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This picture of Christie reveals that the emerging art/science of photography allowed for a certain fetishizing of the dead body–that the corpse, via mechanical reproduction, might somehow live on. Grisly.

This picture of Christie reveals that the emerging art/science of photography allowed for a certain fetishizing of the dead body–that the corpse, via mechanical reproduction, might somehow live on.

Cherokee Indian Chief | Cunne Shote, the Indian chief, a Great Warrior of the Cherokee Nation ...

Cherokee Indian Chief Oconostota, Cunne Shote, the Indian chief, a Great Warrior of the Cherokee Nation .

To the Cherokee people, Zeke Proctor was a hero. To the U.S. Marshals Service, a murderer. He’s shown here, circa 1868, four years before an altercation that would lead to the largest single loss of life in the history of the marshals agency.

To the Cherokee people, Zeke Proctor was a hero. Marshals Service, a murderer. He’s shown here, circa four years before an altercation that would lead to the largest single loss of life in the history of the marshals agency.

JESSE CHISHOLM... bi-racial  Cherokee trader, founded the route across Indian Territory into Kansas that became a famous cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail. These trail-rides came up from Texas through Oklahoma, Shackelford men saw and talked about them all the time.

Jesse Chisholm, half-breed Cherokee trader who founded the route across Indian Territory into Kansas that became a famous cattle trail, the Chisholm Trail. (my great grandfather drove his cattle North along the Chisholm Trail from Yoakum, Texas)

Ned Christie, Cherokee (1852 - 1892)
Birth: 
Dec. 14, 1852
Tahlequah
Cherokee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: 
Nov. 3, 1892
Adair County
Oklahoma, USA

Ned Christie, Cherokee (1852 - 1892) Birth: Dec. 14, 1852 Tahlequah Cherokee County Oklahoma, USA Death: Nov. 3, 1892 Adair County Oklahoma, USA

Native American map. found via tairrastrange. [Only a few of hundreds of tribal groups are shown.]

Native American map

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