The Old West - 2019

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Sitting Bull and his family albumen cabinet photograph ca. 1870-1880. Medicine Man of the Sioux tribe that wiped out Custer and the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn, Montana in 1876. After this famous battle he escaped into Canada with his family and followers. Sitting Bull is holding a black stone with lead inlays pipe and a beaded pipe bag and is looking directly into the camera this is one of the best photographs of him. His young wife and their 1 year old baby are seated next to him, his long brown hair down to his waist is in braids. Certainly the most famous of all Plains Indians he changed the course of the American West.

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$950    



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Sitting Bull's beaded necklace with medicine drop collected from him by Col. Thomas Rosser while he was in Canada. It is very rare to have any original artifact of Sitting Bull and this is quite early from 1860-1870's it is not a reservation item, but is what he wore as Medicine Man of the Sioux when they were a free people and roamed the Northern Plains. I bought this originally from Brian Riba's Auction 30 years ago when they sold all of Rosser's items that he had collected in the West including numerous Sitting Bull personal items. 14 inches tall on a custom leather matt where it displays beautifully.

$9,500    

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Sitting Bull in 1882 after he returned to America from hiding out in Canada after the Battle of Little Big Horn. A great albumen photograph of this famous Sioux Leader that changed the course of Western History. The photograph was taken by Bailey, Dix and Mead at Ft. Randall, Dakota Territory where they put his facsimile signature with short text below the photograph that says "Taton KaiyoTonka – The above is a true photograph and autograph of "Sitting Bull" the Sioux Chief at the Custer Massacre". A wonderful image of him that has been pinned up on the top edge. Nice!

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$450    


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Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill – large albumen photograph by David F. Barry with his embossed copyright at bottom and published by Barr who bought the negatives and right to publish from Barry. A remarkable photograph of these two men who changed Western History, Sitting Bull was in the "Buffalo Bill" Wild West Show along with Annie Oakley whom he befriended. Both men are in their respective full western attire, Sitting Bull in a War Shirt wearing a Eagle Feather head dress with trailer, Buffalo Bill holding a Winchester with western shirt and tall boots with spurs. A great image of them whereas 20 years earlier they would have been attacking each other on the Northern Plains. 14 inches tall

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$1.250    

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Geronimo’s Tribe with their families in Mexico – ca. 1870 when they escaped into Mexico to get away from the US Cavalry and General Crook who had posted a $10 reward for every dead Apache brought in to him. A wonderful large albumen outdoor photograph of Geronimo's Apache tribe before Geronimo was ever captured. 8 inches wide.

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$750    

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US Cavalry Officer with Plains Indians and their families standing in front of their Tipi ca. 1870 -1880. An excellent outdoor large albumen. 8 inches wide.

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$250    

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Missionary Lady standing with Sioux or Cheyenne Indians ca. 1870-1880 – a large outdoor albumen on standing on her front porch with 15 Indians, the Indian lady next to her is wearing a Elk tooth native hide dress and several of the warriors are holding guns. A rare image by Northwestern Photographic Company, Chadron, Nebraska. 8 inches wide.

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$250    

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A Crow Indian village of tipi's and a family standing in front of their tipi with other tipi's in background ca. 1870's – a large outdoor albumen by a famous western photographer. The 7th Cavalry recruited their scouts from the Crow Tribe. 8 x 12 inches.

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$450    

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Plains Indian War Dance ca. 1870's – a large outdoor albumen photograph by the same photographer as above, most of the braves are wearing a Hair Roach and they appear to be moving in a circle together. Perfect for display and early pre reservation. 8 x 12 inches

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$450    

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Plains Indian Dance by Merryman Photographer ca. 1920

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$45    

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Washington Territory photograph of these Tekoa Northwest Coast Indians in full beaded attire.

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$45    

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Ute Indians with English Trader Colorado ca. 1880 – a large outdoor albumen displaying their wares with their wives and children seated in front with a English Indian Trader at far left wearing sea captains style hat. A wonderful image of the Ute tribe with their new Chief Buckskin Charley who led the Utes after Chief Ouray who had led the Ute Massacre in Colorado in the 1860's where settlers were killed en masse. 8 inches wide.

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$450    

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3 Sioux or Cheyenne holding their new Winchester Carbines ca. 1870-1880 – cabinet card outdoor albumen by Russell at Andarko, Dakota Territory. A remarkable image as they appear quite proud of their new guns. Some bends and dings yet a fine image.

