Sep 30, 2021 - Sale 2580

Sale 2580 - Lot 14

Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Camillus S. Fly, photographer. Geronimo and Natches Mounted. Albumen photograph, 4 3/4 x 8 inches, on original mount, with photographer's copyright statement in the negative, and his printed sticker on verso, image #171 from Fly's "Scene in Geronimo's Camp" series; light crease with an inch of image loss around Geronimo's shoulder, moderate foxing. Tombstone, AZ, March 1886 image

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In March 1886, The Arizona photographer Camillus Fly accompanied General Crook's forces for their negotiations with Geronimo's band of Chiricahua Apache, who were holding out in the Sierra Madre mountains about 20 miles south of the New Mexico border. Mounted on the left is the famed Chiricahua Apache leader Geronimo. The man at his left (holding a baby) is Geronimo's son. On the other horse is Naices (here spelled Natches), the hereditary chief of the Chiricahua Apaches. Geronimo and his band escaped shortly after surrendering.