I really hate that photo of Chief Spotted Elk (commonly known as “Bigfoot” but pls don’t call him that bc it’s not his name) lying dead on the snow at Wounded Knee. Unfortunately, that’s the only one people ever seem to use of him, so when I did a history training on those events I went looking for a different one, and:

Look at the size of those hoop earrings. Look at that choker. Look at the horse fetish, and the intricate plant pattern on his chest below it. Look at those braid wraps.

Spotted Elk had so much style. I never want to see that photo of him in the snow again, knowing this is who he actually was.

Reminder on the anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre, please don’t share the photo of Spotted Elk frozen and dead.