Sioux Chief Sitting Bull - Sioux, or Dakota, Indians, a large and powerful tribe of Indians, who were found by the French, in 1640, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The Algonquiens called them Nadowessioux, whence they came to be called Sioux. They occupied the vast domain extending from the Arkansas River, in the south, to the western tributary of Lake Winnipeg, in the north, and westward to the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
This photo shows a young adult male Native American, wearing ceremonial clothing. This clothing, in past times, was also used in battles. The paintings and design all have significant meanings to the outfit. The headdress is a very elegant part, and shows the tradition of Native American culture.
Standing portrait of a Native American (Brulé Sioux) man, identified as Kills Two, a Sioux medicine man. He is decoratively outfitted in leggings, a breech cloth, a hide vest with metallic disks, face paint, head band, and arm and wrist bands. Photo between 1880-1910, no photographer credit