Molly Muise, Mi'kmaq woman, Mid-nineteenth century. "The picture is of Molly Muise who lived to a great age and was so much respected by her white neighbors that they erected a tombstone to her memory." Her dates of birth and death are not known. This may be the earliest portrait of a Mi'kmaq by a photographic process.The name was originally the French 'Mius' and is now spelled Meuse and Muse as well.
Early CDV, Possibly Big Thunder, Penobscot Indian Chief and Showman in Regalia
Early-CDV-Possibly-Big-Thunder-Penobscot-Indian-Chief-and-Showman-in-Regalia ~~ The individual is identified as Frank Loring, aka Big Thunder. I don't know for a fact that this is him but it could be a rare image of the young Big Thunder. I have a couple of other images of Big Thunder listed this week of him as an old man with additional background info on Big Thunder.
"Bright Eyes" real name was Susette La Flesche Tibbles and she was born in 1854 in Bellevue, NE. Bright Eyes was raised on the Omaha Reservation. She was Standing Bear's interpreter and advocated for American Indians.