Plenty Coos, Chief of Crow Indians.

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Title

Plenty Coos, Chief of Crow Indians.

Description

Studio portrait of Plenty Coups, a Crow Indian man. He is wearing a striped blanket around his waist and covering his legs, a fabric shirt, a kerchief, and necklace. He is holding a large ceremonial pipe, a bag decorated with long fringe, and a mirror triptych. His hair is unbraided. On the back of the photograph is printed 'O.S. Goff, Fort Custer, Mont.' Note: In April 2016, Grant Bulltail provided information about this photograph: the pipe bag has quill work in the weasel tracks design; the large pipe, indicating that Plenty Coups was the leader of a war party, has a small medicine bundle wrapped around its stem; the striped trade blanket also indicates the leader of a war party; the necklace is made of blue beads; and Plenty Coups' short hair means that he is mourning a death in the family. Bulltail suggests that the photograph was taken around 1870-1872.

Creator

Goff, O. S. (Orlando Scott), 1843-1917

Source

Montana Historical Society Research Center

Date

1870-1872

Identifier

Lot 035 B03F01.04

Text

1 photographic print : black and white on board mount

Height (inches)

6 in.

Width (inches)

4 in.

Source

Montana Historical Society Research Center