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    CUSTER'S CROW INDIAN SCOUT CURLEY CABINET CARD ca 1880s Curley was born approximately 1856 in Montana Territory. He resided on the Crow Reservation in the vicinity of Pryor Creek. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as Indian scout on April, 1876 and was later chosen to scout for the Seventh Cavalry during the Little Bighorn expedition in same year along with fellow Crow warriors. He was eye witness to parts of battle of Little Bighorn and his translated account later appeared in many newspapers, as he was thought to be the only surviving witness from the U.S. side of Custer's Last Stand. This photograph of Curley has inscription on card in period ink: "Curley Custer, Custer's favorite Scout" 4.25"x 6.50". It has great contrast and slight foxing.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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