Ellie Irving (“Sioux Princess”) & son Bennie, ca. 1886
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West: A Scarce Cabinet Photo of Ellie Irving, “Sioux Princess”, and Her Son. Ellie Irving was the wife of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West cowboy and Lakota translator Bronco Bill Irving. Ellie and her son, Bennie, were favorites of the cast and crew of the Wild West. This portrait was probably taken in New York in 1886 or early 1887 as the show was preparing to embark for England.
source: Heritage Auctions