Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Flying Shield - Yanktonai border=
Title:
Flying Shield - Yanktonai
Date:
1908
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Born near Fort Berthhold, North Dakota, in 1856. He first went with a war-party against the Ute when he was fifteen years of age, on which occasion the Yanktonai brought back several horses. The next year he went against the Hidatsa with a party which took seven horses, and on several occasions Flying Shield captured horses for the Assiniboin. While with a party near Milk river he and another Yanktonai killed an entire Cree family in a solitary lodge, Flying Shield taking the man's scalp. He engaged in several horse-stealing expeditions against the Apsaroke and Nez Perces, and his war-honors were restricted chiefly to the capture of horses. His medicine consisted of a pipe and a wolf-skin. He married at twenty-one.

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