were several men called Whirlwind in Cheyenne history. The
man in the Snell photo and in the 1872 photo must be Old
Whirlwind (ca.1823-1891), a Southern Cheyenne chief of the
Peneteka faction of the Hevhaitaneo (Hair Rope) band, in
reservation times situated west of Watonga, Oklahoma on
the North Canadian River. (see John H. Moore “The Cheyenne
His son was called Young Whirlwind; maybe he wears the war-bonnet
in the last photo.
There also was a warrior named Little Whirlwind among the
Northern Cheyenne. — Dietmar
is the 1872 photo of Whirlwind:
another, a rather impressive looking Whirlwind, obviously
not the same Cheyenne?