Idaho Indian War
When this Cabinet Card was done, the photographer identified these American Indians as Eagle of Light, Nez Perce; Joseph, Nez Perce; and Smohollah. However, Bill Gulick in "Chief Joseph Country: Land of the Nez Perce", 1981, identifies them as Billy Carter, Ollokot (Chief Joseph's brother) and Middle Bear.
Did the men give Charles Phillips (the photographer) the wrong names or did the photographer mix up the names when he made the cabinet cards? It doesn't look like Chief Joseph to me.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Chas. W. Phillips, photographer, Walla Walla, Washington. ... show more