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    QUADRUPLE INDIAN HANGING, MISSOULA, MONTANA DEC. 19TH 1890. Inscribed on reverse: "Bill Houston, the first sheriff of Missoula County, Montana, under statehood. Captured four Indian outlaws for murdering white men and subsequent for their crimes, brought an end to depredations of the redskins in western Montana". "According to old residents of Montana, no hanging in the state ever attracted more attention than that of the four Indians."
    This lot of five historical photographs consists of: Sheriff, W. H. Houston, Indians, Antley, La La See, Pascade & Pierre Pane. Houston on verso of image in period ink. "Houston is the man who captured the four Indians whose photo's accompanying this and where executed at Missoula Mont. Dec. 19. 1890. For killing over fifty white men in the mountain wilds they were hanged and in 24 minutes from the time of the drop, the last one was placed in his coffin". All images 4.25"x 6.5" Very Fine condition, great contrast.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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