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    Indian Wars Era Cheyenne River Agency Autograph Letter Signed, 1871. Established in 1869, this agency is sometimes called Cheyenne Agency. The agency was located on the west bank of the Missouri River below the mouth of the Big Cheyenne River, about six miles from Fort Sully. The following Lakota bands settled at Cheyenne agency: Miniconjou, Sihasapa, Oohenunpa, and Itazipco. Headmen at this agency included: Lone Horn, Red Shirt, White Swan, Duck, and Big Foot of the Miniconju; Tall Mandan, Four Bears and Rattling Ribs of the Oohenunpa; and Burnt Face, Charger, Spotted Eagle and Bull Eagle of the Itazipco.

    Very scarce content letter written to Capt. Malcolm McArthur, 17th U. S. Infantry, who was from Livingston, Maine. Written by brother officer from Cheyenne Agency. He writes about Indians performing famous Sun Dance Ceremony. Measures approximately 7.75" x 9.75".

    Condition:
    Fine-very fine, has tear bottom right edge.


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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