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Native Indian Lore
Antique Photographs of the Poncas

Snapshots taken by the Richard, Dick Steele family, 1900's


1.  Mrs. Lucy Little, 2. Mrs. Louis McDonald (Mattie Roughface) 3. Prudence Primeaux 4. Mrs. Lovelady 5. Mrs. Dick Gaiton (Mary LeClair) 6. Maggie LaDue (Mitchell) 7. Mrs. W.O. Wagner 8. Rosana Primeaux 9. Ellen Cerre (Roy) 10. Helena Primeaux 11.  Mrs. Walter Ritter  12. Mrs. George Primeaux 13. Mrs. Price Mitchell (Cora Burt) 14. Mrs. David Buffalohead (Suzette Delodge) 15. Alice Roughface (Delodge)  16.  Mrs. G.C. Steele  17. Dora Eagle 18. Alice Eagle (McDonald) 19. Hattie Eagle (McDonald)

Guy & Lutie had 6 children -- the oldest named Jeanne (pronounced Jean).   She was the one who taught at the 101 ranch after finishing school in White Eagle and on alternate semesters at Ok A&M in Stillwater until she graduated in 1922. She and her sister in one  picture was on horseback returning from the 101.

Most of the pictures of the Indians and life on the farms were taken by Guy, brother to Richard Steele, the Indian agent, if not by the government photographer, Vince Dillon.

The lady who donated the above two pictures is Marilyn Hicks of Dallas. Her cousin Phe was married to Earl Waltrip. Phe and Earl had four boys and lived here for a while.  Phe and Dora Eagle attended school together and ran into each other on the street. They were so happy to see an old schoolmate.
Marilyn would like to know if any of these people in the photographs can be indentified? This would be 1920, with girls more of my mother's age, (Velma Pensoneau Jones, born in 1913). Grandmother Elizabeth Little Cook was out of Chilocco by this time and had children.  I would like to believe the girl on the bottom right is Martha Grass.  The girl in the back row, third from left looks so much like Vinola Cerre, but, of course, is older than Vi, maybe her relative.
Donna

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