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$250    

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Plains Indian dressed for the Sun Dance ca. 1880 – a albumen cabinet card outdoor photograph taken beside a crudely made frontier log cabin, The Indian at center painted in white with straps around his waist would have been the dancer prepared for the rawhide straps inserted into his chest, a sacrifice for his people and test of physical endurance during the Sun Dance. Photograph by Watson.

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$250    

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Plains Indians outdoor group photograph ca. 1880 – large outdoor albumen depicting 15 warriors some with feather war bonnets. A intriguing image 10 inches wide.

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$250    

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Kiowa War Chief White Horse ca. 1870's – scarce Southern Plains outdoor albumen cabinet card photograph taken by Butz at Fort Sill, Oklahoma Territory. Dings and scuffs but a rare image.

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$350    

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Sioux War Chief on horseback with War Shield ca. 1870-80 – outdoor albumen cabinet card photograph it is rare to see images depicting war shields, he is also wearing a Peace Medal. An excellent image by Russell at Andarko, Dakota Territory.

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$250    

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Sioux Chief Red Cloud ca. 1880 – a very rare image of this famous Sioux Chief wearing an eagle feather war bonnet and a large bone breastplate. Red Cloud was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Sioux (Sitting Bulls Tribe) he led many battles against the encroaching US Army in Powder River, Wyoming and the Fetterman Fight where 81 US soldiers lost their lives against him and Crazy Horse, trying to protect settlers on the Bozeman Trail, this was the largest defeat of the Army on the plains until Little Big Horn 10 years latter. A historical image of this famous Sioux leader.

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$850    

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Sioux Chief Eagle-that-scares ca. 1870-80 – albumen cabinet photograph by Portland, Oregon photographer Sterrin in mint condition.

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$250    

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Little Big Man – Oglala Sioux ca. 1870-80 – albumen cabinet photograph wearing a beaded war shirt, with bone breast plate and holding a beaded pipe bag with pipe at left of him. A scarce photograph of this famous warrior. Some scuffs on card but image is excellent.

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$450    

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Oglala Sioux Chief Wild Horse ca. 1880 – albumen cabinet photograph wearing a war bonnet, taken by photographer J.L. Wingate of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Trimmed at top photograph itself is excellent.

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$250    

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Sioux Indian Police wearing silver badge with bone neck collar. Bends and scuffs yet a rare subject ca. 1880-90.

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$100    

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Seminole Indian full standing holding a lance or gaff ca. 1861-65 – a rare albumen CDV of this Seminole Indian in Seminole clothing with a large beaded tab bag over his shoulder. There are very few photographs this early of the Seminole. Very Fine!

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$250    

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Eastern Sioux Chief Bemidgi and his tribe ca. 1890 – cabinet photograph of them wearing extensive bead work except for the Indian at left is wearing a US Cavalry shell jacket and hat. A excellent image.

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$250    

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Chippewa Chief Nabagaman ca. 1900 – photograph by Barry embossed with his name in two places on this unmounted image. He is wearing a Buffalo Horn eagle feather head dress with long trailer and is holding a peace pipe. Very Fine image.

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$100    

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Osage Indian Families group photograph ca. 1880's – albumen cabinet photograph the women are wearing ribbon applique on their dresses the men are all wearing hooded shirts. A scarce image of this scarce tribe. Very Fine!

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$150    

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Southern Cheyenne ledger drawing by Old White Woman, most of his ledger drawings are now in the Smithsonian donated by the collector that bought the entire ledger that I owned 30 years ago ca. 1889 – pictographic drawing on a ledger page using pencil, ink and crayon. A Cheyenne Courting scene drawn by him where has his blanket wrapped around his wife to be. His pictographic signature is at top right, ledger drawings are quite rare and desirable as while he couldn't write he could draw his life story. 8 x 10 inches.

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$1,750    

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Comanche Girl possibly related to Chief Quanah Parker because of her features are similar to his ca. 1880’s – albumen photograph taken by Russell of Andarko, Oklahoma Territory. She is seated wearing High Top boot moccasins in a long fringed buckskin dress, a great image.

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$250    

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Comanche teenage girl wearing a Elk tooth long fringed buckskin dress with beaded boot moccasins ca. 1880's – albumen cabinet card by Irwin in Chickasha, Indian Territory a attractive young lady with strong anglo features. A wonderful Southern Plains image.

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$250    

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Comanche Girl on a Paint Pony ca. 1880 – unusual albumen cabinet photograph with American Flags around the image and young girl in fringed buckskin dress on horseback. Very Fine.

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$150    

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Comanche sister and little brother in ornate cradle board ca. 1890 – cabinet photograph with her little brother in a classic Comanche beaded and tacked cradle board. A wonderful and poetic image of the Southern Plains. Scuff at to right which could be cleaned up.

