4 pp. Philetus W. Norris was superintendent of Yellowstone National Park 1878-82. He was subsequently employed by the Smithsonian's Bureau of American Ethnology to assist with archeological field studies until his death in 1885.
Manuscript 2372 is open for research.
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Manuscript 2372, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
From left to right: 1. Ben Looks Back (extreme left holding pole with feather) 2. Bull Don't Fall Down (behind man in feather bonnet holding club (?) next to face) 3. Edison Firebear (front, kneeling wearing army (?) hat 4. Firebear, father of Edison Firebear (wearing feather bonnet) 5. Mark Real Bird (boy next to Firebear) 6. Chief Plenty Coups (wearing bells on legs)
Biographical / Historical:
Firebear was the Indian policeman who killed Wraps Up His Tail or Twined Tail.
Cataloging based on examination of NAA file print.
Identification supplied by Barney Old Coyote (and Crow Indians), BIA, February 3, 1966.
Silver nitrate negative
Related negatives in the Field Museum of Natural History, Photography Department, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496
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Photo Lot 89-8, Willis G. Tilton collection of photographs of Native Americans, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution