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    Chief Rain-in-the-Face: D. F. Barry Cabinet Card. Portrait of the famous Lakota chief (1835-1905) wearing a war bonnet, holding a stone-head club and peace pipe, titled: "Rain-in-the-Face". D. F. Barry photographer's credit and back mark with image of Chief Gall. Rain-in-the-Face was one of the chiefs who participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn. In 1874, Custer's brother Thomas had the chief arrested for the murder of army veterinarian Dr. John Honsinger, but he managed to escape from jail. He both claimed and denied responsibility for killing the Custer brothers and ended his days at the Standing Rock Agency reservation. A very fine example.

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    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
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