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    Nes Perce Indian Named "Steps" Cabinet Card albumen photo by Bailey, Dix & Mead of Fort Randall, Dakota Territory. Issued in 1882 as number three in a series of Indian images. A poignant image of this Nes Perce who escaped from his band while surrounded in the badlands of Nebraska by General Miles in 1878. He then joined Sitting Bull's band of Sioux in Canada where he lost his feet above the ankles and his right hand by being frozen during a snow storm. A powerful example of the suffering Sitting Bull's followers endured while in Canada before famine forced their surrender in 1881. Absolutely excellent condition.

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    December, 2005
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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