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    Comanche: Two Fine Cabinet Photos of Myles Keogh's Legendary Mount. Wounded many times, Comanche was the only survivor of Custer's command, and was later found wandering around the battlefield. Nursed back to health, he became the beloved mascot of the 7th Cavalry and lived until 1891.

    According to some Indian witnesses, Keogh was accorded great respect because, alone among Custer's men, he refused to shoot his horse to use it for cover during the fight. The relationship between a warrior and his horse was an important and almost mystical one among the Plains tribes, and this may account for his being left to roam the battlefield as prizes were taken by the victors.

    One photo has a wonderful 1890-dated rendition of Comanche's story in black ink on verso. Both photos are in excellent condition.


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    9th Saturday
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