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Four Blackfeet Chiefs visit the Robert E. Lee Soldiers Home

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A contingent of Blackfeet leaders from Glacier National Park, likely in Washington on tribal business visited the Confederate veterans home in Richmond on May 19, 1914. All have signed the book with their pictograph as follows:
CHIEF EAGLE CALF Also known as John Ground. (CHIEF) 
MEDICINE OWL (JOSEPH MEDICINE OWL was born in 1888)
TWO GUNS WHITE CALF (CHIEF)
Two Guns White Calf (1872-1934), a Blackfoot chief, is best remembered as a model for the “Buffalo Nickel.” The face which appears on the nickel was actually a composite image made from the likenessesof three Native Americans, including Two Guns. Designed by James EarleFraser, the coin was first issued in 1913. Two Guns always maintained that he was indeed the sole model for the image on the coin and gained celebrity for this association. He was, for many years, the public face of Northern Pacific Railroad, whose advertisements billed him asthe model for the coin, and a major attraction for the tourists who visited Glacier National Park. 


LAZY BOY (CHIEF)
FISH WOLF ROBE (CHIEF)
MRS. MEDICINE OWL
MRS. TWO GUNS WHITE CALF
FRANK WHITE QUIVER 
MRS. BIRD RATTLE
BIRD RATTLE (ELMER BIRD RATTLE )

From Scott Winslow and Associates

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