A fine portrait of Osage Saucy Chief, Osage
Saucy Chief (aka Ga-hi-ge Wa-da-in-ga, or Playful Chief). Saucy Chief (1815-1901?) was purportedly the first Osage chief to express an intention "to walk in the way of the white man" - expressed by him to one of the early Agency superindendents.
A print of this photograph is in the Gilcrease Museum, and though the photographer remains unidentified, it is possibly Thomas M. Concannon.
We find only the example at the Gilcrease Museum.
Original photographs of Native Americans are quite rare in the market.
Albumen mounted on card. Some foxing and minor dampstain to the card mount.