Indian Chiefs and US Officials, Incl. William F. Cody, at Wounded Knee, Large Format Photograph by Grabill

Photograph, 9.75 x 12.75 in., on Grabill's Deadwood, SD, gilt-imprinted mount, titled in the negative "No. 3605 - Indian Chiefs and US Officials / Taken at Pine Ridge Jan. 16, '91.  Photo and copyright by Grabill, 1891, Deadwood, SD" with identifications of the sixteen subjects, including Sioux chiefs Two Strike, Crow Dog, Short Bull, High Hawk, Two Lance, Kicking Bear, Good Voice, Thunder Hawk, Rocky Bear, Young Man Afraid of His Horse, American Horse, and white men William F. Cody, Major J.M. Burke, J.C. Craiger, J. McDonald, and J.G. Worth. Cody stands at center holding hands with the Indians on either side of him.

Provenance: Descended directly in the family of William F. Buffalo Bill Cody; previously sold in these rooms, January 31, 2014, William F. Cody Auction, Lot 11; consigned by a private collector.


Eight thumbtack holes in the margins, and a few scattered light stains and flyspecks.  Stray pen mark at right edge.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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