Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Charge Crow - Yanktonai border=
Title:
Charge Crow - Yanktonai
Date:
1908
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Born near Standing Rock in 1850. When in his seventeenth year he joined a war party against the Apsaroke near the Little Bighorn, the Yanktonai capturing a number of horses. While fighting the Flatheads, Charge Crow killed one and took his horse. He led a war-party on foot, and encountering the Atsina near Fort Belknap, Montana, captured fifty horses. Having found an old police badge, he visited a camp of Cree and told them he was an officer. They believed him, and Charge Crow stole most of the horses in the camp, and got away with them safely. Although he fasted often and prayed to the sun, he never had a vision; he attributes his success in war to the potency of his prayers. He married at twenty-one.


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