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Item: 1874 Historical sharps
Description: 1874 Sharps 45/70 cal. cut down Rifle S/N 43XXX, belonging to Star Herd - Northern Cheyenne. Lots of pommel wear, well used. Included are a letter from Wendell Grangaard, of The Guns of History museum in South Dakota. He describes the rifle as having Togia (Native American writing and symbols) on the action, and forearm. The Cheyenne circle of Life on the end of barrel.
Star Herd, a Northern Cheyenne and Wooden Leg were cousins, fought at the battle of the Rosebud and the Little Bighorn. He surrendered early at Spotted Tail Agency but was registered under Crazy Horse's group. According to Black Elk's son Benjamin, Star Herd got this Sharps from a Crow while on a raiding party. The gun was damaged but he had it repaired at the blacksmith shop at Fort Fetterman. The barrel has been cut off this rifle and the smith who completed the work for the Cheyenne was Fools Crow, the Cheyenne Circle of Life Fool's Crow personal mark (in togia) are found on the end of the barrel.
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