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Sam Tilden

Sam Tilden Native Americana
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Stock #: 513456
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
Publisher: H. W. Steward
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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("SUMKEN" in Indian, meaning "Shirt on") (The place to go is Idaho) His mother was a sister to Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce war fame. Sam was 8 yrs. old at the outbreak of the war and he night-herded the horses on that famous retreat across the "Lolo Trail". At the surrender at Bear Paw, Montana, Sam escaped to Ch. Sitting Bull's camp in Canada. 8 1/2 yrs. later he returned to USA and attended Carlisle College. Returning to the Lapwai Reservation he did native police work. He was transferred to the Flat Head Reservation in Montana to continue police work until 1935 when he retired. Sam now lives with his son and daughter-in-law at Lapwai, Idaho