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PEYASIW-AWASIS (Thunderchild, also known as Kapitikow, meaning “the one who makes the sound”), Plains Cree chief; b. 1849, probably along the South Saskatchewan River; m. Mamchwasis and then Ka-kwa; he had several children; d. 29 June 1927 on the Thunderchild Indian Reserve, Sask.
On back of photo: Group of Cree Indians in gala attire, taken at the paying of Treaty money at File Hills Reserve. The dresses are very brilliant. The tall man at back of group is wearing an overall of vivid blue. The white cuffs and all cross stitch patterns are their own handiwork. Tiny white beads very closely and evenly sewn together forming the background for cross stitch diamonds, the squares and fringes done in brightly colored beads. The old man wearing a fur cap is a Chief, his name is