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    Sioux Leader Sitting Bull (Taton Kaiyotonka): Classic Cabinet Card Photograph by Bailey, Dix & Mead. A 4" x 6" sepia photograph of the famous leader seated with his pipe. The photograph bears an 1882 copyright and captioned in the negative: "The above is a true Photo and Autograph of 'Sitting Bull.' The Sioux Chief at the Custer Massacre". The autograph is a facsimile. The verso lists the photograph as "No. 1" in a series of twenty-four photographs issued by Bailey, Dix & Mead of Fort Randall, Dakota Territory. The long verso printed caption reads: "The noted Chief, With his band of Uncapapa [sic] Souix [sic] Indians, now prisoners of war at Fort Randall, D. T., is 43 years of age; Weight 200 pounds; Height, 5 ft., 9 in. Has had over 100 engagements with their natural enemies, the Crows, of which he proudly boasts, but is too shrewd to acknowledge to having killed any whites. He has had 9 wives. The two now living with him appear with descriptions in Nos. 5, 11, and 20. Has had one child by each of his first 6 wives." A fine, sharp image with a small surface crack in the upper right corner not affecting the chief's image.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    10th Sunday
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