GOFF NATIVE AMERICAN PHOTO. Up for sale is this one of a kind authentic piece of Native American and photographic history! The subject of the photo appears to be a scout affiliated with the Crow tribe. The mans belt is certainly constructed in the Crow style, that is, it has both beaded edges and metal tacks decorating it. A unique and curious feature of the subject is his hair style. T is unusual for him to have the sides cut/shaved so close to the head when Crow men would have long hair and the pompadour styled front/bangs. This feature only adds to the allure of this photo. Also notice he is not holding his traditional weaponry but rather a sword of the U. Army indicating his involvement likely as a scout. The markings on the back of the photo only add more intrigue. Goff was a famous photographer of the mid-late 19th century who made Native American people the subject of many of his photos. He is most famous and best known for his iconic photo of Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull. As you can see, however, this photo is marked A. Goff, most likely referring to his wife Anna. They were wed in 1875. So this photo was likely taken sometime in the last 25 years of the 19th century. Also of note is that the location is stamped on the back as, Fort Custer, Montana. Fort Custer was established during the Indian wars in the Department of Dakota by the U. Army to subjugate the Sioux, Cheyenne and Crow Indians near present-day Hardin, Montana. It was built in 1877 and in use until 1898. The photo cabinet card measures 6.5″ x 4.25″. Shows signs of age and wear with some water marks and small tears. But overall the image is complete and, in my opinion, the true antique condition of this nearly 140 year old photo only enhances the way it captivates the eye. Would look amazing framed! Truly a priceless one of a kind piece deserving to be displayed. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “RARE 1875 NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CROW SCOUT CUSTER GOFF CABINET CARD PHOTO CHIEF” is in sale since Tuesday, December 5, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1800-1934\Photographic Images”. The seller is “bent-on-vintage” and is located in Traverse City, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Crow