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    INDIAN POLICEMEN OF THE PINE RIDGE AGENCY, SOUTH DAKOTA "DEATH OF SITTING BULL" - ca. 1890. The proud and sun-weathered faces of the men portray quiet dignity in this important and very rare portrait of the Indian Policemen of the Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota. This infamous agency's policemen were most well known for killing Sitting Bull and seven of his followers on December 15, 1890. There is little doubt that many of the men in this photograph participated in the raid, in which six policemen were killed of the forty-three who surrounded Sitting Bull's cabin on that fateful morning. Several of the men in this photograph could be identified with historical research. The card itself measures 8.5" x 5.25"and is in excellent condition. The image has good contrast and a gentle sepia tone. A fine and lasting portrait of Native American Indian Policemen.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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