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[Pease Ross, Comanche captured and reared by Sul Ross]
Tintype, 1/6 plate, hand-colored
7 x 8.3 cm
DeGolyer Library, South Methodist University (SMU)
Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection, File: #22.tif
This young Comanche boy was captured at the battle at the Pease River by Texas Ranger and soldier Sul Ross (1838-1896) during the raid when Cynthia Ann Parker was taken from the tribe. The Ross family raised the boy. It is possibly the earliest known photographic image of a Comanche.
Published in SWHQ, Jan. 1990.