Lot 12    

CDV of Wa-kan-o-zhan-zhan (Medicine Bottle), Mdewakanton Dakota
2007, Western & Historic Americana, Dec 6th and 7th
printed below image Executed at Fort Snelling, Nov. 11, 1865, for participation in the Massacre of 1862, with imprint of Whitney’s Gallery, St. Paul, 1865. With his hair neatly braided, and wrapped in a white wool blanket against the November chill of the stone walls around him, Medicine Bottle bears a resigned expression as he awaits his execution.

The richest English woman of the 19th century, after Queen Victoria, was Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts (1814-1906). Heiress to her grandfather’s vast banking fortune, she was a doyenne of British society and a confidant and correspondent of Charles Dickens, with whom she sponsored a school for former prostitutes in London. Courted by many of the aristocracy for her fortune, she denied all suitors and lived to the age of 92. Ms. Burdett-Coutts was a leader of social reform in Britain and an inspiration to other activists. She championed the socially disadvantaged around the world, and was a strong supporter of missionary efforts. Her resources were very carefully invested in building schools and churches in Europe, Africa, Australia and North America. Her home was in London, but during 1860-75, she maintained a manor called Ehrenberg Hall near the southern seacoast at Torquay, east of Plymouth. There, in February 1872, she was visited by Sir Cyril Graham who presented her with six CDV portraits of Minnesota Indians, several involved in the Dakota War of 1862. Five of those cards, inscribed and dated by Ms. Burdett-Coutts, are offered here. For a biography, see Healey 1978.


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