News-Antique.com - Sep 06,2009 - Santa Fe, Sept. 6, 2009 -- On June 25, 1876 George Armstrong Custer and 225 soldiers of the 7th Cavalry marched toward an Indian settlement in the Little Big Horn Valley in eastern Montana. When the guns stopped firing and the arrows quit flying the only living thing left was a horse named Comanche. Close to death and badly injured, the horse survived.
A number of Indians claimed to be Custerís assassin. No one knew for sure who killed the white chief. Some said he was killed by several Indians. Others said they saw Custer dressed in buckskin, coat and pants on his hands and knees. Shot through the side, blood trickling from the corner of his mouth and dying, Custer seemed to be watching the drama unfold. He was 36-years-old.
Indian War era artifacts and George Armstrong Custer memorabilia are big areas of collecting today and not inexpensive ones.
Provenance is everything. To be valuable items have to be authentic and documentation is critical.
On June 24, Cowanís, Cincinnati, Ohio, featured a selection of George Armstrong Custer memorabilia in its Historical Americana sale.
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