Superior, WI: D.F. Barry, (c.1895). Large format photograph [24 cm x 14 cm] / [9" x 5.54"] Photographer blind stamp at right with the title stamped in ink at the lower left. Double-matted in one of Barry's 1900's matte/frames, which also bears the 'Barry" blindstamp at lower right. Image has nice contrasts. Matte is worn. Item #8254
Nice portrait of Sichangu Lakota tribal chief, Spotted Tail, whose Lakota name was Sinte Gleska (1823-1881). Spotted Tail served his people as a statesman and went to Washington to lobby for the rights of his people.
David Francis Barry (1854-1934), also known as D.F. Barry, was a noted photographer of the American West. He specialized in Native American portraiture, and photographed scenes from early reservation life, military posts, and took portraits of military leaders. He had apprenticed under Orlando Scott Goff, eventually became his business partner, and later an independent photographer. He was called “Icastinyanka Cikala Hanzi,” translated as “Catcher, Little Shadow,” by the Native Americans.