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    CARTE DE VISITE OF CUT NOSE. One of the most violent and deadly clashes occurred in 1862, in and around New Ulm, Minnesota, when Dakota Indians launched a series of attacks on the town and nearby farms which resulted in at least 500 (and possibly as many as 800) civilian deaths. One of the Indians in the Sioux uprising was Cut Nose, who, along with 37 other warriors, was executed for his part in the violence. In this 2½" x 3¼" sepia image, Cut Nose wears a store-bought shirt and seven feathers in his headband. He looks sternly to the left, cut nostril clearly evident. The photograph has been trimmed at the lower edge, resulting in the removal of some of the descriptive text, which reads (in full): "CUT NOSE, Who in the Massacre of 1862, in Minnesota, murdered 18 Women and Children and 5 Men." Save for the trimmed lower border, the image is in exceptional condition.

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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