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Cody, Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) Photograph Taken at Uncas's Grave, 1907.

Auction:
2950B
Lot:
460
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2950B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 30, 2016 11:00AM

Description:

Cody, Buffalo Bill (1846-1917) Photograph Taken at Uncas's Grave, 1907. Group photograph showing Cody, Rocky Bear, Iron Tail, and 100 mounted Native American Indians at the Uncas monument in Norwich, Connecticut, taken on 2 July 1907, black-and-white, mounted on old mat board, Laighton Brothers photographers, with their blind stamp, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.
"On July 2, 1907, American adventurer and showman Buffalo Bill Cody visited the Mohegan Royal Burial Grounds in Norwich. Colonel William F. Cody, who had begun his popular Wild West shows in the 1880s, was touring the Northeast when he came to lay a wreath on the site of the Uncas monument, a memorial to the Mohegan sachem. Cody was accompanied by two chiefs, Rocky Bear and Iron Tail of the Sioux tribe, as well as over 100 members of his traveling show. The cornerstone of the Uncas monument had been laid on June 24, 1833, with President Andrew Jackson and Vice President Martin Van Buren attending the ceremony." (http://connecticuthistory.org/buffalo-bill-cody-visits-the-monument-of-uncas/)
Estimate $200-300


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Martin Van Buren, William F. Cody, Andrew Jackson, Bill Cody, Norwich, American Old West, Buffalo Bill, Cody, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Iron Tail, Mohegan people, Norwich, Connecticut, Pequot War, Uncas, United States, Wild West shows

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