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Re: LBH Sharps
Posted by jay call on Tuesday, 2 May 2017, at 11:23 a.m., in response to Re: LBH Sharps, posted by Tom Trevor on Monday, 1 May 2017, at 10:37 p.m.
Tom, Thanks for that info, but I would be be cautious to call it a scam. This Spear family was in the area ranching prior to 1883 and is still ranching or other activities in the area. We all should know of instances where ranchers came in contact with Natives on a frequent bases and did bizzness as well as social meet's, and trading was done, and we know artifacts from the LBH were valued, even back then. I know that in the mid 1970's a TD carbine and holster and some clothing, (which belonged to a Sgt. at LBH), which was owned by a poor Native family on a rez. in S.D., stored away and hidden in a trunk of the Grandmother, was one day taken into a pawn shop in Rapid City and the carbine was sold, the clothes and holster were kept, because even at that time they feared retribution as their early family has attained the items from a dead soldier at LBH. I also know of a well known western artist who was given a TD carbine from an old women,in Montana who had had it passed down to her from her Grandfather who was a rancher in Montana, and this TD was one of the first to be forensically proven, he sold it at auction, for I believe, $250,000.
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