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    Three Sioux Arrows from the Battle of the Little Bighorn. These Sioux arrows, fletched with magpie or raven feathers, painted, and metal-tipped, were said to have been picked up from the battlefield by "Batiste" (probably "Big Bat" Pourier with Crook's column) soon after the fight. The note of provenance dates from the 1920s. Though there is no way (so far! Who knows where technology will take us?) to test the battlefield arrows forensically for their association with the attack on the 7th Cavalry, the provenance for these is credible and is the next best thing. The handwritten note accompanies this lot. Two of the arrows are illustrated in Swanson, G. A. Custer: His Life and Times, p. 229.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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