CROW KING (Kangi Itanchan), by D.F. Barry, at Fort Buford, D.T.-early-1881. 10 1/8 x 6 1/16 gelatin silver print, mounted on rough-edged gray paper, in turn mounted on a 16 7/8 x 10 7/16 board with gray-green border. Stamped “Copyright by D.F Barry” in picture and ”BARRY” on mount. Barry’s Superior, Wis. label on verso, with pencil inscription. An inscription on the mount below reads: “….Mrs. M.H.Jewell / Best Wishes / D.H. Barry.” M.H. Jewell was the editor and publisher of the Bismarck Tribune. An article in the Bismarck Daily Tribune, Jan. 26, 1915, notes Barry’s donation to her of a few more of his photographs. It called her Barry collection “the finest in the west,” second only to Barry’s own.
Crow King was a Hunkpapa Lakota War Chief. He played a major role in the Battle of Little Big Horn against Custer and was a band leader among the Lakota exile camp at Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, 1876-1881.
The image is a copy of an earlier photograph, and is a cropped version.