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    Cabinet of "Indian" Pete Culbertson, circa 1911. Pete Culbertson was a white man but he was nicknamed "Indian" Pete because local legend told that he had been stolen by Indian as a child and raised by his captors. In truth, he was an ex-convict from 100% Norwegian stock. In the early part of the 20th century, Culbertson became part owner of the Irwin Brothers Cheyenne Frontier Days Wild West Show, and also operated his own western show known as Indian Pete's Wild West. This is a promotional studio image of Indian Pete, wearing richly beaded shirt and jacket and a large brimmed hat. Photographed by L.E. Gilman of Lemmon, SD. From the Emory A. Cantey Western Collection.

    Condition: Image and backing mount bear significant water damage along upper right edge. Good.

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