Edward S Curtis

Chief Hector-Assinboin, 1928
Tri-Color Photo Lithograph
9.75 x 7.62 in
Framed: 17 x 14.50 in
The Assiniboin are an offshoot of the Yanktonai Sioux, from whom they separated prior to 1640. The southern branch has long been confined on a reservation in Montana, the northern is resident in Alberta. The latter is divided into two bands, which formerly ranged respectively north and south of Bow river, from the Rocky mountains out upon the prairies. Hector is chief of the southern band of the Canadian branch known locally as Bear's Paw band.