Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Gray Bear - Yanktonai border=
Title:
Gray Bear - Yanktonai
Date:
1908
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Born in South Dakota in 1845. When fourteen years of age he joined a war party, but achieved no honors. He fought against the Hidatsa, running down, while mounted, a horse less warrior and counting first coup. In another raid against the Hidatsa, he successfully captured nine tethered horses on a dark and stormy night. Gray Bear's tutelary deities were the sun and the horses he rode in battle.

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