Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Fast Thunder - Ogalala border=
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Title:
Fast Thunder - Ogalala
Date:
1907
Size:
Volume, 12.5 x 9.5 inches
Medium:
Vintage Photogravure
 
Born 1839. At nineteen he was a member of a party that went to fight the Apsaroke, but which prevented him from attacking their village because of swollen streams. They met three Nez Perce, however, two of whom they killed. Participated in about twenty fights, most of them against troops. Was not engaged in the Custer fight, but was present at the wiping out of Fetterman's force. Counted four coups, three of them at one time, when in an attack on a Shoshoni camp he struck a woman, a boy, and a girl, the only occupants of a lodge. Again when Shoshoni came to capture horses the alarm was given, and one of the enemy being shot, Fast Thunder struck him. He fasted thrice, the first time on a hill near the Crow agency, Montana. From dawn until midnight he stood erect, then lying down he heard a voice, saw the Bighorn Mountains, and a village from which seven men were departing. Two approached him, while the others waited. The two stopped as if shot. Next day the faster returned to camp and warned the people of danger. He regards the attack of the Shoshoni horse-raiders as the fulfillment of this vision.


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