RAIN IN THE FACE - BROADSIDE SIGNED - HFSID 350573 - HFSID 350573
RAIN IN THE FACE 4x8 broadside containing Longfellow's famous poem, "The Revenge of Rain-in-the-Face," signed by the Sioux warrior at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 Broadside signed in pencil: "Rain in the Face", 1 page, 4x8, Affixed with clear tape to 5¾ x 9¾ book paper. Printed text of "The Revenge of Rain-in-the-Face," an 8-stanza poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Additional printed text at bottom: "'Rain-In-The-Face' is now on exhibition at the Sitting Bull Log Cabin Exhibit on Midway Plaisance next to Military Camp, World's Fair Grounds." Lakota Sioux war chieftain Rain in the Face (1835-1905) was already a veteran warrior of battles with other Native American nations, including the Cheyenne when he battled US troops for the first time in a raid against Fort Totten, in what is now North Dakota, in 1866. Arrested by Captain Thomas Custer in 1874 on the orders of GeneralGeorge Armstrong Custer (Thomas' brother) on murder charges, Rain in the Face escaped, and joined Sitting Bull's war band before the Battle of the Little Big Horn (June 25, 1876). Surviving details of that battle, which annihilated Custer's 7th Cavalry troopers, are conflicting.
SITTING BULL - RECEIPT SIGNED CIRCA 1881 - HFSID 350456 - HFSID 350456
SITTING BULL Rare signature of the Lakota Chief on a postal receipt. Receipt signed: "Sitting Bull” in black ink, bold signature. 5 x 2¾. No date. Postal receipt for a registered letter number 4743 (not included) to “Chief Sitting Bull / Fort Yates Dak. Ty.”. Signed items from Sitting Bull are extremely rare in any form. Framed to an overall size of 18½ x 15½. Fine condition. Sitting Bull (1831-1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies. His vision of a U.S. defeat at the hands of the Lakota became true at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. Following his work with Buffalo Wild Bill's Wild West traveling show, he returned to the Standing Rock Reservation where he was eventually killed by Indian agency police during an attempt to arrest him.
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