Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 137

Price Realized: $ 375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(AMERICAN INDIANS--PHOTOGRAPHS.) Photograph of "Crazy Snake and his Band." Silver print, 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, captioned and signed "F.C.C." in negative; later crop marks on verso. [Oklahoma?], 1901

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Chitto Harjo, the Creek popularly known as Crazy Snake, led organized resistance to the Congressional distribution of tribal Indian Territory lands in 1901. His followers created their own extralegal police force to intimidate their opponents, during the period of this photograph; he may be the tallest one, standing at far right. In 1909, an attempt to arrest Chitto Harjo resulted in the death of two posse members, a skirmish known as the Crazy Snake Rebellion. He escaped and was never captured.