Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 142 Wolf - Apsaroke border=
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Title:
Plate 142 Wolf - Apsaroke
Date:
1908
Size:
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Description by Edward S Curtis: Born 1857. Mountain Crow; Not Mixed clan; Fox organization. His medicine of wolf was obtained by purchase. He has to his credit a "dakshe" and a captured gun, both honors having been won at the same time, when he rushed into a protected hollow where were concealed two Yanktonai who had already killed three and wounded two of the attacking Apsaroke. Again, when a party of seven turned back without finding an enemy, Wolf alone went forward and captured a tethered horse from the camp. In pursuing some Yanktonai who had taken Apsaroke horses, he and a companion charged; his horse went down, and as he arose he himself was shot.

This fabulous image of "Wolf" displays an elderly Apsaroke holding a long stick, probably a weapon of some sort. His hair suggests that he has won many scalps, or has done well in battle. He is wearing multiple necklaces as well as other interesting jewelry. Wolf is also painted with a white pigment and wearing a fur around his waist.
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