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    A CARTE-DE-VISITE AND A CABINET CARD OF UTE INDIANS BY WILLIAM GUNNISON CHAMBERLIN

    The carte-de-visite depicts two Ute warriors holding revolvers, a visiting Englishman holding a scalp, and a seated woman. The man in the center is Chief Douglass, a prominent figure in the events surrounding the killing of Agent Nathan Meeker at White River Agency, September 30, 1879. Photographer's Denver, Colorado studio imprint, verso. The cabinet card features a Ute warrior (Chief Piah?) holding a revolver and the previously mentioned scalp. The card is unmarked but the image is by Chamberlin, possibly taken at the same time as the CDV. The CDV has been bent - lower right and has light foxing. The cabinet card also has light foxing.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2013
    10th Friday
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