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$150    

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Kiowa beaded and tacked cradle board ca. 1890 – cabinet photograph by Irwin of Chickasha, Indian Territory a beautiful image with a happy baby. Bend in card only top right

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$150    

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Apache Mother and daughter oversize studio portrait ca. 1880 – by same photographer that did War Dance in this catalog they are looking directly into the camera. Very attractive. 8 x 12 inches.

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$150    

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Ute Mother and baby daughter ca. 1880's – albumen cabinet photograph with her baby in a hide and beaded large cradle board. Superb

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$150    

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Isleta Belle's by Albright, Albuquerque, New Mexico ca. 1880 – albumen photograph of two young ladies from the Navajo Pueblo of Isleta with a basket of peppers. Very Fine.

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$100    

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Sioux son of Chief Two Strikes an artistic studio albumen photograph taken at Pine Ridge, South Dakota by N.W. Photographic Company of Chadron, Nebraska. 8 inches tall.

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$100    

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White people dressed up as Indians ca. 1880-90 – a popular Indian Society of white folks dressed up in Indian outfits, Chicago and East coast groups formed and had parties for those that could not travel west they dressed up. 3 photographs from CDV to Cabinet cards. Very Fine.

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$100    



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Pawnee Bill Wild West Show Tomahawk Hawk dated 1895 with his name engraved on the blade, carved wooden haft, with tacks and beaded ribbon drop 20 inches long.

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$9,500    





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Native tanned elk hide, sinew sewn, SOUTHERN PLAINS tipi representative of many western tribes. It is 12 to 13 feet in diameter and stands approximately 14 feet in height. Pole lengths have some variance in measurement but average 18 feet long. The original American Horse tipi was once common place on the plains and in the Rocky Mountains. Thirty-two hide tipis from the nineteenth century, four of which date prior to the reservation era, survive currently. This tipi is a replica utilizing the same materials and construction methods as the originals that preceded it.

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$18,500    

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Black Pipe Effigy
Northern Plains Indian Buffalo effigy ca. 1820 – a rare and early black stone carved effigy pipe bowl.

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$450    



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Indian Wars Presentation Sword
Incredible silver mounted sword made by W Clauberg Solingen, on par with the presentation swords made by Tiffany & Co. in New York. It was given to an officer, Lt. John B. Babcock, by his men well before he received the medal of honor for a one day stand against overwhelming forces of Sioux and Cheyenne in 1869 in Nebraska. Babcock went from an enlisted man to a high-ranking officer, all battlefield promoted during the Civil War, spending four solid years in the conflict. He then fought for the 5th cav. on the plains against Kiowa and Arapaho, and Cheyenne in Colorado, then onto Nebraska where he won the Medal of Honor. In the 70's the man fought Apaches with Crook in Arizona and was noted more than once for bravery, leading Apache scouts in skirmishes against hostile Apache. He is mentioned in an historical magazine for participating in the "severed head campaign" that put an end to a number of Apache ringleaders. He retired after the Spanish American War with the rank of general. His family has been fighting for their country since the American Revolution. The presentation sword is beautiful, but it pales in comparison to the history of the man it was awarded to.

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$35,000    


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Plains War Axe
Large plains fighting tomahawk which fits into a very early third phase tomahawk 1820's or 30's. The head on this hand-forged tomahawk is inlayed with hearts and diamonds and the leather gasket is buffalo hide. Handle is very old and weathered but sturdy.
Handle length: 28"
Blade: 10.5" (top of pipe to blade), 4.5" (base of blade)

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$12,000    


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Crow Beaded Man’s Gauntlets – a superb pair of native tanned hide fringed gauntlets, beaded in a Crow pictographic design ca. 1880-90. Rarely encountered in such fine condition.

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$450    

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Cheyenne Baby Moccs
Cheyenne baby fully beaded moccasins ca. 1870-80 – a superb pair of small moccasins all sinew sewn on native tanned hide fully beaded top and soles. Scarce.

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$450    

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Cheyenne Mans Moccasins.
Cheyenne Man’s fully beaded moccasins ca. 1870’s – excellent pair of Cheyenne moccasins all sinew sewn on native tanned hide. A superb set in bright colors perfect for display.

