Antique Native American Indian

Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899

Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899

Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899
Antique Original Heyn Photo Broken Arm Sioux Native American Indian Portrait 1899. Stunning turn of the 19th century original photographic print circa 1899 featuring a portrait of Lacala Sioux Chief Broken Arm. This rare original was discovered at an upstate New York Estate Sale, and was previously owned by an elderly collector of Native American Indian antiques and artifacts. Broken Arm was a prominent member of Two Strikes'band - he was present when, in January 1891 (right after Wounded Knee) Plenty Horses killed lieutenant Edward Casey. Broken Arm was also one of the witnesses at Plenty Horses' trial. Broken Arm belonged to the Two Crows family, part of the Kiyaksa-hcka (Real, or Original Kiyaksa) tiyoshpaye of the Southern Oglalas. His mother was a Cheyenne. His brothers included Two Crows born c. 1822, Gardner photo' in 1872, and Lone Bull born c.

1860, according to his brother's son Lone Bull jr, he had a reputation as a "great raider". For a story involving him in battle with the Pawnees, see Luther Standing Bear MY PEOPLE THE SIOUX p.

He owned about 120 horses, probably the largest herd among the Southern Oglalas. According to Jack Ewers's informants owning 100 horses marked a very rich man: as comparison, we know that Old Man Afraid of His Horse in 1875 owned 100. He had a very large tipi made of twenty buffalo skins, which he gave away to his sister Eagle Come Out. He then lived in another large tipi of 16 skins. In this era a tipi of 14 hides was considered large.

So, a very prosperous man. By the 1860s Broken Arm was the nominal headman of the family, and represented it in the Kiyaksa band council. His'brother' Slow Dog (son of one of his mother's sisters) was another such headman.

Since he visited among the Southern Cheyennes, and was present at the Battle of the Washita, I suspect that his mother belonged to Black Kettle's Wutapiu band of Cheyennes (a band of hybrid Cheyenne-Lakota origin). Note that she was one of three Cheyenne sisters all born in the early 1800s, who each married into the Oglala. Another sister was the mother of Slow Dog born c. 1826, and another Kiyaksa-hcka headman-counsellor, and the third was the mother of High Bear born c. 1840, identified with the Skokpa sub-band of the Kiyaksa, and one of the Southern Oglala head akichita.

So Slow Dog, High Bear, and Broken Arm (and his biological brothers), all called each other brother. The frame measures 14.75 tall by 12.75 wide, and the actual photo measures 8.75 tall by 7 wide. Minor aging to the photo as expected with age. There is one small area (a few millimeters in size) on the bottom of the photo where the black and white has faded/is missing.

The frame is in good condition, with some minor wear visible. The item "Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899" is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Other Antique Photographs". The seller is "rych1625" and is located in Canandaigua, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reprint: Original Print
  • Modified Item: No
  • Subject: Figures & Portraits
  • Date of Creation: 1890-1899
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: Medium (Up to 10")
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Signed: Yes
  • Photo Type: Photographic print
  • Framing: Matted & Framed
  • Color: Black & White

Antique Original Heyn Photo Chief BrokenArm Native American Indian Portrait 1899