated Indian man has an eagle feather head dress mounted on the grown of a felt hat. The cape is cougar skin. He holds a catlinite pipe in the form of a hatchet and at his feet is what appears to be a stone-headed ceremonial war club. No date 8 ¼ x 8 ¼ inch.
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ONE BULL—Sitting Bull’s nephew has an eagle feather head dress decorated on the head band with yarn, feathers, ribbons, and ermine fur. The cape appears to be of deer skin. ca. 1908. 7 3/8 x 9 ¼ inches mounted on 11 X 14 inch rag board. Frank Fiske was a photographer at Fort Yates, North Dakota (Standing Rock Sioux Reservation). North Dakota State Historical Society, 1983 Limited Edition.
Red Tomahawk, a Yanktonai Sioux policeman at Standing Rock Reservation who may have fired the shot that killed Sitting Bull; bust-length, wearing hat. Photograph taken at Fort Yates, N. Dak., 1897. American Indian Select List number 119.