Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 17

Price Realized: $ 2,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Cabinet card of the Apache scout Nantaje, who was awarded the Medal of Honor. Albumen print, 6 x 4 inches, on photographer's mount without caption, numbered in the negative 488; minimal wear. Tucson, AZ: Buehman & Hartwell, circa 1880

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In 1872, Nantaje (or Nantahe) helped guide the United States Cavalry to an Arizona cave which served as a hideout for a band of Yavapai. During the battle, 76 of the Yavapai were killed. Nantaje also won praise for rescuing a Yavapai boy who had been caught in the crossfire. He and his fellow scouts were awarded the Medal of Honor three years later. He is here posed with a rifle, revolver, and hunting knife.