Sitting Bull Autograph Sells for $7,866 at NateDSanders.com Auctions
Sitting Bull Autograph
A Sitting Bull autograph is a great rarity and very expensive. Most Sitting Bull autographs, in this industry, unfortunately are forgeries. We at NateDSanders.com Auctions, have been lucky enough to have sold two Sitting Bull autographs, both taken out of the original autograph album by me in 2010. Here are the Sitting Bull autograph pages with description, picture and price:
Exceptionally Rare Sitting Bull Autograph
Very rare autograph of Sitting Bull, the Native American holy man, Sioux chief and U.S government defier. Signature was originally part of an autograph album of late 19th and early 20th century notables, likely obtained during the brief period of four months that Sitting Bull performed in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, where he earned approximately $50 per week and reportedly cursed attendees in his native tongue. Ultimately, though, Sitting Bull would be shot by Indian Agency Police upon the reservation, ostensibly when he resisted arrest. Autograph page is signed boldly and clearly in black ink: “Sitting Bull” with distinctive dotting of “i’s”. Minor soiling and toning, else near fine condition. Dark Sitting Bull autograph. Sold for $7,866.
Very Scarce Sitting Bull Autograph — The Most Important Indian Chief of the 19th Century & General Custer’s Mortal Nemesis
Very scarce Sitting Bull autograph, the Sioux Chief who, in refusing to accept dependency upon the white man, led his tribe in a nomadic existence across the Plains during the 1870’s. On the run after killing Custer and his men at Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull finally surrendered in 1881 and, after spending two years in prison, unbelievably agreed to perform in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show, where this autograph was likely obtained. During the four month stint with Cody, Sitting Bull reportedly made an extraordinarily large amount of money for signing his autograph and riding around once in the arena to the hoots and jeers of spectators. He and Cody developed an unlikely strong bond, however, and Sitting Bull gave away most of his earnings from the show to homeless Sioux. This autograph was originally part of an autograph book of well-known 19th and 20th century figures. Sitting Bull autograph page is signed boldly and clearly in black ink: “Sitting Bull”. Minor wear and toning, else near fine condition. Sold for $5,910.