Spotted in Lincoln

Ely Parker Library of CongressIf you have seen the wonderful movie Lincoln, did you notice a Native American man accompanying General Ulysses S. Grant in a couple of scenes?  This character, like many others in the meticulously researched movie, was a real person. He is Ely S. Parker, the subject of a post on this blog a little over a year ago. Parker was the first Native American to serve as  Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Read about him here.

Photo from the National Archives collection.

Published in: on December 3, 2012 at 6:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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