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    ARAPAHOE "CHIEF BIG MOUTH" BATTLE OF WASHITA AGAINST CUSTER 1880s. Arapahoe "Chief Big Mouth" with Black Kettle at the Battle of Washita against Custer's 7th Cavalry. This imperial size albumen cabinet card taken from life and stamped "W. S. Soule, Ft. Sill, I.T." The Battle of Washita was one of the most fierce hand-to hand battles ever to be encountered by Custer and his 7th Cavalry and included Cheyennes, Kiowas, Comanches, Arapahoes and some Apaches. Custer attacked them at dawn on November 27, 1868. They captured 53 women and children along with 875 Indian ponies, 11,000 buffalo robes and 4,000 arrows, killing over 100 Indians including Chief Black Kettle. After the battle, Custer and his men burned the Indian village to the ground. 8" x10" framed. Very fine condition, image has very small dings.

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