yes I've seen this man labelled as one of Norths Pawnee scouts, but have always felt a little uneasy with that description. There is nothing about him that says Pawnee, from his very long hair, okay there are photographs of Pawnee men who have grown their hair out of the roach style, but none have allowed it to get so long as this man, to his moccassins which are definately not Pawnee. As we have seen from other threads on other tribes, you can't be sure of a mans tribe by the clothing he wears, given that so many studios had a collection of clothing and weapons they liked their subjects to dispaly, but that aside, this man just doesn't look like a Pawnee, I thought Ute when I first saw him, and still do. Elizabeth, you say that he has a look of Low Dog, yes he does a little, but speaking as one who lives in hope of coming across a new photograph of Low Dog, I wish he were. Shan
I have to admit, it doesn't scream PAWNEE to me, certainly not in comparison to the other Pawnee photos credited to Jackson, both in the studio and in the field, although there are Pawnee from this period with long hair. See below:
Charlie emailed this picture to me and asked me to post it for him. His own words: "this image of Sioux Minneconjou LONE BEAR (MATO ISNA'LA), with this text: "Can anyone to add some informations on this chief?"
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