> Copy (9/66) from original photograph loaned to SOA-A by Mrs Belva Jack,
> Mission, South Dakota (through R. DeMallie, 5400 Greenwood Avenue,
> Cite as:
> Negative 55936, Smithsonian Institution National Anthropological
> Local Notes:
> Written on back of print: "Property of Wilbur A. Riegert, Wounded Knee,
> Dakota. "Died October 25 - 1936 [Must refer to Mrs Bad Warrior]. "Given
> Lucy Looking Horse on 10-29-64 by W. A. Riegert, Everett C. Jordan, Mrs
> M. Clark." [Lucy Looking Horse died in April, 1966. At the giveaway
> her death, this picture was given to Mrs Belva Jack.]
> "This picture, as you see, belonged to Mrs Looking Horse (Lucy H.), the
> daughter of Martha, and the keeper of the sacred pipe. She died last
> May. At
> the giveaway after her death this picture was given to Mrs Belva Jack,
> Mission, S. D., a distant relative [who lent it to Ray DeMallie].
> ...Although there is no doubt that this is the sacred pipe, it is denied
> the modern day keeper's family. They claim it is a replica of the sacred
> pipe. This helps throw ethnographers off the track. The family says this
> not the real pipe, no white man has ever seen the pipe (not true, of
> course), we cannot open the bundle for you. John and I were not the only
> ones to try--they said there had been a couple of people there from
> California, and one from England. John and I did get to go into the
> pipe enclosure and "pray over the pipe." The picture in the Library of
> Congress collection shows it wrapped in a buffalo robe; today it is
> up in an old, man's gray overcoat."
> Dakota Sans Arc
The John that is being mentioned is John Smith & it is Demallie talking... re: Demallie using Riegert's
copyright photo without permission, or authorization in South Dakota Museum News 1967 with Demallie.
The reason why they could not open the bundle for Smith, Demallie & the others mentioned is, the Looking
Horse family never had the Pte Hincala Cannunpa Kin in the first place!
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