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$750    

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Sioux Catlinite Pipe
Sioux Full Red Catlinite Pipe ca. 1890's – beautifully carved catlinite pipe stem with catlinite pipe bowl. Red catlinite is a rare stone found in Minnesota and named after the western artist George Catlin who visited the quarries in 1835. It was a favorite of 19th Century Plains Indians.
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$450    

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Sioux Mans beaded necklace with ermine tail drops ca. 1870 – excellent fully beaded man’s necklace on native tanned hide, with beaded drop with white ermine tails. A scarce example of the type of a necklace worn by a Plains Indian Warrior.

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$650    


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Southern Plains/Navajo War Shield on Buffalo Hide
A Rare Painted War Shield from 1840-1860 in native pigments including yellow and red ochre, depicting Buffalo Horns against a red sun at top which is symbolic of the Navajo and Crescent Moon and Stars at bottom which is a Comanche design. Recently discovered and never before on the market, this rare shield was discovered with the equally important Rio Grande shield on page 75. A Unique and Historically Important War Shield which rarely comes on the market. Over 20 inches in diameter

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$45,000    


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Navajo saddle collected from the Ute Reservation; heavily ornamented with brass tacks. Includes Mexican tapaderos.

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$4,500    

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Comanche High Top Boot Moccasins that belonged to Chief Quanah Parker's daughter Birdsong ca. 1890 – Beautiful baby girls high top beaded and fringed boot moccasins, made for her when she was a baby on native tanned hide rubbed with yellow ochre and beadwork along with silver discs. Very unusual pair of high tops. Quanah's mother was Cynthia Ann Parker captured by the Comanche's from her family ranch in Texas as a child, she grew up as a captive then became a member of the Comanche tribe and later refused to return to the White Man's world, she married into the tribe and had Quanah who became the most famous leader of the Comanche’s. A truly remarkable Quanah family item, from the Bruce Shackelford collection 30 years ago. 10 inches tall.

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$2,500    

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Sioux man's bone breast plate made with Buffalo hide and dew claws ca. 1880's – made with real bone and blue and red trade beads. Sioux warrior's generally wore a breast plate yet they very rarely come onto the market. Very well made and intact with no repairs 12 x 12 inches in size and very exhibitable.

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$950    










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R. Beauvais Plains Rifle & Indian Relics Attributed to the Sand Creek Massacre Rifle: circa late 1840s early 1850's, .58 caliber and originally a 3 pin full stock. Made by R. Beauvais whose shop was down the street from Hawkens in St. Louis. The lock on this rifle was made by Union Rifle Works, a lock often used by the Beauvais.

Two names stamps on the bottom of the barrel are L. Grimes and A. Sherington, rifle makers in St. Louis who contracted for Beauvais.

The Beauvais stamp on the barrel is worn off except for the St. Louis.

This rifle and artifacts were captured by Isaac DeGraff, corporal, Co. C of the 1st Colorado Cavalry at Sand Creek in a battle with the Cheyenne and Arapaho, in 1864. He carved his initials ID on the stock and took the powder horn, Indian dance wand, and rifle back to Denver.
Barrel length: 30.5"

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$14,000 (all 3 items)    


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Harpers Ferry Model 1819 Hall Flintlock Rifle
The Model 1819 Hall was the first issued military breech loading firearm and the first firearm manufactured with totally interchangeable parts for the U.S. Military. It has the standard (first type; issued) production markings and features, dated "1832" on the breech. Very good with +/- 85% original browning and casehardened finish on the components other than the barrel, mixed with brown patina on the barrel and some scratches visible throughout. The crisp walnut stock is also good with strong oil finish, a few chips, minor bruising, and light scratches. Period repairs at wrist and breech, indicative of active use, overall in good clean shape. Mechanically excellent, .52 caliber, 52 1/2" overall.

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$4,500    

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Ancient Anasazi Pottery – ca. 1500 AD – 3 rare examples of this ancient pueblo pottery, two pots and a pair of dancing dogs effigy pottery. All are 8 inches tall with some small repairs as expected for this early pottery from the Four Corners area of New Mexico. A Great Display all 3 items.

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$650    




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Matchlock Carbine .69 caliber - 16th century, Found in Mexico. Collected by a 19th century Belgium ambassador to Mexico
Overall length: 48"
Barrel length: 28"

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$14,000    



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Two-piece armor set, ca. 16th century of the Spanish Conquest. Front plate has maker's mark and shows battle scars. Fighting the less technologically advanced opponents in the New World enabled the Spanish to retain and employ weapons that were obsolete by European standards. Metal armor would serve the Spanish forces well into the 17th century. Collected in Mexico.

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$6,500    

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One of the early New Mexico saddles collected in Mexico, it is the civilian version of the Conquest war saddle. Research taken from Man Made Mobile, Early Saddles of Western N. America by Smithsonian Institution Press.

