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Edward Sheriff Curtis
An Oasis in the Badlands – Sioux
1905
Platinum print
Est. $25,000-$35,000
Artnet Auctions
Mar. 23-31, 2011
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Mar. 29, 2011

A lithe fisherman in a loincloth stands on a rock above a raging river, a long spear held at the ready. The Sioux warrior Mosquito Hawk poses, wrapped in a Buffalo robe and wearing a stern expression, his battle days over. The Dakota chief Red Hawk, a veteran of Custer's Last Stand in 1876, sits in full costume on his mount at an oasis in the Dakota Badlands.

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