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Name Blue Eyes
Nationality Brule Sioux
Notes See NSHS Archives for Anderson photo featuring Blue Eyes at Rosebud Reservation, RG2969.PH:1-1.

Associated Records

Image of 4364-42 - Cane; Made by Blue Eyes

4364-42 - Cane; Made by Blue Eyes

Tapered wooden cane with a deeply carved leaf motif on the shaft. a round ball grip. A round ball grip is attached to the body of the cane with a mortise and tenon joint. A piece of black thread is stuck in the joint. Round ball grip has a very large crack in its side.

Image of 4364-35 - Knife, Small; All Bone

4364-35 - Knife, Small; All Bone

Small knife made of bone. Bone is ivory colored with darker striations. The handle is narrow and rounded and the blade is curved on one side and not especially sharp. Both sides of the knife have a small decorative circle made of incised dots. Reddish pigment is imbedded into the crevices of the bone. May have been used as a spatula or brush for painting or applying pigment.

RG2969.PH - Collection, Photograph

John A. Anderson, born in Sweden in 1869, came to Cherry County, Nebraska, in 1884. Anderson took many photographs relating to people living on the frontier. This collection consists of photographs of Sioux Indians posing for formal portraits, performing traditional customs, and going about daily activities. This collection consists of 360 photographic prints and 322 glass negatives, mostly of Sioux Indians. Photographs include Sam Kills Two working on his winter count skin; being issued at the Rosebud Agency; a ceremonial Sun Dance Dog feast; and many other photographs depicting various activities and customs of the Sioux tribe. Also included are photos of Anderson and his family at their

Image of RG2969.PH000001-000001 - Negative, Glass Plate

RG2969.PH000001-000001 - Negative, Glass Plate

Group of Native American men at the Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. Left to right, seated in front row: Thin Elk, Big Head, Picket Pin, Turning Bear, High Bear, Lance, High Pipe, High Hawk, Yellow Hair, Little Thunder, Bear Head, He Dog, Black Bull. Second row, standing: Louis Roubideaux (Interpreter), Whirlwind Soldier, Yellow Horse, Good Voice, White Crane Walking, Pretty Eagle, Ring Thunder, Stranger Horse, Quick Bear, Swift Bear, Poor Dog, Hollow Horn Bear, Crow Dog, Two Strike, Milk, Sky Bull, Stands and Looks Back, Bear Looks Behind, C.P. Jordan (trader). Third row, standing: Blue Eyes, Big Horse, Joe Good Voice. (The list is one name short for the number of men shown. It