Lot 113 of 419:
Photographs of Custer's Crow Scouts  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,560
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Photographs of Hairy Moccasin and White Man Runs Him, George Armstrong Custer's Little Bighorn Crow Scouts

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Date:
c. 1907

Description:
Two sepia-tone photographs, 9¾x8 and 8¼x6¼ on 13¾x11 stiff mounts. On June 25, 1876, Custer's scouts accompanied him to the Crow’s Nest, a natural rock formation overlooking the Little Bighorn valley, to assess their situation. The Crow scouts, including White Man Runs Him, Hairy Moccasin and others, advised Custer to wait for reinforcements. Custer refused their advice and prepared to attack. Convinced they were about to die in battle, the scouts took off their uniforms and donned Crow war clothing. When Custer demanded to know why, they responded that they wished to die as warriors rather than soldiers. Custer was angered by what he perceived as fatalism and relieved them from further service about an hour before engaging in the final battle. White Man Runs Him retired to a ridge along with Hairy Moccasin to join Maj. Marcus Reno. They were engaged briefly in battle but would survive the engagement.

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Condition:
Mounts chipped and worn, some light surface wear to photos; very good.


 
Item number:
203125
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