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    GERONIMO & NAICHE ON HORSE BACK, C.S. FLY, TOMBSTONE, ARIZONA TERRITORY, CABINET CARD ca. 1886. Photographed by noted Indian photographer C.S. Fly on March 27, 1886, when he accompanied Crook's troops to Canyon de los Embudos for surrender negotiations with Geronimo and his small band of renegades. Geronimo later fled but finally surrendered to Gen. Nelson Miles on Sept. 4, 1886. Here, Geronimo is seated atop his horse, flanked by Chiricahua leader Natchez (on horseback), his son (holding infant), and another unidentified warrior. Van Orden (1991) in his excellent discussion of the photographs taken March 25-26, 1886, that the individuals in Fly's photo series show nearly new clothing, suggesting that the band had been re-outfitted after losing nearly everything in a January raid by U.S. forces on their Mexican stronghold. Identified on applied paper label on verso as "Scenes in Geronimo's Camp. No.171, Geronimo with Natches, Natches with hat on; Son of Geronimo standing by his side." In excellent condition, with the usual minor wear to edges and corners. An extremely desirable image worthy of any Western Americana collection!

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    10th Saturday
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