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    Boudoir Card - Studio portrait of Chatto, Chiricahua Apache
    Spring, 1884
    Length 8 1/2 in. Width 5 1/4 in.

    Chatto is posed with a wool blanket wrapped around his waist and holding a rifle. In March, 1883 Chatto and Bonito led twenty-six Chiricahua warriors on a series of lightning raids in southern Arizona and New Mexico. Pursued by General George Crook and the United States Army, they fled over the border into the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. Eventually, negotiations were conducted and arrangements made for their surrender. In February, 1884 Chatto and his band crossed back into Arizona where, under military escort, they were returned to the San Carlos Reservation. Frank Randall took this photograph shortly thereafter. Chatto later became a sergeant in General Crook's regiment of Apache scouts.
    Photo by Frank Randall, Wilcox, Arizona Territory, with his studio imprint stamped in purple ink on the reverse. A separate typed note is pasted on the reverse stating "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1884, by A.F. Randall in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington." Also, written in period script "Chatto Chiricahua Apache Chief".





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    September, 2006
    29th Friday
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