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    C. 1880 Cabinet Photograph of Apache Scout Nantaje, Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for Action Against Apaches on 12 April 1875. Superb condition by Buehman & Hartwell of Tucson, A. T. Depicts Nantaje holding a M1870 .50-70 rifle with cartridges in his hand. A Smith & Wesson 1st Model American and Bowie knife are on the floor in front of him.
    During the winter campaign of 1872 - 1873, Nantaje and several other Apache scouts led General Crook's cavalry troopers to the mouth of a cave (henceforth known as "Skull Cave" or "Apache Cave") where a heavy fight ensued. By the end of the day, Nantaje and the other scouts had helped rout the Indians, seventy six of whom were killed. Nantaje and the other Apache scouts were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for this engagement. A rare and historic image.


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