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Wed, Aug 18, 2021 09:00AM EDT
Lot 128

Two photos taken the day after Wounded Knee

Estimate: $300 - $500

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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.

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Medicine Man: Top right corner missing, nail holes at other three corners, some light staining to front, red staining to back. Big Foot: Nail holes in each corner, some faint ink marks to photo, red stains to back.

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