Anyone catch the recent "History Detectives" show on PBS which dealt with a Crazy Horse photo? I know this thing has been talked into the ground but the myth that CH was photographed will ever die. The one on the show was of the Indian "Stabber" and I have seen it ID'd as CH before. Perhaps the most famous at presnt is the one owned by Putt Thompson and shown at his store at the LBH.
I remember buying a box set of three records...331/3...if anyone remembers those...by John Neihardt back in the seventies which contained a beautiful poster of Black Elk and several supposed CH photos on the record sleeves. Would love to run down a copy of that with everything intact in the box set. Anyone have this or have ever seen it?
I saw the show. One of my co-workers asked me about it today, and we googled "Crazy Horse Photograph," and came up with the Putt Thompson picture. The accompanying description said that Frank Grouard and "Little Bat" talked him into being photographed around 1872.
I haven't read enough yet to have a really informed opinion, but my gut feeling is that Crazy Horse would never have let himself be photographed. What I need to find out is: what was CH doing in 1872, and how likely is it that the two scouts could have talked him into such a thing?