Col. A. B. Welch’s Adoption Ceremony, at Two Shields camp on Porcupine Creek, June 5, 1913

Sioux Nation Adopts

Col. A. B. Welch

with thousands present

 (Welch’s letter to his family of June 12th, 1913 describes the ceremonies while still very fresh in his mind….letter added to end of this post September 21, 2013)

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Index    

John Grass’ invitation to A. B. Welch     

Sioux Indian Name Given Welch: News Report    

Adoption Escort comes to pick up A. B. Welch.    

Adoption Escort Leaves with A. B. Welch    

Adoption Escort progresses toward Ceremony Site

Welch “under arrest” and being brought to camp by the Escort:

Formal Adoption Ceremony of A. B. Welch

Speech by A. B. Welch at his Adoption Ceremony

Indian Dancers at A. B. Welch’s Adoption Celebration

A. B. Welch diagram of his Adoption Ceremonies into the Sioux Nation

Family Letter, June 12, 1913, written by A. B. Welch, describing his Adoption Ceremony in fresh Detail (this letter added Sept 21, 2013)

 

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John Grass’ invitation to A. B. Welch

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invitation, page 2:

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Sioux Indian Name Given Welch: News Report:

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Adoption Escort comes to pick up A. B. Welch.

Photos by Frank Fiske, a friend of Welch:

Photo No. 1: Escort Party comes to meet Welchce4escortcomes

 

Adoption Escort Leaves with A. B. Welch:

Photo No. 2: Escort Party leaves with Welch

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Adoption Escort progresses toward Ceremony Site:

Photos No. 3 & No. 4: Escort Party progress toward Adoption Site

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Welch “under arrest” and being brought to camp by the Escort:

Photo No. 5: Welch under arrest and being brought to camp by Escorts 

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Formal Adoption Ceremony of A. B. Welch:

Photos No. 6 & 7: Formal dedication ceremony with Chief Grass on Welch’s left and Red Tomahawk on Grass’ left.

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Speech by A. B. Welch at his Adoption Ceremony:

Photo No. 8: Speech by Welch with Acy Little Crow as interpreter

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Indian Dancers at A. B. Welch’s Adoption Celebration:

Photo No. 9: Indian Dancers

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“Old Time” Indians dancing at A. B. Welch’s Adoption Ceremony:

Photo No. 10: Old Warriors dancing

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A. B. Welch diagram of his Adoption Ceremonies into the Sioux Nation:

Photo of Welch diagram of adoption site

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Family Letter, June 12, 1913, written by A. B. Welch, describing his Adoption Ceremony in fresh Detail

 June 12, 1913 pg 1 Adoption

 Page 2 of 3 pages

june 12, 1913 pg 2

 Page 3 of 3 pages

june 12, 1913 pg 3

 

 

 

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