Yes, a wonderful CD. Great high quality pictures. Made great prints. Most I hadn't seen before. and I'm very happy to have. Thanks Ephriam! Those large TIFF images take a while to load on the computer, but worth the wait.
Ephriam, the CD arrived in Germany today. Like the others said, GREAT photos. I´ve seen only the Red Cloud and Black Bear photos before, the rest is totally new to me. Thanks a lot! What do we order next?
Hungary is so far from the U.S. that I received the CD last. ;D Very great photos! Interesting that Young Man Afraid of His Horse was identified as White Bird by photographer. Funny to see No Flesh Ephriam, I'm thankful for the photos! And if it's possible, I'm ready to "order" again!
Colin Taylor's paper, "Wakanyan: Symbols of Power and Ritual of the Teton Sioux" in the Canadian Journal of Native Studies VII, 2, 1987; pp237-257, discusses the symbolism of the shirt. This WAS available for free download on the internet:
I've that drawing of Little Big Man's before, there are in fact several from the same series, but, I have to say that to my shame, that I have never really noticed that the name gylph above the main figure, who I always took to be Little Big man himself, seems to be of a bear, have you any theories as to why? Shan
It may be worth noting the close similarity of the Little Big Man drawing in the Siris collection to the drawings in W. Fletcher Johnson's Life of Sitting Bull, pp. 114-15. In both the LBM figure rides with arms outspread front and back, is counting coup with a bow, is wearing roughly the same shirt, has one feather and one braid, and is riding a horse reared back slightly on its hind legs, with lightning streaks down the legs front and back. If Little Big Man gave his shirt to Bourke, while claiming it had belonged to Crazy Horse, it may also have been Little Big Man who gave a shield to Lieutenant Henry Lawton which Lawton evidently believed to have belonged to Crazy Horse. That shield, now in the Smithsonian, is depicted in Colin Taylor's Buckskin and Buffalo; it is surmounted by an image of a bear (not charging, however) and in my opinion depicts the killing of Levi Powell in March 1872, for which Little Big Man was alleged to have been responsible.