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$4,500    


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Joseph and Mary Articulated Wood Statues
Original 19th century Southwestern large wooden statues of Joseph and Mary with articulated arms and legs, hand painted with native powder blue pigments. Large 40” tall, in excellent condition. A remarkable pair.

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$3,500    


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Hanging Bell & Wrought Iron Chain
16th Century, to be placed on the neck of oxen Indicating Spanish ownership, possibly King Charles V, who ruled when Cortez was in Mexico. We believe this to have been used to designate government property. The lead oxen would wear this on a King's caravan or a Spanish military convoy as it travelled the Camino Real.
Overall length: 20"
Bell: 3" high x 4" diameter

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$1,800    

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Spanish Battle Axe - 16th century
Light enough to use in battle. Hand forged blade showing a lot of delamination from of its age. Handle shows wear and usage.
Handle length: 24"
Blade: 7" (pole to blade), 6.5" wide

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$950    

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Small Saddle Bag Anvil - Conquest period.
With the points filed off. Found plowed up in Kansas on the tentative route of Coronado in the 1930s . . 7" x 6.25"

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$950    


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This .12 gauge "S.H. Co." shotgun was acquired near the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona. It was modified in length and repaired by a former Apache owner, featuring a turquoise inlay in the stock wrist. Accompanying the "Laminated Fine Steel" double barrel are the accouterments for its use. A U.S. Military belt adapted to hold the brass Winchester and Remington shotgun shells presently within its loops. The shooting bag contains all the necessary tools and supplies for reloading the shot shells including powder flask, buck and ball, powder measure, primer tin with primers, primer punch, wad cutter, remnants of a beaver tail that wads were cut from, and a small beaded fire starting kit with striker, tinder, and flint.

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$6,500    

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Axe Blade - Coronado Period
Found roughly 1000 yards from Coronado's living quarters in Bernalillo, New Mexico on the Rio Grande.
10" high, 8.5" wide

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$950    


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16th-century Spanish ship cannon found on shore in Baja, California. Possibly used as a shore battery against Sir Francis Drake and his English pirate ships.
Length: 7' 4"
Breech: 12"
Bore: 4"

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$9,500    


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Dag Knife With Antelope Handle - 19th century
Both blade and handle show extensive use.
Overall length: 9", 5" (blade length), 1.75" (blade width)

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$950    


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18th century Spanish provincial money chest with ornate wood inlay and scroll carving. Lock is functional and has accompanying key.

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$1,800    


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Spanish officers pistol. The top of the barrel and opposite the lockplate are stamped with inspection numbers. The neck of the stock just below the lockplate is stamped with a royal "R" indicating that the gun was manufactured for the crown by the Royal Ordinance of 1728. A practiced not always observed. Beginning in the late 1750's, most Spanish military gun barrels were marked with the letters EX and the inspector's initials or number, often followed by a date, indicating the weapon had been inspected. The letter "R" usually found on the lock, stock, or other furniture of military weapons was also an inspection or control mark designating a Royal Arsenal or town.

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$1,500    



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18th century Spanish smoothbore fowler with a Miquelet lock that had been converted to percussion in the 19th century. Lock plate is marked "N" with faint lettering on all flats of the barrel including "EIBAR". The style, craftmanship, hallmark and fish shaped barrel band spring are indicative of Eibar gunsmith Juan Navarro, ca. 1795. The forend of the stock has been shortened and a contemporary replacement band installed. The barrel is octagon to round with a distinctive flair at the muzzle with a nice front sight. The bore is approximately .62 caliber with a muzzle flare to .760. The lock works correctly and is mechanically sound. The furniture is iron with the exception of the replacement band. The stock piece is missing a piece forward of the lock and has a crack opposite of the lock. There are markings and lettering on the lock and barrel. The overall length is 49 1/2" with a 34" barrel, 13" trigger pull, weight 5.4lbs.

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$2,500    


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Ornate Miquelet pistol converted to percussion. Eibar inlayed on top of barrel as well as a proof resembling that of the gunsmith Sala, ca. 1770.

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$1,000    



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Spanish Patilla style Miquelet lock. The musket comes apart with the removal of one pin with a hinged stock and hook breech. The two-piece stock is walnut and the furniture is brass. Mechanically sound and functional, the lock plate bears the "punzone" or maker's mark of "NTO/GVI/SASO/LA". GUISASOLA, Antonio de, royal gunsmith of Eibar. 1780-1833. Armorer of valuable specimens exhibited in various museums: Real Armory of Madrid. Invalides of Paris, Montjuich, etc. Including a personal firearm produced as a gift to King Carlos the 4th in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of New York. He moved to Asturias in 1796 to collaborate in the installation of new weapons factories. The .72 caliber has an overall length of 46" with a 30" barrel, 14" trigger pull, weighing 6lbs.

