Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Struck by Crow - Ogalala
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Vintage Photogravure
Born 1847. At eleven he accompanied a party against the Apsaroke, the one in which Fast Thunder served as a warrior. He participated in ten battles, most of them against the Apsaroke, and fought four times against troops, three of these occasions being the Fetterman massacre, the engagement with Crook's command at the Rosebud, and the battle of the Little Bighorn. Counted coup twice, both in the same fight, when twenty Flathead and two Sioux were killed. Fasted four times in the Bighorn Mountains and experienced a vision. Early in the morning he took five tanned buffalo-skins to the summit and gave them to Mystery. He remained on his feet until long after darkness had fallen, and then as he laid sleeping he saw the fork of a river, and beside it a ridge over which came many horses driven by a man. Some of the horses were white. The next day at sunset he returned to his camp and went into the sweat-lodge. A short time after this Struck By Crow accompanied a raiding party and captured some white horses.

Provenance: Original Subscription Set #59. George D. Barron, Rye, NY
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