Rare Custer book signed by famous Crow Indian in 1930 & photo post card of "Max Big Man & Family" at the Crow Agency, Montana.
"The TeePee Book" the official publication of the "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Custer Battle".
Booklet has some slight wrinkles near edge of pages due to exposure to moisture. Please see scans for condition. Truly a great piece of Little Big Horn memorabilia.
$275.00 plus shipping
Max Big Man was born in 1890 in Crow Agency, Montana. He attended school at boarding schools both on and off the Crow reservation. The period of Big Man’s childhood proved transitory for the Crows due to the imposition of the reservation system. Big Man helped maintain cultural continuity with the past as wrote extensively on pre-reservation cultural stories. He also enjoyed sharing Crow culture with broader audiences as evidenced by his correspondence with non-Crows and his frequent performances for tourists arriving at the train station in Hardin, Montana. Big Man also actively participated in Crow politics during the first half of the twentieth century and became a critic of many policies Robert Yellowtail undertook both during and after Yellowtail’s term as superintendent of the Crow agency. He steadfastly opposed the Indian Reorganization Act, which the Crows voted down in 1935. Later, Big Man supported the creation of Yellowtail dam and participated in the River Crow faction during the ensuing dispute in the 1950s.