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W.H. Jackson Albumen Photographs of Identified Apache Indians
6/12/2015 - American History: Live Salesroom Auction
Lot of 2 photographs, each 5 x 7.5 in., on 5.75 x 8.5 in. mount lacking a studio mark, but including penciled note identifying the photographer as William Henry Jackson. The first subject is identified in the negative as Pinal Apache, with further information regarding his identity on verso applied paper label. Known as Hautushnehay, he served as one of the reservation policeman appointed by the agent
 
The second subject is identified as Chato. Chief/ Chiricahua. Between 1866-1886, Chato was a major figure in the Chiricahua Apache battles against the whites, Mexicans, and the US Army, on both sides of the US. Soon after the surrender of Geronimo, he surrendered to General George Crook in early February 1884, subsequently becoming a sergeant in the US Army scouts. In 1886, Chato led a peace delegation to Washington, DC, where he was given a silver medal by President Arthur. He also served as an army scout at Fort Sill, OK, for a period of time. Chato died in 1934 in Arizona, as a result of an automobile accident. 


Provenance:  
John Painter Collection of American Indian & Western Photography


Condition:  
Images are in very good condition overall, with even toning, light soiling on surface. Some edge and corner wear to mounts.
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