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    Apache Chief Geronimo, Chief Christian Naiche, and Asa Daklugie Signed Note, circa 1900. Signed on a single page of lined paper, 3.25" x 5.25". Framed in period oak frame, 20.75" x 17.25" (overall), with an original pencil drawing on paper (16" x 9.5") with artist's initials "Q.J.T.". The page is also signed "G. A. Purington" beneath Geronimo's signature as a "witness to Geronimo signature". Purington, a first lieutenant with the 8th cavalry, was the officer in charge of Apache prisoners. Daklugie, chosen by Geronimo as his successor, added, "Later elected Chief/ Fort Sill/ Oklahoma" beneath his own signature.

    Naiche
    (1856-1919), also known as Natchez, was an Apache Chief, the younger of two sons of Chiricahua Chief Cochise. In 1882, Naiche accompanied Geronimo on the great raid on San Carlos. He was imprisoned at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory with Gernoimo. He was later converted to Christianity then changing his name to Christian Naiche.

    Asa Daklugie (1872-1955), a Chiricahua Apache, was Geronimo's official interpreter, and accompanied him on many trips, including the meeting at Theodore Roosevelt's inauguration and the 1904 St. Louis Worlds Fair.

    Condition: Autographs are very fine. The pencil drawing has paper missing upper left and repaired tears upper right neither effects the image.




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    January, 2009
    23rd-25th Friday-Sunday
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