Le Mars, IA: Dwight, . Albumen cabinet card [14.5 cm x 10.5 cm] on a gilt edged decorative cut cream mount [16.5 cm x 11 cm] with a gilt stamped photographer's mark below the image. View shows some minor fading and spotting. Item #2067
Curly (c.1856-1923) was a Crow Scout for General George A. Custer and is usually regarded as the only survivor from the U.S. Army's defeat at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Nice image of Ashishishe [Curly] in profile from his sitting with Barry in 1877 that was presumably acquired by Dwight and released under his own name.
This photograph was taken a year after the massacre of General George A. Custer and the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment at the Little Big Horn at the hands of the Sioux, Arapaho and Cheyenne. This battle is usually cited as the bloody climax of the Plains Indian Wars.