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    A Great Companion Piece to Sitting Bull's Buffalo Bill's Wild West Contract. Paul Blum was apparently tasked to be Sitting Bull's "handler" when he joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West. On June 7, 1885, he wrote from Standing Rock Reservation: "I, Paul Blum, do solemnly promise not to touch or drink any kind of intoxicating liquor while with the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show, or while in charge of Sitting Bull". To say the least, the Sioux leader had a "mind of his own" and doubtless the job of managing Sitting Bull would prove more challenging than Blum could ever have anticipated!

    The letter is on an 8" x 12" sheet of lined paper, and is in excellent condition, attached on verso at the top to an album page. Docketed in pencil on verso in a different hand, "Paul C. Blum Promise to abstain from all intoxicating drinks."

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