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Chief Gall portrait
Chief Gall portrait
TitleChief Gall portrait
Date of Original1887
CreatorBarry, David F. (David Francis), 1854-1934
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionChief Gall poses for a portrait wearing a feather in his hair, and holding a buffalo robe and a bow.
Ordering Information
General SubjectIndians of North America
Subject (LCTGM)Feathers
Bows (Archery)
Hides & skins
Subject (LCSH)Indians of North America - Men
Indians of North America - Portraits
Indians of North America - Clothing & dress
Personal NameGall, ca. 1840-1894
Item Number00631-4
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Transcription"Chief Gall captured at Poplar River Jan 2nd 1887 Sioux name Peyee. This man says he is not afraid of any human being. Was pinned to the ground with bayonets and left for dead a few years ago near Berthold, and has been wounded several times before and since. He has killed four officers and any number of other people. Maj. Bell's own handwriting"--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Relation[Is Part Of] North Dakota Studies eighth grade curriculum
Biography/HistoryGall, a Hunkpapa Dakota, tried to prevent the NPRR survey from mapping the lands west of the Missouri River. This territory was, by treaty, part of the Dakota homelands.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionMajor William Bell U.S. Cavalry Collection 00631
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota (00631-4)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Digital IDsh006314
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