Photographed by David F. Barry (1854-1934), “Sitting Bull,” mounted albumen print. Lakota chief and holy man, Sitting Bull (1831-1890) was famous for his 1876 victory over George A. Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in southern Montana.
D. F. Barry had a studio in Bismarck, North Dakota. From there he travelled to photograph Lakota, Apsolooke, Cheyenne, Arikara and other tribes.
The cabinet card of Sitting Bull, photographed in the 1880s is for sale at Bonhams, San Francisco, June 5th 2012 at 10:00 a.m. (although the web site reads June 4th at 12:00). Estimated sale price: $2000-3000.