Thomas Wister, known as Mr. Blue, spoke before the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Washington D. C. in 1899, and ask, in vain, that the U.S. government not to break up Caddo land in the Indian Territory through the allotment process. This is one of pair of photos that are dated 1998, but were likely taken in 1899 when Wister was in Washington pleading the Caddo case. In this photo he is posed in traditional clothes. National Anthropological Archives, BAE GN 01368A 06258600.
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