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photograph of the reunion of the survivors of Little Big Horn
  • Bill Groethe
    born 1923
    born: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States ; active: United States
  • photograph of the reunion of the survivors of Little Big Horn, 1948
  • Where object was made: Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota, United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Old Dimensions: L = 46.3, W = 37.8
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in
  • Transfer from the University of Kansas Natural History Museum
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7525

Photograph of eight men seated on the ground. The man on the facing left end and the man on the facing right end wear less elaborate feathered headdresses while the six men in between wear full feathered headdresses. There are trees in the background and there is a a rock structure in the background on the facing right side of the photograph. The handwritten title reads:
Reunion of Survivors
Battle of Little Big Horn
Held at State Game Lodge, Custer State Park
There are names beneath the photograph, from the facing left to right:
Little Warrior, Pemmican, Little Soldier, Dewey Beard, John Sitting Bull, High Eagle, Iron Hawk, Comes Again