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Little Wolf / Joseph Henry Sharp

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Title(s): 
Little Wolf
Creator(s): 
Joseph Henry Sharp
Culture: 
American
Date: 
1906
Materials/Techniques: 
oil on canvas
Classification: 
Object Type: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Gilcrease Foundation, 1955
Accession No: 
0137.458
Previous Number(s): 
567; 14244
Department: 
Signed, "J.H.Sharp. 06." in lower right; Inscribed in pencil, "Little Wolf Great Cheyenne Chief 1906 Second in command of all Cheyenne in Custer Battle. Two Moons first Little Wolf was the brains and tactition of battle- His uncle, Little Wolf, George Bird Grinnell (authorative historian) thought him the greatest Indian Chief of all - The Government took him and followers to Oklahoma for safety - He did not like it there and struck out for his home in Montana - Gen'l Miles followed him for months, was outwitted and got home, and the Gov't let him stay - I only got one portrait of him and it is Hearst Collection in Smithsonian, Wash'tn." on verso.
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