Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis -   Plate 113 Two Leggings- Apsaroke border=
Title:
Plate 113 Two Leggings- Apsaroke
Date:
1908
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S. Curtis: Born about 1848. River Crow; Not Mixed clan; Lumpwood organization. Having no great medicine derived from his own vision, he was adopted into the Tobacco order by Bull Goes Hunting, who gave him his medicine of a fossil, or a stone, roughly shaped like a horse facing two ways. Two Leggings thus became a war-leader. In pursuing some Piegan who had killed a woman in the Apsaroke camp opposite Fort C.F. Smith on the Bighorn, he counted "dakshe" and captured a gun by the same act-a high honor. Led two parties against the Hunkpapa Sioux, each time taking scalps. Captured fifty horses from the Yanktonai at Fort Peck, and with Deaf Bull led a party that brought back eighty horses from the Teton Sioux.

War Leader “Two Leggings” is of the Apsaroke tribe. He appears in this photograph holding what looks like a bow and arrow and has a simple necklace upon his bare upper body. His hair, braided on the sides and high on the top, indicates that he has won many battles. He has patches of white war paint and is looking directly into the camera. His face is deeply lined as it has seen many days and many battles.
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