novelty of Squint Eyes' drawings is the identification of
subjects in English captions. These include Colonel Zenas R.
Bliss (Fort Supply post commander), Captain Curtis Gilmore
Company commander), Z. W. Bliss, and Major John Dunlop.
Scouts are identified as Squint Eyes, Black Wolf, Bob, Fat
Nibbs (Cohoe), Osage, Sole Leather, White Bird, White Crow,
Walk High (Man Who Walks High), White Man, White Skunk, and
Little Man. The
inscriptions may have been provided by Colonel Bliss (although
the handwriting does not match his
which appears with the photograph in the frontispiece of the
the inscriptions could have been added by Squint Eyes, who
had learned to write while he was imprisoned at Fort Marion
Florida, and who later studied at Hampton Institute in Virginia.
Another possibility is that the inscriptions were provided
by Amos Chapman, the post interpreter and guide, often considered
the man who actually led the scouts in the field. Curiously,
Chapman does not appear in any of the pictures.