It is said the huddle was invented by a deaf football player, but I have lived long enough to know just about anything I have learned isn't really true. I suspect it was the Native American, but I suppose we will not learn anything about this photo.
Based on the beadwork, I would have guessed this was a Woodlands tribe, but immediately realized they are on the plains. Whatever is going on is special, as the interlopers are keeping their distance.
I really would like tribal identification, and while there isn't too much to go in, there is a feather headdress involved.
Anonymous cabinet photograph, circa 1890 Collection Jim Linderman
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