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$4,500    

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US Militia Bugler standing at attention with his bugle under his arm ca. 1860 – albumen CDV of this militiaman.

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$100    


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Jesse James in Death taken the day after he was assassinated by a young member of his gang Bob Ford at his home in St. Joseph, he was shot by Ford while straighting a painting on the wall and he had his back turned to him. Jesse James was shot in the back of the head, the bullet went thru his brain and lodged just above his right eye. The blood stains on his white shirt shoulder are from that wound, he was later tied by a rope to a board and photographed that day by R.G. Smith of St. Joseph, Missouri who set up a table outside Jesse's home and began to immediately sell these photographs. This is particulary nice because of the contemporary docket on the back "Souvenir – Jesse James house No. 1318 Lafayette Street between 13th ad 14th, St, Joseph, Mo." Dark stain at top right mostly on the card never the less a rare and historical photograph of the most famous Western Outlaw in history.

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$2,500    


    W-74

Wild Bill Hickok's grave and marble statue in Deadwood, South Dakota ca. 1890's – a interesting photo of his grave site which he also shared with Calamity Jane, it is surrounded by a wire cage to deter relic hunters, with a great contemporary docket on reverse "Wild Bill Hickok Calamity Jane is buried next to him" Very Fine.

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$250    

    W-75

Western Lady with a Springfield Trapdoor Carbine like those carried by the 7th Cavalry ca. 1880 – large albumen outdoor photograph.

$50    

    W-76

Western Poker Game gone bad ca, 1890 – a very fine staged photograph of card players one is holding a gun with currency draped over it, while the one next to his is reaching for the money. All have cowboy boots on with spurs.

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$150    

    W-77

Texas Jack Crawford signed and signed again as Captain Jack ca. 1900 – albumen cabinet photograph in his Wild West Show buckskin jacket and gauntlets. A famous western showman, and a scarce signed photograph of him.

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$350    


    W-78

Lillie Langtry famous actress and idolized by Judge Roy Bean who named his Texas border town after her ca 1890 – touched up photograph of her used by a department store as a advertisement for their clothing in Cincinnati.

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$50    

    W-79

Deadwood South Dakota Railroad and Mining President Mathew Koski ca. 1880 – albumen cabinet photograph by J G H Grabill Official Photographer of the Black Hills & F.F.R.R. and the Home Stake Mining Company. He certainly would have known Wild Bill and the other personalities of Deadwood.

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$50    

    W-80

4 Deadwood, South Dakota oversize outdoor photographs ca. 1880's – large albumen outdoor photographs by C.C. McBride and published by Locke in Deadwood, S. D. great panorama scenes of the Mountains around Deadwood. Large 10 x 12 inches.

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$250    

    W-81

2 Western Cowboys with Colt Single Actions ca. 1880's – great Cowboy images the young full standing cowboy holding his rope and wearing a gun belt and leather chaps is the most intriguing and is signed on back Al Smith the other is also an interesting photograph holding his Colt single action pointing down. These are what the Western Cowboys really look like. Scuffs and dings yet scarce.

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$350    

    W-82

Western Dudes posing with their guns one is still wearing his US Cavalry uniform ca. 1890 photograph by Conant’s. Unusual.

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$100    

    W-83

Miners cheating at cards ca. 1880 – posed albumen photograph with the one holding the pistol with a card tucked behind his ear inside his hat, the other with a Winchester laying on the table between them and bottles of whisky on the table. In reality shoot outs over cards were a common occurrence in the Old West. 8 inches wide

$250    

    W-84

Cowboy Card Game gone bad one with a pistol the other with a big knife and bottle of whisky ca. 1890 – a posed scene with cards hidden in their boots and their hats indicating they were both cheating each other at cards. Scuff at bottom left

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$150    

    W-85

Deadwood Stage Coach group photograph with the boss standing at middle and his men around him ca. 1880 – albumen large outdoor photograph of both younger and older men, some look like scouts others like cowboys. A scarce image from Deadwood South Dakota. 8 inches wide

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$250    

    W-86

Overland Wagon Train with early settlers and their wives and children ca. 1880 – large albumen photograph of these western settlers on the trail, with a wagon with makeshift canvas canopy covering their belongings. One of the men appear to be the trail boss. Early Western Settler photographs are rarely offered as they were taken on the trail and few survived.

