Posted by Bowery
Bug-o-na-ghe-zhisk of the Sandy Lake Ojibwe.
Chief HOLE IN THE DAY
This image is from an original Brady/Handy print made pre 1933, taken in 1864.
Unlike the Library of Congress version it is the right way round and has had an intensive and agonizing digital renovation. (By me :-)
What a guy, sharp as a tack, nerves of steel during the Dakota uprising of 1862.
He successfully bridged the chasm of prejudice between native and european worlds to become wealthy and influential yet still exerted himself on behalf of his people to obtain reservation land that he reportedly swore never to set foot on.
It seems that he knew a ghetto when he saw it. Part of his story can be found with the link at the top of this post and it serves to illustrate the idea that no good deed goes unpunished as well as any you are ever likely to encounter.
His people are still actively fighting for proper federal recognition and fiercely oppose wolf hunting in Minnesota. That is righteous, and we wish them all the best.