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War Spoils of a Peace Chief

  • Aired: 07/31/2012
  • 14:35
  • Rating: NR
Family lore says that George’s great, great-uncle Taylor fought alongside General Custer at the Battle of Washita. Peace Chief Black Kettle of the Southern Cheyenne, lost his life in the confrontation. Taylor returned from the war with an Indian neckpiece and leggings, which he said belonged to the chief. George asks Wes, could the family legend he knows so well actually be true?
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Did this neckpiece and these leggings once belong to Peace Chief Black Kettle?
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