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Plenty Coups, Crow Chief 1880, by C.M. Bell

Plenty Coups, Crow Chief 1880, by C.M. Bell Native Americana
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Stock #: 316266
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: Curt Teich & Co.
Size: 4" x 6" (10.25 x 15.25 cm)
Additional Details:
(courtesy of the Smithsonian) As early as 1875 young Chief Plenty Coups wisely forecast the advantage of joining forces with the whites, against the Crow tribe's old enemies, the Sioux. Admired for bravery in battle in his early years and later, his skilled bargaining with the whites, he emerged by 1887 as the first and only head chief of all the Crow Indians. He died in 1923. The hand colored photograph from which this picture was made is on display at Coffrin's Old West Gallery in Miles City, Montana

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