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Sitting Bull scarce signature of the legendary Sioux chief

26 Jan

Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux holy man (circa 1831–1890) known for his steadfast opposition to the intrusion of the US government into Sioux lands and leading the defeat of George Custer’s 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Seldom-seen and amazingly bold ink signature, “Sitting Bull,” on an off-white 5 x 3 album page, affixed below a vintage halftone portrait of the iconic chief and matted to an overall size of 12 x 14. In fine condition, with a miniscule tear to the upper right corner and a stray ink blot above the first letter of the signature. Sitting Bull joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show in 1885 and stayed for just four months. Despite enduring taunts from the audience that identified him with the massacre at Custer’s Last Stand, he was able to earn a small fortune by selling his autograph to curiosity seekers attending the show. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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