Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Shoshone Indian Survivors of Kelley Creek Massacre 1911

In Postcards > Real Photo Postcards > Show & Tell.
Real Photo Postcards227 of 431Some of the things in the small metal box1937 Gutzon Borglum Signed Postcard?
7
Love it
0
Like it

collector8491junecollector8491june loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
southcopsouthcop loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 7 years ago

    timebottle
    (1 item)

    Found in a Box marked Ann's Personal Postcards from an Estate Sale in Carson City Nevada. Nevada Sheriff Charles Ferrel, with the four Bannock/Shoshone surviors of the Battle of Kelley Creek, on May 2, 1911 in front of a police station. Three of the Four Survivors ( all Children ) died within two years after this Photo was Taken from Tuberculosis. The Infant girl survived and was moved to Yakima Washington where she was adopted and named Mary Jo Estep who went on to college becoming a Music Teacher in later life, and never marrying. "Shoshone Mike" Daggett her Grandfather led his band of Indians through the mountains during one of Nevadas coldest winters on record followed by a Sheriffs posse for killing four men inspecting the death of rustled cattle Mike and his band had killed and eaten due to hunger. 8 Indians total and 1 posse member died that day on February 26 1911 during The Last Indian Massacre of Kelley Creek. I would be interested if there are more of these out there, and if anybody knows who took this picture originally.

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Real Photo Postcards
    See all
    1914 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team Real Photo Postcard/RPPC (B)
    1914 Ohio State Buckeyes Football T...
    $17
    1910 Antique Vtg HALLOWEEN RPPC Photo Postcard Automobile Car Costume Kid Parade
    1910 Antique Vtg HALLOWEEN RPPC Pho...
    $13
    RPPC-Waelder TX-SP Railroad Station-Train-Depot-Texas-Gonzales County-Real Photo
    RPPC-Waelder TX-SP Railroad Station...
    $10
    ANTIQUE RPPC REAL PHOTO POSTCARD ROBERT WADLOW WORLDS TALLEST MAN ALTON
    ANTIQUE RPPC REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RO...
    $61
    logo
    1914 Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team Real Photo Postcard/RPPC (B)
    1914 Ohio State Buckeyes Football T...
    $17
    See all

    Comments

    1. southcop southcop, 7 years ago
      sweet!!
    2. solver solver, 7 years ago
      What a tragic event.

      According to Wikipedia, the "author" of this photograph is the "Nevada State Police."
      source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Charles_Ferrel_and_survivors_Battle_of_Kelley_Creek.jpg

      According to "Howard Hicksin's Histories" on the Great Basin College website, the photograph is held by the Northeastern Nevada Museum. You could email an inquiry to the museum and also send them an image of your photograph. The museum's contact info:
      http://museumelko.org/index.php/contact-us/

      The two Wiki pages that include your photograph:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Daggett
      and
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kelley_Creek
    3. collector8491june, 6 years ago
      Mary Jo Estep: my 3rd cousin once removed (via her adoptive parents). :-)

      Great photo, would love to see more of Mary Jo in particular...

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.