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$350    

    W-87

2 Western Cowboy photographs, one with a huge moustache the other a outdoor photograph taken on the open plains sitting straight on horseback. Very nice images.

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$100    


    W-88

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show group of individual photographs assembled in one large frame. Includes some wonderful rarely seen photographs of Buffalo Bill and his entourage of Indians, Cowboys, Women and Children that were all part of his famous and early Wild West Show in 1880's. Ten photographs all framed together.

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$4,500    


    W-89

Annie Oakley 1904 signature beautifully framed and ready for display. A magnificent showpiece of "Little Miss Sure Shot"

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$1,250    


    W-90

Annie Oakley Rare and Early photograph from Kansas ca. 1880 – rare from life albumen photograph at the very beginning of her career, she is standing holding a long barrel Winchester rifle, with just two medals pinned to her blouse. Photograph taken by Wilson in Larned, Kansas and displayed.

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$2,500    


    W-91

Annie Oakley signed photograph on September 4, 1893 – a remarkable and superb albumen photograph of the West's most famous shooter "Little Miss Sureshot" taken by Chicago photographer Brisbois. The docket on states that it was signed at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Chicago, Illinois on September 4th, 1893. Bend in card at very bottom the photograph is mint and her signature is in dark india ink.

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$2,500    

    W-92

Wyatt Earp autograph during the last days of his life signed by him November 21, 1928 he died in 1929 – perhaps he and Pat Garrett were the most famous lawmen of the Old West, well signed by him in blue ink, at this time in his life he dropped his middle initial in his signature. He was famous most of his life beginning with his famous shoot out at OK Corale at mining town of Tombstone, Arizona Territory. His autographs are scarce and sought after. Very Fine and perfect for display.

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$2,500    



    W-95

Documented and accurately scaled handmade wooden model of the early 1820's upper Missouri keel boat, used in the beginning years of the American fur trade. Constructed like the original keel boats with individual planks, nails, etc. Cargo box comes off to show its cargo bay. The various methods of propelling the craft upriver are present: cordelling, rowing, sailing, and poling. One-of-a kind pieces produced by master craftsman and historian John Fentiman (now deceased), who created only a few of these fur trade masterpieces.
72" L x 10 1/2" W x 30" H

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$5,500    





    W-96

The Arizona "Rangers" a very rare 'Cased Presentation Bowie Knife' carved ivory handle and a German silver cross guard with a 14-inch clip point blade inside a beautiful and elaborate silver scabbard made from local Arizona Territory Mined Silver. Western Bowie knives are among the most highly collected weapons of the West, a cased example as this presented to an Arizona Lawman is extremely rare. The Arizona Rangers were a similar organization of Lawmen like their counterparts in the famous Texas Rangers, their goals were the same however to bring Law and Order to the western Boom Towns and Mining Camps and the Mexican Border in the Territory of Arizona. A wonderful showpiece with crimson red lining inside a wood case with a silver escutcheon plate in the shape of a badge on top clearly engraved presentation to this Territorial Lawman as follows: Sergeant Dayton Graham, Arizona Rangers 1901 - from your many friends in Bisbee 'who was from Cochise County and became the 1st sergeant of the 12 Rangers that formed the Rangers in 1901. This is the year that they were formed by the governor of Arizona many of them had been in Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Rider's. A Unique Museum piece ! !

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$9,500    







    W-97

Cased & Matched Pair of Colt Single Action's .45 cal. engraved by the famous Cole Agee in the unique 6 1/2 barrel length profusely engraved by the famous Fort Worth Texas engraver Cole Agee who was famous for his extensive engraved Texas Cattle Brands. Serial #284503 & 319334 made in 1907. This barrel length is virtually Unknown to most Colt Collectors these 6 1/2 inch barrels were never listed by Colt and were a Special Order they had a two-line Colt Address and the famous Colt Single Action expert Ron Ogden stated that he had never seen these 6 1/2 inch barrels before, the two-line address was only used on the 4 3/4 in bbl. Illustrated in Jinks Howard book on Cole Agee Engraving and illustrated on pages 103-107. A remarkable cased pair Showpiece. FFL C& R*

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$65,000    

    W-98

Buffalo Bill Cody Wild West Show photograph by Stacy of him in a buckskin fringed vest. Scuffs.

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$100    


    W-99

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Bowie knife dated 1902 with engraved 12 inch blade and bone handle and original nickel tip leather scabbard.

