Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Yellow Horse - Yanktonai border=
Yellow Horse - Yanktonai
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Vintage Photogravure
Born near Standing Rock, North Dakota in 1853. He went on the war-path first at the age of fifteen. The expedition was fortunate for the boy, as his party met a band of Apsaroke and he killed one. The next year the Apsaroke invaded the Sioux territory and he killed another. Yellow Horse led into Apsaroke territory a few years later a war-party that brought back a large number of horses. The following winter he headed a party of eleven on an excursion to the same place, and they captured fifty horses, but being pursued by the Apsaroke, they were compelled to make a stand. Armed with a repeating rifle, he aroused the enemy's fear and drove them back. His medicine is a bird-skin tied to a yellow cloth; this he purchased, never having had a vision. Yellow Horse married at nineteen.

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