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    Cabinet Card Photograph Captain Sword Chief of Indian Police ca 1890s. Cabinet card photograph of Captain Sword chief of police on agency (in period ink on mount) and wife sitting in the studio and posing for J. E. Meddaugh, Bushville, Nebraska. He is wearing an Indian police badge and a police uniform with captain boards on shell jacket. Measures approximately 4.25" X 6.50".

    Captain Sword. Those who actually went off of the Cheyenne River agency probably number 303, and there were a few from the Standing Rock reserve with them, but as to their number I do not know. There were a number of Ogalallas, old men and several school boys, coming back with that very same party, and one of the very seriously wounded boys was a member of the Ogalalla boarding school at Pine Ridge agency. He was not on the warpath, but was simply returning home to his agency and to his school after a summer visit to relatives on the Cheyenne river.

    Wounded Knee-Historical Reference: Massacre at Wounded knee, South Dakota on December 29, 1890 Reference to Turning Hawk, Captain Sword, Spotted Horse and American Horse (Sioux). From the report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 1891, volume 1, pages 179-181. Extracts from verbatim stenographic report of council held by delegations of Sioux with Commissioner of Indian affairs, at Washington, February 11, 1891.

    Condition: Good-very good, foxing on image and mount


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