redcloudagency Description: Jules Tavernier At Red Cloud Agency in 1874
Narrative: The most distinctive personality among Old San Francisco’s Bohemian artists,was perhaps Paris-born Jules Tavernier whose antics were fondly recorded in the Annals of the bohemian Club. At the tail end of his transcontinental sketching tour of the American frontier with his friend Paul Frenzeny, Tavernier received a special invitation to observe the Sioux ancestral “Sun Dance” at Red Cloud’s Agency in Nebraska. This article offers the remarkable story of this visit, with 10 full-color illustrations.

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