Chief Lot (Big Star) on horseback with four men of the Indian Police, probably 1905


Written on verso: Chief Lott and his Indian Police Taken in North Eastern Washington by C.W. Mundin about 1905.Chief Lot (Whistlepossum) was chief of the Lower Spokane American Indians after his brother Chief Big Star died in 1868. By 1887 the Lower Spokane Indians had established a court and police force with Lot on the court. Chief Lot died in 1902. His son, Oliver Lot (Big Star) became chief until his death May 8, 1909. PHColl334.Mundin1