MAY CONTAIN NUTS
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • WE CAN DO IT! BUT FIRST, COFFEE

Two Moons: 1888

Two Moons: 1888

Washington, D.C., 1888. "Two Moons and American Horse, Cheyenne chiefs." Veterans of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. 5x7 inch glass negative, C.M. Bell portrait studio. View full size.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Chiefs overwhelmed by a changing world

Wikipedia makes no reference to Two Moons receiving a medal. But it does say he was appointed head Chief of the Cheyenne Northern Reservation by the U.S. Army general to whom he surrendered in 1877. American Horse was an eloquent Oglala Lakota chief who promoted friendly association with whites and education for his people, including the notorious Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

Purple Heart?

The gent is possibly sporting a battle medal or a Purple Heart earned for taking out the arrogant Colonel Custer.

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2022 Shorpy Inc.