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    Geronimo: Hair from the Legendary Apache Leader. This lot contains approximately fifteen strands of hair, of various lengths, removed from a fully documented Geronimo ponytail hairlock. They are nicely mounted in a 3" x 5" Lucite holder along with a copy of an original photo of the famed leader. They range in length from 1/4" to 7". It is accompanied by truly remarkable provenance, detailing the complete chain of ownership. Adventurer Allen C. Bowman was hunting with the Kiowa in 1871, and met Geronimo when the chief entered the Indians' camp to smoke the pipe of peace. He also encountered Geronimo again in 1885 when he was captured by the U.S. Army. From Bowman's reminiscences it is a bit unclear as to which meeting was the occasion of his cutting of Geronimo's hair, although the actual act is described in fascinating detail. The chain of ownership from Bowman is complete and thoroughly documented. A copy of the complete provenance will be provided to prospective bidders upon request. It is sold together with a Certificate of Authenticity from John Reznikoff, University Archives, widely regarded as the leading authenticator of personal hair samples, referencing the original ponytail hairlock from which this is a portion.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    10th Sunday
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