166: Rare Cabinet Card Of Red Cloud, Young Spotted Tail
Rare Cabinet Card of Red Cloud, Young Spotted Tail, and C. P. Jordan
Albumen cabinet card featuring identifications in ink along with the notation Red Clouds "War Attitude", photographer and location unknown, circa 1882. Goodyear illustrates this view in his study of the known Red Cloud photographs. Young Spotted Tail stands at center, assuming the position of his assasinated father. Deemed too inexperienced to represent them in Washington, the Brule tribal council appointed White Thunder. Later, in a fit of jealousy, he was killed by Young Spotted Tail. Charles P. Jordan was a well-known frontiersman. He became a licensed Indian trader and ran a trading post on the Rosebud Reservation. He maintained a long friendship with Red Cloud, a relationship solidified when he married Red Cloud's niece, Julia Walks First (see Goodyear 2003: 62-65).