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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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Anyone recognize this native american?

Image is a cabinet card out of Wabasha, Minnesota and appears to date from the 1890s.

Any help is appreciated.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking vetraio and manikin!

    scott
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    This photo tells a story of hardship & sorrow, a compelling image.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks david-- I concur with your assessment of the subject and the image!

    scott
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    I did a little research on Sioux communities in Minnesota & the closest is the Prairie Island Indian Community. They have an interesting story as they were a group that left the Santee Indian Reservation in Nebraska to return to their ancestral lands possibly around 1886. It was a small community with only 60 individuals listed in the 1890 census.
    This man certainly couldn't afford to have his own photo taken, it would be so interesting to know who he was.

    Link to info on the Prairie Island Indian Community
    https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://collections.mnhs.org/MNHistoryMagazine/articles/37/v37i07p271-282.pdf

    David
  5. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks david-- certainly something to look into.

    I believe that this guy may have been a significant individual in the tribe/ history and hope that someone recognizes the face.

    scott
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking gargoyle and trunkman!

    scott
  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    I wonder if the Minnesota Historical Society has anything in their collection?
    http://www.mnhs.org/

    Or the Wabasha County Historical Society.
    http://www.wabashacountyhistory.org/history/

    David
  8. epson233 epson233, 2 years ago
    your "man" may very well be a women -- looking at the neck there is not the prominent showing of the hyoid bone (adams apple) as seen in the male sex -- interesting information given on this site

    http://www.anth.ucsb.edu/faculty/Walker/Published/publications/PLW%201998%20Hyoid.pdf
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting epson. My wife said the same thing!

    scott
  10. inky inky, 2 years ago
    I... presumed it was! a woman when I saw it…it actually makes me feel quite sad looking at it, but that’s good I suppose.. an emotional reaction!....:-/
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting inky!

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking budek!

    scott
  13. musikchoo musikchoo, 1 year ago
    I think it is a Lady -- with lots of mixed emotions, and can understand that, especially from that time period.
  14. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks musik-- I appreciate you looking and commenting.

    scott
  15. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    I believe it is a woman also :-)
  16. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting manikin.

    scott
  17. ReneeDavid ReneeDavid, 1 year ago
    This picture is so touching. It made me what to hug her. She looks like she's lost her family or something. Such sadness in her eyes.
  18. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks tom.

    scott
  19. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks geo.

    scott
  20. Quinnsterman Quinnsterman, 9 months ago
    Great photo! Lots of emotion.
  21. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting quinnsterman!

    scott
  22. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 months ago
    Agree with walksoftlys comment here. A very moving & sad photo:( I wonder what her life as a child was like, she may never have seen a white man. The treatment of native Americans is a sad chapter in US history. Not only the US but the UK has been just as bad in its history of dealing with natives. Disgraceful, some of the things I've read & seen make me cry
  23. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 months ago
    Sorry Scot, but i just read you say its a guy, do you know or is that a guess? i thought it looked more like a woman.
  24. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 9 months ago
    'It' i meant he/she
  25. scottvez scottvez, 9 months ago
    Thanks fran-- I was not able to confirm male/ female. Either way a compelling image.

    Thanks for posting and showing interest.

    scott
  26. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks toni.

    scott
  27. scottvez scottvez, 8 months ago
    Thanks filmnet.

    scott

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