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Chief Henry Standing Bear | Chief Henry Standing Bear 1949 Signed Letter Crazy Horse Memorial ...

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear officially started Crazy Horse Memorial June 3, 1948. South Dakota

Chief from the Blackfeet Teton band of the Lakota Sioux, later presiding as a Lakota chief. His warrior name was Ma-tow-a-tak-pe or Charging Bear and he fought at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

Unidentified Blackfoot Chief On Horseback Speaking To An Elderly Man, 1910.....Two Blood Tribe members, one on horse in ceremonial dress, and the other standing on the ground leaning on walking stick in normal attire.

Iron Bear, Chief of Rees, 1866 by Thiophene_Guy, via Flickr

* Hollow Horn Bear ~Tribe: Brule Dakota Born in Sheridan Country, Nebraska, son of Chief Iron Shell, Hollow Horn Bear earned his early fame as a warrior. He fought with the leading chiefs of the Plains against subjugation until the 1870s; after that, he favored peace with the whites. His likeness appeared on a fourteen-cent stamp as well as on a five-dollar bill ~ Artist by: steeelll *

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Stephen Standing Bear (Oglala), 1930 by Marquette University Archives, via Flickr

Blackfoot Chief at Bow River. By the late 1700's most tribes were mounted or had access to horses. The horse, first introduced to the Blaclfoot in the 1730's greatly improved their mobility. The Blackfoot chief pictured here poses proudly for Curts' camera in the beautiful setting of the Bow River. Photographed by Edward S. Curtis in 1910. I love this photo, as old as it is you can see the ripples and the reflection of the horse in the water.

Crazy Horse Memorial by afer92, via Flickr