Indian Head Buffalo Nickels

I am old enough to remember holding an Indian Head Buffalo nickel in my hand as a child. They were very common back then, but still, it just seemed different from any other coin I had seen. 

The photo below shows Wolf Robe (1838-1841 to 1910), the Southern Cheyenne chief; sometimes believed to be the man whose profile was used on the Indian-head nickel. Here he is wearing a round silver Benjamin Harrison peace medal, which he received from the federal government in 1890 for assisting the Cherokee Commission in negotiations for disposal of land. The Gerhard Sisters photographed him during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Mo., in 1904.

Chief Wolf Robe
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Gerhard Sisters, photographer. Chief Wolf Robe. , ca. 1904.