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The Killing of Chief Lame Deer

The Killing of Chief Lame Deer

Artist: W. Herbert Dunton (American, 1878 - 1936)
Subject Matter: Chief Lame Deer (American, Wakpokinyan, Miniconjou Lakota, 1821 - 1877)
Date: circa 1911
Medium: oil on canvas
Classification: Painting
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Oden, 1953
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Object number: 2.23P
Description
This painting appeared as an illustration for the article "Rounding Up the Redmen," by General Nelson A. Miles in Cosmopolitan Magazine vol. 51 (June 1911). The caption included for the painting reads "Evidently expecting treachery, Lame Deer jerked his hand from mine, grasped his rifle, stepped back a few paces, and fired. As he did this, I whirled my horse to the right, and his bullet passed my breast, killing a soldier near by. The chief was instantly killed by Captain Whelan, and the fight continued until fourteen warriors were killed, and many more wounded"
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