The first part of the article has already been accepted for Nebraska History, perhaps in the upcoming winter issue. That article covers the photographers to the Red Cloud Agency between 1874 and 1877 (Wilhelm, Hamilton, Mitchell, Howard, Rodocker, and others). A seperate piece on Howard was in the fall issue of Annals of Wyoming and a short article on Howard's photograph of Crazy Horse's grave was in the LBHA newsletter some months back. The piece I am working on now will go from 1878 up through 1900 (or maybe 1910). That will include information on individuals such as Godkin, Trager, and others.
Unfortunately, the Godkin images are not yet up on SIRIS. I have been saving up and each month ordering one image ($50 for a high resolution scan). So far I have six of them. Maybe we can take up a collection and together buy the remaining six and burn a CD for everyone who contributed!
I checked and there is a record in the WPA Graves Registration Project (South Dakota Historical Society) for a man named Little Big Man who died in 1887 being buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Pine Ridge. I have a copy of the first parish book for Holy Cross, but that only goes up to 1881. I will endeavor to track down volume 2 to see if there is anything more about this Little Big Man.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2006 19:40:08 GMT -5 by ephriam
Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 20, 2006 20:42:47 GMT -5
Count me in for $50 also, e. I hope we can get at least four more people so you don't have to put any more of your money into the scans. Our international friends are welcome to send the US$50 by www.paypal.com to LBHA@cox.net, and I will see that Ephriam gets it.
We can use the images for the Book Project, correct?
Speaking of which . . .we need you guys to sign up for some names so we can get the project going. It will be an extremely good reference -- one you will be proud to have your name on -- but we need help!
I have TO KILL AN EAGLE by Kadleck (they owned a ranch in Nebraska and got to know many elderly Indians) which has photographs of Crazy Horse's "burial" tree. Supposedly Crazy Horse's body was placed there for a brief time then his parents took his body, cut it in half, and buried it in an unknown cave. His followers then caused an avalanche or placed large stones over its entrance to conceal it.
The book is quite informative with interviews of people who knew CH or heard stories passed down to them. Some great photos of it.
Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 21, 2006 19:34:16 GMT -5
I wouldn't mind contributing $50 myself. Just say 'go' and I'll send the money.
Fabulous! I'm just waiting for Ephriam to verify that he needs $250 to complete the set. If so, then we're ready.
Ephriam, I can PayPal my $50 to you directly if you have a PayPal account; otherwise, I can be the collection point if you wish for the PayPal payments and send you a check for the entire amount pronto.
Post by Diane Merkel on Aug 22, 2006 10:45:46 GMT -5
I still need to order: 6. Black Bear 7. Red Dog 8. Red Shirt 9. White Bird 10. American Horse's daughter
We now have enough for the five scans Ephriam listed above. The following people have committed $50:
buffaloman me Dietmar agnes mort aux vaches
Dietmar has sent me $50 through PayPal, so I am going to send Ephriam a check for $250 today. The three remaining people can send $50 to LBHA@cox.net using PayPal or send a check or money order for US$50 made payable to Diane Merkel to me at P.O. Box 1752, Niceville, FL 32588, USA.
Thank you all!
P.S. If others would like the CD, you can still contribute $50. I will give any extra money to Ephriam to help defray the cost of the scans he has already purchased.