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    CAMP SUPPLY I.T (INDIAN TERRITORY) LOT OF TWO IMPERIAL SIZE CARDS ca. 1870sFort Supply was originally established as "Camp of Supply" on November 18, 1868 in support of General Philip Sheridan's winter campaign against the Southern Plains Indians. It was from Camp Supply that George Armstrong Custer led the Seventh U.S. Cavalry south to the banks of the Washita River to destroy the village of the Cheyenne Indian chief Black Kettle in what became known as the Battle of the Washita. Later, the camp served to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho reservations from incursions by whites. Camp Supply was renamed Fort Supply in 1878 following its role in the Red River War of 1874-1875.
    (1) Very early rare image of Indian village. Caption: (period ink) "Indian Village, Camp Supply I.T."
    (2) This second image is even more rare: Cheyenne lodges. Caption: (period ink) "Cheyenne Lodges Camp Supply" These images are mounted on light cardboard mount, on verso of one in pencil with tape over it. "Un-published William Soule albumen photo"? Mounts are 12"x10"; images are 8"x 5.25" Very sharp contrast with great sepia hues; Indian village image has repaired upper left corner with archival tape


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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