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    RED CLOUD, CHIEF OF PINE RIDGE AGENCY. An unknown photographer produced this formal 3¾" x 5½" image of Chief Red Cloud, wearing a full suit of white man's clothes, and holding a peace pipe and beaded bag. In 1886, he waged his own war against the U.S. military, resulting in the Treaty of Fort Laramie, causing the military to abandon its forts on the Bozeman Trail. Although Red Cloud was an important and revered leader of the Lakota, and a determined warrior on the battlefield, he was unable to prevent the ultimate theft of Lakota lands by the white man, and he and his people ended up imprisoned at Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota. Photograph is affixed to a heavy mat board which measures 4¼" x 6½", and is in very fine condition.

    Provenance: The Chris Kortlander Collection

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    November, 2007
    10th Saturday
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