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    Apache Chiefs Geronimo, Christian Naiche and Asa Daklugie Signatures on a Single Sheet, 3.25" x 5.25" lined paper, n.p., n.d. (circa early 1900s). G. A. Purington signs beneath Geronimo as a "witness to [his] signature". Purington, a first lieutenant with the 8th cavalry, was the officer in charge of Apache prisoners. Daklugie, chosen by Geronimo as his successor, adds "Later elected Chief/ Fort Sill/ Oklahoma" beneath his signature. The sheet is affixed to a 7.5" x 5" leather album belonging to Clara Scofield, daughter of John C. Scofield, who served under sixteen secretaries of war during his tenure at the War Department, which would have given Clara access to many dignitaries over a long period of time.

    Apache Chief Naiche was the son of Cochise. In the 1880s, Naiche and Geronimo fought together. He was a prisoner from 1886 through 1913 in several places, including Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He converted to Christianity and changed his name to Christian. Asa Daklugie is noted for having translated Geronimo's narrated biography into English in 1905 for S. M. Barrett, who published the biography as Geronimo, His Own Story.

    The album also includes many signatures by notables from the years 1901 through 1930. Signers include: Prince Albert, Booker T. Washington (he signs on an album page as well as second signature on a War Department card), John Pershing (1929), Orville Wright (Feb. 27, 1929), William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt (signature as president adding the date "Jan. 23d 1906"), Elihu Root, William Taft (May 9, 1902), Charles Lindbergh (Nov. 14, 1927), and other diplomats, politicians, military leaders, and feminists. Also included in the album are sketches by American artist Howard C. Christy (Jan. 22, 1929), known for his artwork depicting young women known as "Christy girls" (a sketch in pen of the profile of a young woman), and political cartoonist Homer Davenport (Dec. 19, 1911, a sketch of a horse).

    The album, with an impression of foliage on the front cover, is missing the spine. The leather on the front cover has almost completely separated from the board, while the leather on the back cover has fully separated leaving the exposed board. All pages are bound and have wonderfully preserved the signatures.


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