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Two oversized cabinet/ boudoir card photographs taken the day after the Battle of Wounded Knee, one inscribed in negative The Medicine Man taken at the Battle of Wounded Knee, a photo of a medicine man named Yellow Bird, with a Winchester lever action rifle by his side, 5 1/4" x 8 1/2", the other inscribed in negative Big Foot, with paper label in top corner reading Chief Big Foot taken next morning after fight, photo of Chief Spotted Elk aka Big Foot, 5" x 8", both copyrighted by The Northwestern Photo Company, Chadron, Nebraska, both inscribed in ink on verso Willard M. Burleson, Sargt. Troop G 6 Cavalry, as well as an ink inscription describing the photos. Sargent Burleson's 6th cavalry was called to battle the "Ghost Dance" ceremony of the Sioux, arriving at Rapid City, South Dakota on Dec. 9th, 1890. He did not participate in the Battle of Wounded Knee, but was a part of the campaign that ended the Indian Wars. He collected photographs between 1887 and 1891. Provenance: Scottsdale Auction, Willard Burleson Collection, May 2015.Competitive In-House shipping is available for this lot.
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