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    Two Imperial Size Photographs "Apache Indian Scouts & Apache Kid" ca 1880s-1890s. Ski-be-nan-ted (Apache Kid) was born on the San Carlos Reservation in about 1860. He worked as a scout under Al Sieber. By July 1882 he had reached the rank of sergeant. The following year he accompanied General George Crook on the expedition of the Sierra Madre. In 1887 the Apache Kid was left in charge of the guardhouse at San Carlos. He left his post in order to hunt down a man he believed was responsible for the death of his father. On his return to the guardhouse there was an argument with Al Sieber. During the dispute someone (not the Apache Kid) shot Sieber in the leg. The Apache Kid escaped but later surrendered to the authorities. Apache Kid and three others were accused of attempted murder. He was found guilty and was sentenced to seven years in Yuma Territorial Prison. While being transported to the prison the Apache Kid escaped. During the fighting that took place three guards, Glenn Reynolds, Eugene Middleton and W. A. Holmes were killed. Over the next few years the Apache Kid was accused of various crimes. However, if is impossible to determine how many of these he actually committed. A $5,000 reward for him, dead or alive, was promised by the Arizona territorial legislature. This did not result in his capture and after 1894 reports of his crimes came to an end. Some sources claimed he died at this time while others argue he had crossed into Mexico and lived to an old age.

    Two very scarce historical photographs. The first is an imperial size three-quarter bust image of the "Apache Kid", definitely starring at the photographer with very stern look attributed to (Erwin Baer). Notation in ink verso; "White Mountains Apache Indian renegade know to have killed 32 whites, and many Indians, a price of $17,000.00 was offered in 1892 for his capture". Second image depicts six Apache Indian scouts two on the ground pointing at the trail of "Apache Kid". The officer sitting on the horse with binoculars is 2nd lieutenant Herbert O. Williams, 11th Infantry. In ink verso; "2nd Lt. Herbert o. Williams, 11th Inf. and his Co. of Apache Indian scouts on the Trail of the Kid near San Carlos, Arizona". Both images measures approximately 8" x 5".

    Condition:
    Very good-fine, light soiling on images, the Kid photo has light water stain


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