Title -  Indian Delegation at White House, 1863  

 

Description -  Indian delegation in the White House Conservatory during the Civil War, with J.G. Nicolay, President Abraham Lincoln's secretary, standing in center back row.  Photograph of the Southern Plains delegation, taken in the White House Conservatory.  The interpreter William Simpson Smith and the agent Samuel G. Colley are standing at the left of the group; the white woman standing at the far right is often identified as Mary Todd Lincoln.  The Indians in the front row are, left to right: War Bonnet, Standing in the Water, and Lean Bear of the Cheyennes, and Yellow Wolf of the Kiowas. Yellow Wolf is wearing the Thomas Jefferson peace medal that aroused such interest.  The identities of the Indians of the second row are unknown.

 

Description Source -  Library of Congress

 

Year -  March 27, 1863

Indian Delegation in the White House Conservatory, 1863

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