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Trunks1808 of 2584Mystery TrunkG. & S. Trunk pat dates. June 11 1895, Feb 8 1897 still doing the interior
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    On the back there are pictures of Chief spotted elk (Bigfoot )Lakota who lost
    his life at the battle of wounded knee massacre 29 Dec.1890 also depicted.
    Chato :Tribe Mescalero Apache who actually captured Geronimo(the last Indian hold out.)with the U.S. Army then ironically spent 27 years as a p.o.w. The word of red cloud," They made us many promises but only kept one, they promised to take our land,and they took it!"
    Railroad posters of the Chicago and Alton r.r. -Union & Central Pacific-
    Santa Fe and the Chicago Burlington and Quincy r.r. The great irony of a railroad trunk that helped destroy the Indian way of life during the westward expansion now pays tribute to their demise. This Item is the
    brother trunk to" The Four Chiefs Trunk"That was posted a month ago and will remain with it when completed as end tables to the sweetest trunk collecting gal Elise (A like minded soul).

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Such great work.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I like this because I was partly raised by a Creek Indian & feel for them & their plight.
    3. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the kind words and Love.
      My great grandfather was Sue and Apache and fled to Canada,
      (on my fathers side )so I'm told.
      I was inspired by watching the movie" Bury my heart at wounded Knee" and the person that I am refinishing it for wanted something with railroads. but i was given
      free reign with the artwork. all of the images were known pictures. "The four chiefs"
      trunk was inspired by a story about the Last buffalo and the slaughter of 8 million
      that roamed this great country. By the way there are only 700 original true blood line American buffalos left ,and only in yellowstone.@#!$ sad!
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      The history of the indigenous peoples around the world. Their history is sad.
    5. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      And the buffaloes slaughter was disgusting. I'm not going on a rant, it make angry, and sad.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Peasejean, the woman who raised me more than my own mother told me her history & I was fascinated. My favourite one was where her grandfather, who joined the Confederate army & deserted after the 1st battle. He told her, "I have seen the way the white mans kills, -- and they call us savages!". Miss her.
    7. mcheconi mcheconi, 7 years ago
      I read Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee two years ago and cried. Here in Brazil we did the same. There were around 5 million "native Brazilians" living here in 1500, when the Portuguese arrived. This population was divided in about 1000 tribes. In the mid of the 20th century they were reduced to 150.000 individuals. From the 1980's, the population raised to about 400.000 from 227 tribes. Gold and precious stones miners, timber companies, cattle farms, land invaders and the expansion of cities are responsible for the massacre.

      This week, a new tribe was found. Seven natives were contacted and contamined with the flu. It's in the news:

      And I keep asking why they don't leave them alone?

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