Lot 118

Battle of the Little Bighorn Survivors Photograph

Estimate: $750 - $1,500

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$100,000 $5,000
Featured in this lot is this Signed photograph of “The Battle of the Little Bighorn Survivors” by Bill Groethe, taken in 1948. Included is a group photograph with eight Native Americans and nine individual photographs. The reunion took place on September 2, 1948. The group photograph shows eight original Native Americans who were present during the battle, also known as the Battle of Greasy Grass. The ninth man present that day was Ben Black Elk, Sr. who was blind and chose not to participate in the group photograph, but allowed Groethe to take his individual photograph. Those pictured in the group photograph are Little Warrior, Pemmican, Little Soldier, Dewey Beard, John Sitting Bull, High Eagle, Iron Hawk, and Comes Again; half-brothers Little Soldier and John Sitting Bull were the sons of legendary Lakota leader Sitting Bull. Bill Groethe was the official photographer for the event. The condition of this photograph is good, no obvious damage noted, measures 20"W x 24"L