DescriptionBuckskin Charley (Charlie) Ute Chief Cabinet Card, ca. 1880s. Buckskin Charley (1840-1936) Southern Colorado, Utah, Ute Chief. Succeeding Chief Ouray in 1880, he became first Ute leader during the Reservation period. Remembered for leading the rescue of the women and children abducted during the Meeker Massacre and also riding with Geronimo in Theodore Roosevelt's 1905 Inaugural parade. Also received Benjamin Harrison Peace Medal in 1890.
Very early great historical cabinet card of Buckskin Charley, sitting with Indian in shell jacket. Buckskin also wearing shell jacket, has hat in hand with band on it "POLICE" has medal on vest can't make out but appears to be GAR type badge. Caption verso, in period ink "Buck Skin Charley". Photographers stamp E. A. Wilder, photographer, Durango, Colo. 4"x 6".
Condition: Very crisp contrast, cabinet card appears to have been slightly trimmed.
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