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    Little Crow: Albumen Carte de Visite by Joel Whitney, Circa 1862. Seated studio portrait of Little Crow, dignified and regal in citizen's dress. Printed below the image: "Little Crow,/ A Sioux Chief, and Leader of the Indian Massacre of/ 1862, in Minnesota." The Mdewakanton Sioux chief was the recognized leader of the Dakota War of 1862. Dissatisfied with previous treaty agreements, the Minnesota Sioux bands rose suddenly on August 18, 1862, spreading themselves for more than 200 miles along the frontier and attacking white settlers. The fighting lasted six weeks and took the lives of nearly five hundred whites, mostly civilians, and an unknown but substantial number of Indians. Little Crow and some 200 to 300 tribesmen eventually fled westward. Little Crow was shot and killed by a white settler on July 3, 1863. Photographed by Joel E. Whitney, one of the foremost American pioneer photographers. Verso is printed with copyright information. Minor foxing in printed area and toning on verso, otherwise very good condition. 4" x 2.5".

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