interpreter Julius Meyer again; this time Spotted
Tail is definitely present, along with Red Cloud,
Swift Bear and the Oglala Sitting Bull, in a photo
taken in Omaha in 1875 by Frank Currier.
second picture is the more formal one for the occasion.
Note the absence of Louis Bourdeaux and William Garnett
and how much more prominent Meyer is in his beaded
and fringed shirt! I guess he was on his home ground...
The two Frank F. Currier images were taken on May
13, 1875 in Omaha as the Oglala delegation was on
its way to Washington D.C. We have a diary that describes
the event. In Washington, there were at least two
known photographs taken of the entire delegation,
including Lakota headman from Red Cloud, Spotted Tail,
Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Agencies outside
the Patent Office. —