Skip to main content


    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.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Flat Material, Small (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    10th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 594

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 44 days left to consign to the 2018 June 20 Cartography Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 March 10 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 Internet Session
    2018 March 10 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Political & Presidential Americana, Part 2 Internet Session
    REALIZED SO FAR $134,169