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$7,500    




    W-100

Buffalo Bill Watch a commemorative silver watch dated "Denver WFC 1846 -1917" - engraved the year he died in original velvet lined case. An excellent final showpiece of Cody.

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$9,500    


    W-101

Buffalo Bill signature signed "W.F. Cody – Buffalo Bill" beautifully framed and ready for display. A wonderful showpiece.

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$750    

    W-102

Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley early photographs in an antique frame ca. 1880's at the beginning of both of their careers. Both original albumen cabinet cards in excellent condition.

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$2,500    


    W-103

Buffalo Bill Wild West Show 3 signed show Passes and large Photograph. 5 items and Perfect for display.

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$2,500    


    W-104

Pawnee Bill Wild West Show large color lithograph poster ca. 1890's – in mint condition with bright fresh color announcing his show as a "Great Western Military Play" 36 inches tall framed.

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$9,500    


    W-105

Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show large color lithograph poster ca. 1890's - in mint condition with bright fresh color announcing his show as a "Wild West & Far East Show" 36 inches tall framed.

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$9,500    


    W-106

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and "Congress of Rough Riders of the World" large color lithograph poster ca. 1890's – with bright fresh color announcing his original Wild West Show depicting Plains Indians attacking a wagon train and their War Dance. Several marginal tears some just into the design as one might expect from an early poster, otherwise excellent.

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$7,500    







    W-107

A Buffalo Soldiers Western Diary – a remarkable and historical diary kept by this Black soldier while he was stationed in New Mexico guarding the Mexican Border during the Revolution with his drawings and wit throughout. Diary of a Bugler in the Army by Lance Corporal Bugler Edward C. Price. Camp Furlong, New Mexico 1919. Co. B, 24th US Infantry

Exceptionally scarce. Other well-written, self-illustrated journals from Buffalo Soldiers protecting the Mexican Border simply just do not exist, and no institutional holdings per OCLC.The diary measures approximately 4" x 5.5." with 140 unnumbered pages which include Price's humorous "dictionary" of army slang. Original art frontispiece and six other hand-drawn illustrations by him and five additional drawings and a YMCA envelope postmarked Columbus, New Mexico with a Camp Furlong return address.

The journal was kept by Lance Corporal Edward C. Price, an African-American "crute" bugler assigned to the 24th Infantry Regiment, one of the famous Buffalo Soldier units of the U.S. Army. This diary takes place at the tail-end of the hostilities along the Mexican border when the Mexican revolution spilled over into American territories with entries beginning August to November 1919. Here are a few random sample passages (I have added some missing punctuation).

Awakened by bugler blowing "first call." Dressed and was ordered in line by big black sergeant who has twenty-two years in the service. Continues to call us "crutes," short for recruits. The town is a pretty place with everything adobe and frame building and nearly every building is full of bullet holes where Villa raided town in 1916. A lamp post looks like a sieve where the 13th Cav. turned on machine guns. Met a pretty Mexican girl by the name Juanita Reyes. She said she would teach me Spanish. I am going to call on her tonight. She calls me her "poquito negro soledad." I don't know what that means.

Walked six miles, came back, and was issued a pistol belt, bolo knife and other junk. Went down to mail orderly and caught joker who stole my mail. Had a fight and am now in guard house for hitting a man with pistol, showing insubordination towards an officer. When charges were brought I was sentenced to the "black hole" or solitary confinement . . . Have a beautiful place here. I am underground in a room ten by fourteen. It is cool and nice here. Smalls slipped me a carton of dopes, candles, books and matches, so I am sitting on puppies tail.

[there are additional humorous entries about his time in the guard house] Was released this morning and sent to company under guard. Met some New York rookies who saw G.P. on my nice new denims, which meant General Prisoner. One asked me what G.P. meant and I told him I was General Price. He asked why I had a guard with me and I told him it was an honor, and that I was going to present him with the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery.

Had fight with Troy Rose got a nice beating. Am going to fight him some other time. I would like to fight him in a duel at fifty yards with pistols, or meet him with swords.

Met Senorita Maria Gonzales. Asked her to a ball game and she said, "yes" so I blowed a ten dollar canteen check book on her and I bet she has eaten enough to last a week. I went to her house this evening and began speaking in Espanol by saying, "Senorita, yo amor usted muy mucho," which means I love you very much. She said, "Senor Edourdo usted est muy loco." And when I didn't get her drift, I asked her to say again as I didn't catch'um loco. Then business picked up. I was late for taps.

Corporal Price keeps up the pace throughout the entire text of this amazing journal by a Buffalo Soldier during the Last Days of the Old West.

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$9,500    

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