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    Two Grabill Photographs of Wounded Knee Hostile Indian Camp, 1891. The first image captioned "Indian Council in Hostile Camp," 12" x 9.75", pictures many Native American chiefs and leaders sitting for council and settling the Indian War January 15, 1891. Unmounted with the imprint of [John C.] Grabill, Deadwood, S.D. There is a mounted Army officer at center right of image waiting to hear the news of the surrender to take to General Nelson Miles. The second image, "The Great Hostile Camp," 11" x 8.75", depicts many teepees on the reservation. Also captioned: "Largest Indian camp in the world, near Pine Ridge, S.D., Jan. 16, 1891. Photo and copyright 1891 by Grabill, 1891 Deadwood S.D."

    Following the Wounded Knee Massacre, the Lakota Indians from Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations fled into the Pine Ridge Reservation. Many Army troops were brought in to occupy the reservation and protect the staff. After two weeks of ongoing negotiations, the Lakotas agreed on January 15 to move back to the agency. These are the Grabill images that document that event.

    Condition: Very fine.


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