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Skabewis 01-21-2011 05:24 PM

Custers’ Last Drawers, now on E-Bay
By Ricey Wild
News From Indian Country

I am absolutely astonished by what some people pay big money for. Just this past December an American flag was sold for 2.2 million dollars at a Sotheby’s auction. Of course it wasn’t just any old flag; it was one of five carried into battle in 1876 by the 7th U.S. Cavalry at Little Bighorn. Yup. The battle that is described in American history as ‘infamous’ because the Indians rolled in and kicked Whitey’s asses. Well, the victor’s did much more than that of course and afterward took the flags as souvenirs. The one tattered flag the Indians did not get was underneath a fallen trooper and has bloodstains on it, which apparently makes it more valuable. Ick! I know!

Czechy 01-21-2011 07:20 PM

That doesn't really surprise me. I am in the museum field and see the amounts of $$$ that get spent by museums and private collectors for various historic objects. Actually, what gets me is the huge volume of fraudulant "relic" crap claimed to have come from the Little BigHorn battlefield- and the number of clueless suckers who buy it!

AmigoKumeyaay 01-22-2011 01:32 PM

And...the flip side is all the graverobbers that are motivated to invade and steal, to defile the burial sites in their quest for "artifacts" they can sell.

I say, if somebody steals something for profit, they should be dealt with by the laws that existed when that item was made.

A few beatings and public hangings would send a message to these graverobbers.

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