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D. [David] Rodocker
Winfield, Kansas: D. Rodocker, circa 1880s - 1890s. Four cabinet card photographs of Native Americans, including Sitting Bull, sold by the western photographer, D. [David] RodockerAll four photographs are mounted on cabinet cards reading "D. Rodocker, Winfield, Kansas." Subjects in three of the four photographs are identified within the print. All have some soiling; one has a horizontal crease. One of the cards shows Louis Fenno, the greatest Ute artist, and his wife. It is titled "Fenno and Squaw Ute". Fenno was killed in 1903 by a white clerk during a gunfight at a trading post near Myton, Utah. (See "Passing of Myton's Old Log Indian Trading Post and First Building" in the Duchesne Record, 1 September 1911, available online at Utah Digital Newspapers.) There is a cursive note in pencil on the reverse that reads, "An Indian man & wife of the Ute tribe." A second card shows Dinero Boy and his wife. It is titled, both within the image and in ink, "Dinero Boy apache". As part of a Mescalero Apache raiding party, Dinero Boy and his brother Chevato kidnapped young Herman Lehmann in one of the most famous incidents of white children being captured by Native Americans. This photo shows Dinero Boy later in life, possibly while serving as a member of the tribal police although he wears no badge. (See Chebahta and Minor's Chevato: The Story of the Apache Warrior who Captured Herman Lehman.) There is a cursive note in pencil on the reverse that reads, "These are members of the Apache tribe." A third card shows Sitting Bull posed in a studio setting. It is titled "Sitting Bull … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books & Paper [United States]
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