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(lot of 5) Photo postcards, early 20thc., showing the aftermath and other images of the Wounded Knee Massacre or Battle of Wounded Knee, December 29, 1890, at the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation between the U.S. Cavalry and a band of Lakota Sioux led by Chief Spotted Elk: (1) deceased medicine man Yellow Bird, the postcard erroneously marked Big Foot (Chief Spotted Elk, half brother of Sitting Bull and derisively known as Big Foot}, bodies frozen in winter snow, January 1, 1891; (1) encampment three days after battle, Indian bodies are blanket wrapped in foreground, January 1, 1891; (1) Indian bodies loaded for transport to mass grave, January 14, 1891; (1) General Nelson Miles right of center, flanked by Captains Frank Baldwin and Marion P. Maus, at left on a white horse is William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) present at the request of General Miles to negotiate with Sitting Bull who was killed two weeks earlier on December 15, 1890, photo January 16, 1891; (1) William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) and Major Brennan at the sight of Wounded Knee during the making of the 1914 silent film "The Indian Wars" starring Cody, postcards removed from a photo album *Note: The Wounded Knee battle pitted an estimated 350 Lakota Sioux men, women and children against 490 U.S. troops. As a result of the battle 200 Sioux women and children were killed and about 90 Sioux men were killed. The U.S. Cavalry sustained 25 troopers killed. Start Price: $150.00

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Estimate $200 - $400Nov 10, 2018